Fujitsu Server Park News
Modern realities associated with increasingly complex business tasks and ever-growing volumes of data require the modernization of IT infrastructure. One of the key aspects of this modernization is the consolidation of server infrastructure. Using a small number of more productive server models instead of a larger number of low-performance ones allows customers to save space, power consumption and license fees and simplify management. In this article, we will talk about updating the lineup of Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers with a standard architecture, implemented in various form factors.
In the “cloud” era, in addition to constantly increasing requirements for equipment performance, the factor of convenience of providing resources comes first. The proliferation of cloud infrastructures also requires maximum return on every ruble invested in server hardware.
Today, Fujitsu's portfolio includes many x86 server models. They can be divided into several categories - cost-effective expandable servers for SMB and branches; universal scalable high-performance rack servers; platforms for converged infrastructures designed for high performance computing; high-density platforms for high-performance, cloud and hyper-convergent computing; in-memory computing platforms and mission-critical applications. Fujitsu has updated its lineup of servers in virtually all categories.
The entry level is represented by the new PRIMERGY TX1310 / 1320/1330 models. They can be used as the first server and for 1C applications, mail server, branch server, etc. They work on the basis of Intel Xeon E3 processors and support up to 32 GB of RAM. These servers can use 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hot-swap hard drives. The TX1330 also supports hot swappable power supplies. These are entry-level servers that can be installed not only in the cabinet, but also under the table, since they are assembled in a “tower” form factor, and their noise level is only 22-24 dB. For a small business, which often does not have a dedicated server room, this point is very relevant.
Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX1320 M1
For medium load, the TX2540 M1 is designed based on two Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2 processors, supporting up to 192 GB of RAM. This server is already positioned for medium-sized businesses (25-50 people) and is well suited for deploying virtualization and loaded applications that require increased performance of dual-processor machines. Thanks to its “tower” design and low noise level, the TX2540 M1 can also be installed under the table.
Fujitsu today offers four models in the rack segment of PRIMERGY servers - RX1330 M1, RX2520 M1, RX2530 M1, RX2540 M1. Three cars of this series have analogues in previous product lines, with the exception of the RX2520 M1. This is an absolute novelty that has no predecessors, which is an affordable dual-socket solution for small businesses. The older models of this line of RX2530 M1, RX2540 M1 are based on Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors, which were announced in September last year. Each of these processors has 18 cores in one socket (36 cores in total) and a cache of 45 MB. Supports 1.5 TB of DDR4 RAM. Also in the older models of the line appeared support for Fujitsu DynamicLom Technology. This means that the chip responsible for network connections is soldered to the motherboard, which allows you to quickly and conveniently adapt to the network interfaces that are currently needed by the customer. Today, DynamicLom technology supports 2 and 4 ports of 1 Gbit / s or 2 ports of 10 Gbit / s. In the future, the manufacturer promises to support 4 ports of 10 Gb / s and 1 port of 40 Gb / s. Also, this chip supports up to 8 virtual network ports, that is, up to 8 virtual network cards with which the operating system can work as physical ones.
The RX1330 M1 server is a low-cost solution focused on SMB. Possible use cases are 1C application server, mail server or branch server. The model is based on the Intel Xeon E3 processor, supports up to 32 GB of RAM and up to 10 2.5-inch hot-swap hard drives, as well as two power supplies.
The RX2520 M1 is designed to work with medium loads and can be used as a server for virtualization and backup. It runs on the Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2 processor, supports up to 192 GB of RAM, 12 3.5-inch hard disks or 16 2.5-inch hard disks with hot-swappable function.
Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX2530 M1 The
older models RX2530 M1 and RX2540 M1 are optimal for high loads and are a good choice for data centers. They are powered by Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors, support up to 1.5 TB of RAM and up to 12 3.5-inch hard drives or 28 hot-swappable 2.5-inch hard drives. It also provides for the installation of a SATA DOM / USB / UFM bootloader.
For the highest loads, the RX4770 M1 Hi-End model is designed, which can be used as a server for ERP or CRM systems, a database server or virtualization. The model is based on Intel Xeon E7-4800 v2 processors (up to 4 processors), supports up to 6 TB of RAM, up to 8 SAS hard drives 2.5 inches or 4 PCIe-hard drives 2.5 inches with hot-swappable function. The ability to connect hard drives directly to PCI-e helps increase their performance.
Clouds and clusters
The PRIMERGY Scale-Out Systems family of servers for cloud infrastructure and high-performance clusters has also been updated. The younger Blade-models BX2560 / 2580 are positioned by the manufacturer as a consolidation server, application server, infrastructure server or virtualization server. They are based on Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3, have up to 16 DDR4 RAM slots or up to 24 ECC RAM slots with support up to 1.5 TB. These models use up to 2 SAS / SATA 2.5-inch hot-swap hard drives or 1.8-inch SSDs.
Fujitsu PRIMERGY BX2560 M1 DynamicLom
technology and the installation of a SATA DOM or UFM boot loader are also supported here. These models can be ordered from Fujitsu partners since February. The server cluster with two nodes CX420 S1 (Cluster in Box) is a solution for medium and small businesses based on Windows Server 2012 at a very affordable price.
Fujitsu also supplies OEM software with the servers. In particular, the Windows Server Foundation 2012 R2 operating system comes with the youngest model for a small office. This system Microsoft allows to distribute with new servers only to large manufacturers. This offer is more cost-effective than products from small manufacturers that can install only Windows Server Standard 2012. The customer can purchase software support packages directly from Fujitsu. Specifically for a number of applications, Fujitsu offers pre-configured solutions. These include, for example, VMware vSan Ready Node. There are similar solutions for software products of Microsoft and other companies. Another configured solution is vShape 50 based on the ETERNUS DX100 S3 storage system for up to 50 virtual machines. Especially for backup using Symantec Backup Exec 2014 software, there is a turnkey solution based on the RX2520 server.
In conclusion, it is worth noting that Fujitsu's standard architecture servers are sold at a low and competitive price on the market, their design is specially designed to provide maximum reliability, and they also offer the highest computing density in the industry (per unit mounting rack).