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Fujitsu Expands Global Storage Business Under the Eternus Brand

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - June 8, 2009 - Fujitsu today standardizes its global storage portfolio under the ETERNUS brand name and introduces the ETERNUS DX60 and DX80 entry-level RAID storage systems. These new storage systems deliver new features such as reduced power consumption, simplified management and improved redundancy that meet growing demand from mid-sized enterprises. The Fujitsu CentricStor virtual tape system and the FibreCAT TX entry-level tape systems are renamed ETERNUS CS and ETERNUS LT, respectively.

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??? ETERNUS DX Key Features: Both ETERNUS DX systems offer high availability, reliability and speed at an affordable price point. The two models have redundant components and the ETERNUS DX60 offers 4 Gigabit-per-second FC technology and the ETERNUS DX80 offers 4 or 8 Gigabit-per-second FC technology. Both models feature new functions that ensure greater availability and significantly faster recovery, including eight snapshots (which can be extended to 1024) to enable rapid backups. ETERNUS DX systems are easy to install and manage. The ETERNUS DX80 also feature easy-to-activate encryption to prevent unauthorized access to confidential data. Both systems include the EcoMode function, based on MAID (Massive Array of Idle Disks) technology, allows disks that are no longer needed (such as disks planned for daily backups) to be shut down to conserve energy - a capability designed to contribute to green data centers.

??? A Green Approach to Reliability and Availability: The ETERNUS DX60 and DX80 protect the integrity of data on the disk and in the cache with Data Block Guard, a function that detects data corruption. In addition, the systems have a CacheProtector feature which writes the contents of the RAID controller cache to flash memory if a power outage occurs. A capacitor helps to save power; unlike traditional batteries it recharges extremely fast, allowing the cache to be used again very quickly. This means that the system remains protected in the event of a power failure and can deliver full performance again once power is restored. The systems also have a new "Redundant Copy" function, which reacts at the first signs of a disk failure and copies the disk in question automatically. This dramatically reduces recovery times.

??? Backup to a Suitable Medium: The ETERNUS DX60 and DX80 are equipped with high-performance SAS and large capacity Nearline SAS disk drives. Together with solid state drives, which will be available later this year, this offers an extensive set of data management options. Data can be saved on the appropriate medium according to the service levels involved to meet requirements such as cost, speed, access time, lifespan and easy usage. With the RAID migration feature, data can be moved dynamically between different RAID groups and hard disks.

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