Our LIFEBOOK U904 Ultrabook™ has already drawn attention to itself at the CeBIT previews in Hamburg and Munich. It scored points thanks to its slim design, with a thickness of only 15.5 mm and weighing just 1.39 kg it is thinner than all other devices in the 14-inch business class. We will be displaying the fully equipped Ultrabook™, which now includes a PalmSecure™ palm vein sensor, at CeBIT 2014 in Hannover.
The new technology expands the range of performance for mobile users and offers the highest security standards, for instance standards that have to be met in finance or healthcare where highly sensible data is handled. Palm vein authentication technology, which is based on our proven PalmSecure™ technology, improves data security and at the same time simplifies security processes. An integrated sensor detects and authenticates the unmistakable pattern of the user’s palm veins fast and contact-free and is close to impossible to forge. And the management of this authentication solution is extremely easy.
The LIFEBOOK U904 Ultrabook™ allows you to travel in complete comfort, while the solid magnesium housing ensures durability. Its super-crisp, frameless, 35.6 cm (14-inch) WQHD+ IGZO display also supports touch input. An extended battery runtime, backlit keyboard, ultimate security features and optional embedded 4G/LTE ensure exceptional mobility. The optional port replicator guarantees ultimate convenience in the office.
Visit us at CeBIT in hall 7 (booth A28) from March 10 to 14.
Over 200 journalists and bloggers representing IT, economic and daily press publications have had an initial look in Munich and Hamburg at the trends and innovations which will be shown at CeBIT 2014, the world’s largest IT trade fair which will be taking place between 10th and 14th March 2014 in Hannover.
This year Fujitsu will be playing a large part in the design of CeBIT Previews. In his keynote “IT Security“ Jürgen Walter, Executive Vice President and CEO, Fujitsu Central Europe, explained the challenges facing IT managers and how state-of-the-art devices and solutions can increase overall security. Walter used the evening podium discussion to answer questions about the handling of Big Data from users and scientists.
The LIFEBOOK U904 Ultrabook™ was one of the big attractions: Thinner than all the other devices in the 14“ business category the fully equipped Ultrabook not only has PalmSecure handvein sensors but also a complete LAN interface which it can fold out. The journalist reactions clearly showed that Fujitsu is “innovative and right on target” when it comes to IT security and “Made in Germany”.
The smart Ultrabook was the proud winner of the “PREVIEW Award“ for “Innovation at CeBIT” – the nomination coming from all the attending journalists representing specialist IT, economic and national publications.
Join us at the Fujitsu stand at CeBIT 2014 and make an appointment now!
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Hardware vendors as well as IT departments may not be fond of the allegation, but it rings true nonetheless: A lot of data centers are run like cold stores at around 20 °C (68 °F). As a result, cooling expenses have exploded – in some organizations, they already account for half of the power consumption and energy costs. However, IT departments don’t have to fall victim to this trend: Fujitsu’s Cool-safe® Advanced Thermal Design technology solves these problems in bulk.
To prevent server and application failures and related revenue losses, companies have been investing in sophisticated ventilation and cooling concepts. In doing so, they’re facing two difficulties. First, the more performance they demand, the more efforts they must make to keep server temperatures at a normal level. Second, a recent Gartner survey revealed that today’s cooling systems frequently consume about half of the energy required for data center operation. But since no firm seems willing to reduce computational resources, the only way out of this dilemma is to increase cooling systems’ efficiency and cut into their power consumption.
Tried technology, modern hardware
To facilitate this, Fujitsu has developed its well-established Cool-safe® design several years ago. Cool-safe® used heat pipes and straight-through cooling (i.e. channeling cold air across heat-generating CPUs and RAM modules) to reduce the use of processor and cabinet fans. The technology was successful and a step in the right direction. But with processors getting ever more powerful and cooling costs going through the roof, we felt it was time for an upgrade and launched its successor Cool-safe® Advanced Thermal Design (Cool-safe® ATD) this fall.
Cool-safe® ATD enhances the “classic” concept by enabling select latest-generation PRIMERGY servers to run under “extreme conditions,” that is, within a higher ambient temperature range. Previously, rack and tower models tolerated up to 35 °C (95 °F); the new systems now can deal with up to 40 °C (104 °F) before hitting the alert threshold. As a result, the data center air-conditioning is turned on at a later point in time, which helps cut air-conditioning expenses by 5 to 6% per additional degree. To achieve this, we’ve adapted the tried and tested Cool-safe® concept for modern, state-of-the-art hardware, more specifically, for Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge- and Haswell-based Xeon processors (E5-2600 v2 and E3-1200 v3 families) and matching mainboards. Hence, Cool-safe® ATD is available only with a selection of our latest generation of mono- and dual-socket PRIMERGY rack servers. Customers and resellers can pick adequate components during the configuration process and automatically learn if their choices entail limitations with regard to other building blocks and features, e.g. the type of installable HDDs or support for tapes. Contrary to what one might expect, Cool-safe® ATD comes without time limits for extended temperature operation and most importantly does not have an influence on the warranty. And that’s not the end of it: customers who wish to deploy truly “eco-friendly” servers can opt for our new PSUs with 94 and 96% energy efficiency. Altogether, Cool-safe® ATD, better power supplies, and other system improvements will result in a 50% better server performance per watt – and that’s where the real savings start.
Quintessence: Due to the large amounts that can be saved, cost-efficient cooling of servers and data center environments will inevitably become a “hot topic” on every CIO’s agenda in the upcoming months. With Cool-safe® ATD for mono- and dual-socket PRIMERGY RX models, Fujitsu has a powerful solution in store that can help customers cut energy consumption and improve server performance per watt without negative side effects.
At which temperatures do you run your data center? Have you thought about raising the temperature?
In-memory and cloud solutions have the potential to support business growth. To bypass infrastructure costs and lower the entry barriers to adopt in-memory technology, Fujitsu leverages its expertise in cloud services, as well as its knowledge of more than 300 SAP HANA on-site deployments, to create Fujitsu Cloud for SAP HANA.
Because virtualization is a major foundation for the efficiency of cloud platforms, Fujitsu ran a proof-of-concept (POC) project with a VMware-virtualized SAP HANA platform, to exactly detect the impact on costs. The PoC analysis revealed that the smaller the database the higher the cost reduction through virtualization with VMware vSphere™.
Basically SAP HANA customers with databases of less than 832 GB will surely benefit from server virtualization. This applies to the majority of midsize customers. However, Fujitsu Cloud for SAP HANA is not limited to smaller organizations. It can also be a smart option for large enterprises.
To learn more, read my article on „Achieve Maximum Flexibility and Efficiency with Cloud-Based SAP HANA Deployments” here: (pdf)