New PRIMERGY BX400 provides affordable blade server technology with high reliability and increased
productivity, saving time and costs for midsized companies
Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2010 – Fujitsu today announced the global availability of blade server technology designed
especially for smaller and mid-size businesses that are looking for scalable efficiencies and consolidation. The new
PRIMERGY BX400 is a fully-featured blade system built from the ground up as a user-friendly and versatile infrastructure
designed for midsized customers with large computing and storage requirements, including branch offices.
The PRIMERGY BX400 is a green datacenter in a box, providing an optimum combination of up to eight server or
storage blades in a small enclosure, supported by a comprehensive set of solutions and services. It combines leading-
edge technology, such as a fully integrated virtual storage appliance using technology from Fujitsu’s partnership with
NetApp, with impressive input/output flexibility and bandwidth known from the PRIMERGY BX900 ‘Dynamic Cube’ blade
system introduced last year.
Easy to install and manage, the PRIMERGY BX400 allows companies to spend less time on set-up and management
and instead focus on the core business processes essential for profitability. Simplified lifecycle management reduces
daily operational costs by up to 60 percent. Like all PRIMERGY servers, the BX400 ships with Fujitsu’s ServerView
software suite, allowing easy and integrated system management and monitoring. Additional software components such
ServerView Resource Coordinator VE and Virtual IO Manager deliver uniform operations for pools of physical and virtual
servers combined with cost-effective high availability.
The consolidated design makes the PRIMERGY BX400 more affordable than other blade servers on the market, while
saving office space. As small and midsized companies often have restricted available space, two different system
versions of the PRIMERGY BX900 allow for flexibility to fit various environments. The rack version can be integrated
easily into an industry standard 19-inch Fujitsu rack or other third-party racks. The floorstand version can fit under a desk
or in reception areas without distraction, with low noise levels of only 45 decibels making it one of the quietest available.
Jens-Peter Seick, Senior Vice President Datacenter Systems at Fujitsu Technology Solutions says, “Midsize companies
with large data volumes have similar IT needs to enterprises, but are more constrained by available IT expertise and
budgets. The PRIMERGY BX400 is a complete Dynamic Infrastructure of up to eight server and storage blades as well
as network components supplemented with Fujitsu services extended into the cloud with Dynamic Services. Its small size
is ideally suited for midsized companies with big computing and storage needs, needing no specialized power, cooling,
or IT expertise.”
Energy-efficient, cost-sensitive, easy to install and manage; the new PRIMERGY BX400 helps businesses increase
productivity via greater IT efficiency and drive down costs for storage and computing requirements. It reduces power bills
by up to 30 percent (1), and since it also emits less heat, also minimizes the strain on air conditioning, while cutting CO2
emissions. Businesses also benefit from the PRIMERGY family’s scalable and modular infrastructure, as well as from
Fujitsu’s extensive range of global infrastructure services.
Fujitsu’s comprehensive PRIMERGY server blade portfolio can host the full range of applications in both physical and
virtualized environments, equipped as they are with the latest Intel Xeon 5600 series processors and large memory
capacities. Fujitsu offers a fully integrated virtual storage appliance in combination with PRIMERGY server blades
servers, plus a connection to the cloud to expand customers’ on-site infrastructure capabilities with quick and easy
access to individually configured server, storage and backup resources.
If business requirements change, it’s easy for companies to add or expand PRIMERGY Blade Servers to meet the new
demands. The PRIMERGY BX400 is fully compatible with each component of the comprehensive PRIMERGY BX blade
portfolio. For larger enterprises that need an enhancement to the PRIMERGY BX900, but don’t need the computing
power of 18 server blades, the PRIMERGY BX400 can enhance and supplement current configurations.
PRIMERGY BX series is designed for a broad range of application areas, from web servers or terminal server farms
with lower performance demands through to high performance database or application server configurations. Fujitsu’s
PRIMERGY BX400 supports all current and previous versions of popular operating systems like Windows and Linux, as
well as common hypervisors like Microsoft HyperV, VMware and Citrix Xen. The PRIMERGY BX400 can be equipped
with the same PRIMERGY BX server, storage, connection and management blades known from the PRIMERGY BX900,
which have achieved several world records in industry standard benchmarks (2).
“The PRIMERGY BX400 provides an optimal solution for addressing the storage requirements of midsized customers as
they move to flexible, integrated, shared IT infrastructure solutions,” said Rick Scurfield, vice president, Global System
Partner at NetApp. “By leveraging the virtual storage appliance with NetApp Data ONTAP-v, Fujitsu customers can
benefit from NetApp’s proven and innovative storage efficiency capabilities such as snapshots that help customers
achieve greater cost savings and operational efficiencies.”
The PRIMERGY BX400 will be available globally in December 2010, and is on the pricelist now.
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