Hyper-Converged PRIMEFLEX for VMware Cloud Foundation

Dedicated PRIMEFLEX solution enables creation of flexible, agile software-defined data centres (SDDCs) based on market-leading VMware Cloud Foundation software.

Fujitsu today announces the general availability of its first completely software-defined data centre solution for VMware environments, PRIMEFLEX for VMware Cloud Foundation. This fast-tracks the creation of software-defined data centres (SDDCs) to provide a more flexible and adaptive computing infrastructure.

Fujitsu Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for VMware Cloud Foundation – on show at VMworld in Barcelona – is designed to dramatically simplify how companies buy, implement, and operate large-scale SDDCs. Customers can choose either a turnkey integrated system, or a reference architecture. Turnkey systems allow customers to get Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) up and running in just hours, based on familiar VMware software. The reference architecture approach allows the use of pre-qualified and pre-certified vSAN Ready Nodes for VMware Cloud Foundation deployments2. With its two solutions for creating a hyper-converged environment, PRIMEFLEX gives customers an even wider choice in creating scalable, efficient, and agile on premise VMware Cloud Foundation software-defined infrastructure deployments that can be tuned to individual requirements.

The guiding principle of PRIMEFLEX for VMware Cloud Foundation is to provide customers with an easy-to-operate, pre-configured solution that includes everything required for a hyper-converged SDDC infrastructure. The latest addition to the Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX line-up is ideal for enterprises and service providers that need fast production, easy maintenance, and lower total cost of ownership. It combines a high-performance Fujitsu server platform with switches from Cisco and QCT, and features VMware software-defined compute, storage and networking capabilities as well as the integrated management of physical and virtual resources.

Craig Parker, Head of Integrated Systems for the EMEIA region at Fujitsu, says: “Business units are continuing to expect more from their IT departments – mainly in responding faster and in a more flexible way to support fast-changing business needs, while of course still managing risk and cost. More and more enterprises are finding that software-defined design is the answer, since it streamlines infrastructures and increases flexibility and agility. However, it is a daunting challenge to build such a software-defined environment – and can be a difficult, time-consuming and error-prone process. PRIMEFLEX for VMware Cloud Foundation is the result of close collaboration between Fujitsu and VMware to create a solution that takes the risk and complexity out of SDDC deployments, while also dramatically cutting the time it takes to set up and operate such an infrastructure.”


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