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products & innovations FUJITSU INTRODUCES NEXT GENERATION FLAGSHIP PRIMERGY SERVER FOR BUSINESS CRITICAL COMPUTING Fujitsu’s next generation flagship Primergy rack optimised server is an enabler for digital transformation, providing superior performance and reliability for business critical back end data centre services. The third generation Primergy RX4770 M31, a four socket x86 server, delivers an impressive performance boost thanks to the inclusion of the Intel Xeon processor E7 v4 product family and super-fast memory. The rackable PrimergY RX4770 M3 is optimised to run any organisation’s most demanding, business critical tasks. It is ideally suited to complex, data intensive workloads such as in-memory databases including SAP HANA and system intensive tasks such as real time business analytics. In the next generation Primergy model, robustness is maximised via enhanced business critical reliability, availability and security features and further progress in both system consolidation and manageability has been realised. Reduced power consumption and greater system density mean that the Primergy RX4770 M3 is ideally suited for sever consolidation projects. For example, two new Primergy RX servers can replace five equivalent systems from 2011, reducing physical space requirements by 60 per cent. Simplified remote capabilities are also part of the new Primergy server, enabling extensive server monitoring and management regardless of system status – even including decentralised locations. For further information visit: www.fujitsu.com IT INFRASTRUCTURE IBM expands flash storage solutions IBM has announced an expansion of its flash storage portfolio to help clients more quickly extract value from data so it can be turned into competitive advantage. IBM launched three new all-flash array products incorporating a minimum latency of 250ìs (microsecond) – to solve the challenge of accessing the massive amounts of data quickly for cloud based applications and workloads. Consumers today are demanding cloud based applications that are fast, easy and intelligent. Sub-second response times are critical when data is retrieved from the cloud to deliver a unique, personalised and positive customer experience. IBM MicroLatency technology transfers data within the flash array via hardware instead of the added layer of software. Also built into the solutions are features designed to solve cloud requirements such as quality-of-service (QoS) to prevent the impact ‘noisy neighbour’ problems have on application performance, secure multi-tenancy, thresholding, and easy-to-deploy grid scale out.   All-flash solutions announced complement IBM’s existing all-flash portfolio including FlashSystem 900 and V9000 that also leverage IBM’s FlashCore technology. For further information visit: www.ibm.com/storage/flash SOFTWARE & SERVICES www.rittal.co.uk