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Fujitsu delivers blade server powerhouse

The Primergy BX630 is Fujitsu Computer Systems’ latest addition to its range of blade servers. The eight-socket blade server is powered by dual-core AMD Opteron processors, and aims to provide datacentre administrators with the flexibility to scale up and scale out their infrastructures in a single chassis.

Fujitsu says it is the first major supplier to deliver a standard architecture eight-socket, dual-core blade server system, offering increased density and scalability with lower power and space requirements.

The company believes that the Primergy blade server enables all components of an enterprise infrastructure - from network edge devices to back-end databases - to be housed in a single blade server chassis. Individual blades can then be upgraded to more powerful servers as needed. The result, says Fujitsu, is greater datacentre design flexibility and lower total cost of ownership.

MD Opteron-based Primergy BX630 eight-socket blade servers can be installed in the current Primergy BX600 chassis and mixed with existing Intel Xeon-based Primergy BX620 S2 blade servers and Primergy BX630 two-socket blade servers.

“The Primergy BX630 eight-socket server is another major step in Fujitsu’s ongoing commitment to offer our customers the power and flexibility they need to design and build out datacentres that meet their current infrastructure needs while preparing them for the future,” says Richard McCormack, senior vice-president of product and solutions marketing at Fujitsu Computer Systems.

The Primergy BX630 eight-socket server will be available during the second quarter of 2006. The Primergy BX630 blade pricing starts below £1,282 in a two-socket configuration; an eight-socket Primergy BX630 blade will be priced below £20,500.


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