Fujitsu has announced the launch of the fifth generation of its Eternus CS High End data protection appliance for larger enterprises and the second generation of its Eternus CS800 data protection appliance for SMBs. Integrated into a consolidated data protection eco-system, Eternus CS is surrounded by a set of services, starting with installation and maintenance up to managed services.
Both products are available in all global regions, though the company noted availability and cost varies by region.
The Eternus CS High End data protection appliance for dynamic infrastructures (the successor of the former CentricStor data protection solution) provides intelligent data protection across a heterogeneous infrastructure. Designed to meet the needs of larger enterprises, its multiple-tier storage solution is engineered to exploit the best of disk and tape by storing protected data policy-based and autonomously through multiple tiers and on various storage devices.
"As businesses emerge out of a global financial crisis and look for new ways to strengthen their business, it doesn't take long to realize that protecting business-critical data is the key," said Richard McCormack, senior vice president of the server and solutions business division of Fujitsu America. "With over 10 years deep experience at the leading edge of efficient data protection, Fujitsu is earning its reputation as the world's trusted adviser on efficient data protection."
The CS High End appliance offers Virtual Tape Library (VTL) and network-attached storage (NAS) connectivity for true tape virtualization and file archiving. It also offers support for a wide range of mainframes, open systems, NAS devices and backup applications. The company said deduplication and compression technologies further minimize capacity requirements and increase the benefits of energy efficiency.
The Eternus CS 800 is being marketed as a turnkey data protection appliance for midmarket businesses that follow a disk backup strategy with deduplication. The CS800 also supports the Symantec OpenStorage and Path-to-Tape. In addition, a company press release claims the appliance's deduplication technology reduces typical capacity requirements for disk-to-disk backup by up to 90 percent.
"The introduction of the Eternus CS800 marks a strategic shift by Fujitsu and a more aggressive stance in the data protection appliance market. At the high end, large enterprises have deployed over 700 CSX000 series units that allow the consolidation of open systems and mainframe backup systems into companywide solutions that simplify management, increase resilience and make more effective use of physical tape," said Nick Sundby of IDC. "The addition of deduplication will sharply increase effective storage capacities and should accelerate the return on investment for many customers."