Promises to provide 20% savings in power and cooling in comparison to standard rack server assembly
Fujitsu is rolling out new Primergy Cloud eXtension server, which it claims to provide scale-out capability for cloud environments and optimise the operating cost drivers of power, heat and space.
The company claims that the Primergy CX1000 is designed to deliver as much computing power as possible per square meter, at the lowest-possible price, packing 38 server nodes into a rack to provide minimum savings of 20% in power and cooling in comparison to a standard rack server assembly. The Primergy CX adds a new class of server to the current Fujitsu x86 line-up of Primergy blade (BX), rack (RX) and tower (TX) models.
With the Primergy CX1000, the company unveils a new Cool-Central architecture that also saves space by removing the need for the datacentre ‘hot aisle’, a space behind racks where hot air is blown out of the back of running servers.
In addition, the Primergy CX1000 features an internal chimney that funnels hot air through the top of the standard-size rack, allowing for rows of Primergy CX1000 racks to be placed back-to-back, resulting in floor-space savings up to 40%.
Built on off-the-shelf components, the simplistic design concept of the Primergy CX1000 is to replace individual server nodes in case of a system failure, then replace faulty components offline, Fujitsu said.
Jens-Peter Seick, senior vice-president of x86 server product unit at Fujitsu Technology Solutions, said: “With the Primergy CX1000 we’re introducing a solution that goes beyond the scale-out performance envelope of rack servers – without blowing budgets – which is especially compelling in Cloud computing environments.
“New products require new services, and new services are realized by new products. The Primergy CX1000 introduces a new hybrid approach ensuring that we meet every customer’s unique demand: cost efficiency gains from implementing standardised services such as IaaS, plus the flexibility to add customised services such as managed services.”