"The new generation ETERNUS DX disk systems, supported by PLX's PCI Express switch technology, offer a revolutionary performance architecture that delivers a fivefold increase in performance," said Shigeo Konno, general manager of Storage Systems Business Unit, Fujitsu Limited. "Fujitsu has redefined business-centric storage systems, and PLX is an excellent partner in our high standard for reliable high-speed PCI Express connectivity."
"Fujitsu has long been at the forefront of storage innovation and in delivering complete solutions for a global market, and the ETERNUS DX series exemplifies the company's leadership," said Gene Schaeffer, executive vice president of worldwide sales, PLX. "That the PEX8764 was selected for the series speaks to both companies' commitment to enabling data centers and cloud environments with the most powerful, efficient and versatile storage solutions possible."
The new Fujitsu ETERNUS DX series includes the scalable entry-level ETERNUS DX100 S3 and DX200 S3 models, and the midrange ETERNUS DX500 S3 and DX600 S3 models. The upgraded series provides unmatched support for data consolidation projects, thanks to seamlessly integrated unified NAS and SAN connectivity. Combining significantly increased performance with business-centric, automated quality-of-service management, the new Fujitsu ETERNUS DX systems also deliver industry-leading performance, running at five times the IOPS, three times the bandwidth and double the bus performance of previous models.
PLX ExpressLane PCIe switches are deployed worldwide in enterprise storage solutions based on hard disk drives, solid-state drives and combinations of the two media. The switches' broad success in that market is due in large part to their ability to aggregate storage, devices, connect communications and storage subsystems, provide mid-plane or backplane pathways for storage systems, and enable failover, redundancy and mirroring of those storage systems.
PLX is the worldwide market leader with over 70 percent market share in PCIe switch products, today offering 18 ExpressLane PCIe Gen3 switches. The company has more Gen3 switches in development to enable its ExpressFabric initiative, enterprise storage, and other key cloud/data center applications, while in parallel is planning for PCIe Gen4 products.
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