13,000 visitors from 81 nations is a new record for Fujitsu Forum and this is 20% up on last year. They all came on 19th/20th November to see the biggest manufacturer’s IT event in Europe at the ICM in Munich. The latest trends in ICT were presented and demonstrated and there was a fantastic exchange of ideas, information and opinions.
A big thank you to all visitors for your support and we invite you to Fujitsu Forum 2015. Initial registrations can already be made.
As the world becomes increasingly digitalized, it has an ever bigger influence on our daily lives. In order to tackle the coming challenges head on, it is necessary for people to change their mindsets, said Chiseki Sagawa, Senior Vice President, Head of Platform Strategic Planning Unit, Fujitsu. Mr. Sagawa underscored the key role Fujitsu plays in this process.
For Fujitsu, it’s not enough to tell others about it. Fujitsu itself is digitalizing its own competencies. We are standardizing the digital experience on tablets, smartphone and notebooks with our products, services and solutions. Additionally, we are automating our knowledge and thus achieving considerable savings, both financial and in terms of effort. The result is a higher performance.
The key to success is the management of a hybrid environment. Fujitsu offers a business platform for a hyperconnected future and removing the barriers to a digital world.
In fact, a part of this digital world is already with us. Jay Kidd, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, NetApp, reminded listeners how the invention of the PC changed the world and how it freed businesses and people alike.
Due to the ever increasing data avalanche, we are faced with the challenge of controlling and organizing it. While the devices used may be interchangeable, the data is not. The solution lies in the cloud.
We need architectures which help us to control these vast amounts of data. The widely available free of charge tools do not offer enough security. Moving data from one cloud to the next is also difficult. Help can be found in a mix of clouds which can be flexibly adapted and controlled, such as NetApp’s “DataFabric”. It offers consistent data services and platforms, a robust virtualization software and safe data transport.
Though the way to a hyperconnected world will be a challenging one, one thing is sure: Fujitsu will continue to shape the future — together with NetApp as partner.
Watch the keynote.
From September 09 to October 31, 2014, we were looking for the oldest PRIMERGY server alive. The winner was invited to the #FujitsuForum and just got handed over this prize, a brand-new PRIMERGY RX2540 M1
Congratulations to Posta Srbije
Posta Srbije was founded in 1990. Today, the organization provides the largest infrastructure and logistics network in Serbia, with around 15,000 employees. Pošta Srbije was one of the first Fujitsu customers in Serbia and is currently using more than 200 active PRIMERGY servers which are driving its IT operations and business. The PRIMERGY 561 systems, for which Posta Srbije receives this award, were bought in 1996 and used as application servers for more than 10 years. Since then, they are still being used to format and prepare SCSI disk drives.
PRIMERGY servers have set standards in quality, efficiency and agility. In 1994, Fujitsu launched the first PRIMERGY server based on x86 architecture using PC-like economics and flexibility. Back then, not many vendors believed in industry standards — Fujitsu did. Today, we have the industry’s most complete x86 portfolio comprising tower, rack, blade and cloud servers, say Uwe Romppel Senior Director, Global Server Development Group & Ayman Abouseif, Vice President Product Marketing, both Fujitsu.
VMware was founded in 1998, and back then Fujitsu released the industry’s first scale-up 8-way server and were VMware’s 2nd OEM partner. Today, with the PRIMEQUEST family, we offer UNIX functionality with x86 efficiency. PRIMEQUEST systems support up to 12TB RAM, making them ideal for SAP.
2002: PCI-Express was introduced; Fujitsu brought the first blade server to the market, the PRIMERGY BX300. Today, we’re able to disaggregate servers and re-aggregate them dynamically using PCI-Express.
2004: Fujitsu was a very early player in the energy efficiency world, making our customers’ infrastructure greener. Today, our Augsburg factory is a very green factory. In 2013, the factory won the award for reducing our CO2 emissions by 5%, and a year later, we have reduced emissions by 15%. Our servers have improved server energy efficiency by a factor of 30 since 2008. Being good for the community and for the environment is a key principle for Fujitsu.
2008: Facebook started. We introduced scale-out computing platform for hosters and telcos delivering extreme performance and highly energy efficient server architecture. Today, we offer the PRIMERGY CX400M1 system which stands for new economics for density, energy & TCO. It is ideal for HPC clusters in industry.
2010: OpenStack came to the market and open source started to play a bigger role. In 2010, Fujitsu introduced the PRIMERGY BX400 server. Today, Fujitsu offers OpenStack reference architectures for server, storage and cloud.
2012: Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space. Fujitsu was the first vendor worldwide to achieve Windows Server 2012 certification. We were also the first to offer a ‘Cluster-in-a-box’ solution which takes away complexity and can be setup in just 35 minutes. Today, we offer FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for VMware EVO:RAIL; it is pre-integrated and ready to work in minutes with flexible service options.
To our 20 years’ experience we add our customers’ experience. The result is a user inspired design that does more than simply improve and upgrade the processor and features, e.g. long-lifecycle servers, DynamicLOM Technology, ServerView eLCM, etc.
We’ve tried to find the oldest running PRIMERGY to give an award for the “Oldest PRIMERGY Alive”. To date, there are 38 servers older than 10 years.
- 3rd oldest server (PRIMERGY P470) is from June 1999 from I-Business Klein GmbH from Austria.
- 2nd oldest server (PRIMERGY P270) is from Dec.1998 from Schaubroeck N.V. from Belgium
- The oldest server (PRIMERGY 561) is from Jan. 1998 from Posta Srbije from Serbia.
To make the journey to a digitalized world, customers need a responsible business partner to realize business objectives and protect customers’ reputation. Fujitsu can improve social value, said Duncan Tait, Executive Vice President, Head of EMEIA, Fujitsu.
How do we feed an increasing global population? How can we produce better food within the cost and environmental constraints? How do we provide better healthcare for an ageing population?
Responsible business is what drives the executives in Fujitsu and this is one reason why customers, like Qantas, choose Fujitsu. It’s good for the business and for the brand. Customers need to figure out how responsible business drives business models. The dimensions of Responsible Business are:
- Operating practices
A great brand is fundamental to a business’ performance. You not only need great technology and great services, but you also need to conduct your business responsibly. You should have a partner which does the same.
Watch the keynote here (start at 1 hr 7 minutes).