Fujitsu Introduced PRIMEQUEST – Latest Lineup of Mission-Critical Servers

Fujitsu announced that new PRIMEQUEST model, PRIMEQUEST 1800E, the latest in its lineup of mission-critical x86 servers, will be available in Hong Kong starting today.

PRIMEQUEST 1800E servers are equipped with the latest 8-core Intel Xeon processor 7500 series, maintaining the same standards of reliability and availability as previous series , while greatly improving price/performance. In addition, by decreasing the physical size of the server – a reduction of rack space by 1/3 and weight by 1/5 – Fujitsu has succeeded in cutting the series’ maximum power consumption by approximately 1/3. The PRIMEQUEST 1800E is being offered as a “Fujitsu Super Green” product, distinguishing it as a leading environmentally friendly product based on the Fujitsu Group’s green assessment guidelines.

"The financial services industry has been and will continue to be one of the leading vertical markets in our server revenue for the Hong Kong market, where many financial institutions continue to invest in their open-source servers for their mission-critical business systems to gain competitive advantages through their IT infrastructure upgrades. Fujitsu Hong Kong has been working closely with mid to large enterprises to help realize their opportunities to move to mission-critical computing, which is a cornerstone for future growth," said James Pang, General Manager, Sales Department of Information System & Services Division, Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited.

"We will continue to drive growth by strengthening our core business with new products and technologies that speed up implementation times and are of high reliability, availability, performance scalability and cost-efficiency. We are thus confident that the global alliances with Intel, Linux and Microsoft coupled with our significantly expanded mission-critical server portfolio including PRIMEQUEST 1800E, we are well positioned to effectively meet individual customer needs, especially for the finance and banking sectors in Hong Kong," said Pang.

Equipped with an Intel processor and Linux and Microsoft Windows Server operating systems, PRIMEQUEST, which combines Fujitsu’s proprietary technologies for high reliability and availability, is the perfect open-system server for use in upgrading mission-critical business systems, large-scale database systems, or as an ERP solution platform. Furthermore, because of its compatibility with leading virtualization software, PRIMEQUEST exhibits strength as a trusted enterprise cloud computing platform, as well as in server consolidation and integration, which are effective in reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) of ICT systems.

"Intel welcomes Fujitsu’s next generation PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST platforms built on the Intel Xeon processor 7500 series," said Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Data Center Group. "Fujitsu’s high-end enterprise market reputation and expertise, coupled with the scalable performance and advanced reliability capabilities of the Intel Xeon processor 7500 series, will help allow IT managers to run their most demanding, scale-up workloads."

In recent years, an increasing number of companies have employed open systems for their mission-critical business system needs, with the aim of shedding their dependence on vendors, optimizing their investments, and managing the latest technologies.

In response to this demand, Fujitsu began offering the PRIMEQUEST series in 2005 as an open-system, mission-critical server that combines industry-standard open architecture with technologies for high reliability and availability that Fujitsu has cultivated from developing mainframe servers.

Compared to previous models, the newly announced PRIMEQUEST 1800E features a significantly enhanced price/performance ratio, superior green technology, and virtual machine compatibility. Consequently, the series can better assist companies in optimizing their ICT infrastructure, helping them to improve reliability, strengthen business growth and continuity, and quickly respond to climate change.



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