Fujitsu Siemens Computers Expands Storage Portfolio to Include New FAS900 Series from Network Appliance
New York, NY - October 1, 2002 --
Fujitsu Siemens Computers has announced the expansion of their
product portfolio to include Network Appliance's new FAS900 series
as part of the existing European distribution agreement for Network
Appliance's enterprise network storage solutions. The new
NetApp® FAS900 series can be deployed in a wide range of
data-intensive applications, regardless of the data access method
used. Providing the NetApp FAS900 Series means that Fujitsu Siemens
Computers now offers organizations even more flexibility when
implementing and expanding IT infrastructures.
The FAS900 Series provides customers with the same high
availability, performance, scalability, and management ease as all
Network Appliance systems. The models being launched include the
FAS940 with a storage capacity of up to 9TB and the FAS960 with a
capacity of up to 24TB in connection with an upcoming release of
the operating system Data ONTAP™. Both systems are also
available as clusters with a capacity of 18 or 48TB, respectively.
The maximum throughput performance also represents a clear
improvement on that of the preceding F800 Series models.
"Nowadays, organizations no longer regard technical details as
playing a decisive role, but rather storage solutions which are
scalable and adaptable to business demands, while reducing the
total cost of ownership (TCO) and increasing the return on
investment," explained Helmut Beck, Vice President of Storage,
Fujitsu Siemens Computers. "With the FAS900 Series as part of our
product offering, we are able to offer our customers even more
options when selecting storage management solutions, which is, for
us, a great benefit."
"Enterprises are now demanding storage solutions which are best
suited to their specific application requirements," said Mark
Santora, senior vice president of marketing at Network Appliance.
"As of today, we not only offer the most comprehensive range of
products for different kinds of business data, but also a unified
storage solution in the form of the FAS900 Series, which supports
both block and file protocols for a wide range of customer
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in open network storage
solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its
inception in 1992, Network Appliance has pioneered technology,
product, and partner firsts that continue to drive the evolution of
About Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European computer company
and market leader in Germany. With around 7,500 employees and
extensive European manufacturing facilities in Germany (Augsburg,
Paderborn, and Sömmerda), Fujitsu Siemens Computers offers
everything for enterprise computing, ranging from best-in-class
Intel- and Unix-based servers to mainframes and enterprise storage
solutions. It is also one of the leading providers of mobile
computing products, PCs and workstations to business customers, and
is the No. 1 supplier of computers for home users in Europe.
Serving the needs of large corporations, small- to medium-sized
enterprises and consumers, the company operates in all key markets
across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The sales
organization with more than 3,000 sales professionals and more than
25,000 distribution partners are responsible for optimizing
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