Fujitsu expands its ETERNUS storage solns for SMBs

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SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA: Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation recently announced that Tech Data Corporation is the first IT products distributor for Fujitsu ETERNUS(R) storage solutions. The distribution agreement makes it easier for customers to purchase Fujitsu ETERNUS Storage Area Network (SAN), storage virtualization, and software products through Tech Data's broad reseller network in the U.S. and Canada.


The agreement increases the presence of Fujitsu within the burgeoning small to medium business (SMB) storage market while providing Fujitsu customers with solutions to their most complex storage challenges.

Fujitsu ETERNUS storage solutions are solving customers' storage challenges, from managing Microsoft(R) Exchange Server migrations and the consolidation of massive email volumes, to ensuring business continuity and efficient disaster recovery, to reducing power consumption and footprint in the data center.

"The high-performance and reliable ETERNUS storage solutions are ideal for channel partners to provide cost-effective solutions to their customers," said Richard McCormack, senior vice president of marketing for Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation. "Fujitsu's ETERNUS storage solutions deliver enterprise-class features, flexibility and simplified management to the SMB market."


"Tech Data's reputation for delivering fully integrated, custom solutions aligns perfectly with Fujitsu's focus on developing high-performance, eco-friendly, market-specific solutions that meet our customers' increasingly complex business requirements," said Dave Egan, senior vice president for storage at Fujitsu Computer Systems.

The Tech Data agreement follows the recent debut of the Fujitsu ETERNUS2000 Storage Area Networks (SAN) targeted at SMB data centers struggling with cost and power-consumption issues. The ETERNUS2000 SAN offers the same enterprise-class data availability, redundancy and ease of management as the most advanced Fujitsu storage systems.


The mid-range ETERNUS4000 is an ultra-secure storage solution delivering enterprise-class performance with encryption native to the disk drives, while the enterprise-class ETERNUS8000 delivers the world's largest capacity disk drives. ETERNUS provides the only entry-level storage solution that includes MAID (Massive Array of Idle Disks) for power efficient savings to cost-sensitive SMB customer data centers.

"As the first distributor of Fujitsu storage solutions to North American resellers, Tech Data has significantly expanded our relationship with one of the world's most respected computer companies," said Pete Peterson, senior vice president and general manager, advanced infrastructure solutions, Tech Data. "Through our AIS Division, Tech Data will support Fujitsu ETERNUS resellers with dedicated sales and technical support teams. AIS will help our reseller customers profitably deploy these versatile solutions that satisfy the rising demand for storage among end users of all sizes in the public and private sectors."