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Virtualisation reduces server requirements, saving cost and energy

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At yesterday's Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008, Fujitsu Siemens Computers has presented its range of Primergy servers, ideally positioned to support the new products.

Windows Server 2008 technologies enable companies to better utilize server resources, enabling savings on operational as well as energy costs. According to Fujitsu Siemens Computers, an advantage of the upcoming virtual server environment is that IT departments gain flexibility because services and applications can be moved on the fly between physical host servers, thereby improving business agility.
"Microsoft and Fujitsu Siemens Computers are working closely together to offer leading edge technology to our customers," says Bill Laing, GM: Windows Server at Microsoft. "Running Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 on PRIMERGY server provides a wide range of advantages and savings to our enterprise customers."
Monique de Klerk, portfolio manager: Dynamic Data Centre at Fujitsu Siemens Comptuers, adds: "Embedded in our Dynamic Data Center Strategy the new PRIMERGY Server together with the new Windows Server 2008 will enable higher efficiency, better quality of service and increased agility of IT operations."
The new Primergy RX600 S4, RX300 S4, TX300 S4, RX200 S4, TX200 S4, RX100 S5, TX150 S6 and TX120 S1 are expandable and energy-saving industry standard servers. All feature new quad-core processors and have remarkable performance power and storage capacities, while additional PCI slots are available to further extend system utilisation levels.
Standardised system administration at SAS-RAID level ensures consistency in protecting live server data. The new quad-core processors in the Primergy servers reduce the power consumed by each processor, while the standard 2.5-inch SAS hard disks use 20% less energy than normal 3.5-inch hard disks.