Fujitsu redesigns data center

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The latest addition to Fujitsu’s Primergy x86 server line-up is presented.

The CX 1000 is designed with the cloud computing and is one of the pillars of the global strategy for infrastructure as a service manufacturer.

«Designed from the ground up to provide maximum computing power per square meter for the lowest possible price», the Primergy CX 1000 includes 38 server nodes in one rack and, according to the manufacturer, offers a minimum saving of 20 percent in energy and cooling when compared to a normal server architecture rack.

«The bet is on the design of the rack and not the server «, made a point of pointing out Joseph Reger, CTO of Fujitsu, during the presentation of the new Primergy Cloud eXtension, in Cologne, Germany.

Fujitsu’s new architectural proposal is based on a system cool central which also saves space by eliminating the need for the data center «hot aisle» – the space reserved behind the racks for hot air to be expelled from running servers.

In place of this «corridor», the CX 1000 has an internal chimney that takes hot air to the top of the rack.

This allows multiple queues to racks back to back, resulting in space savings of up to 40 percent, suggests the manufacturer.

For large data centers, namely service providers and telecommunications operators, the CX 1000 has a price of around 80 thousand euros in the base configuration, which can reach 200/250 thousand euros when optimized in terms of CPU and memory.

These servers rack can now be ordered, starting to be made available later this month, Fujitsu officials said.

It is estimated that in 2012 the servers for the cloud represent more than 25 percent of the servers sold and it is this market that the manufacturer is looking for with the new launch.

The new bet has a two-year revenue potential that could reach $ 500 million. «This is a first edition of a concept that will later be optimized, evolving according to the needs of our customers», said Joseph Reger.