Fujitsu has been ranked in Business in the Community’s annual benchmark of responsible business, the Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index).
The CR Index is a robust benchmarking tool which has helped hundreds of companies measure and manage the progress they are making to integrate responsible business practice into their mainstream business at all levels. It is a rigorous process which assesses companies against a diverse range of factors, from how engaged their board and senior managers are with responsible business issues to the link between remuneration and CR performance.
Fujitsu achieved an overall score of 99%, achieving a 5-star rating and ranking first in the technology sector. Obtaining a 5-star rating means that Fujitsu has met a number of CR Index criteria including having a vision that encompasses social and environmental challenges and has made long-term investments to improve the sustainability of its current products/services with has clear plans to scale this up. The company achieved a score of 97% or more in all core sections of the CR Index – Corporate Strategy (98%), Integration (100%), Management (99%), Impact Areas (97%) and Disclosure (100%).
The announcement of the 2015 CR Index has been timed to coincide with Responsible Business Week (20-26 April 2015) an annual initiative to increase awareness of the positive contribution of business in society.
For further information about the 2015 CR Index including the full list of 2015 ranked companies, visit www.bitc.org.uk/crindex
April 22nd is Earth Day 2015. Earth Day has been celebrated widely around the globe since 1970 in support of environmental protection. Fujitsu is actively implementing innovative technologies to enable your data center to run more efficiently, providing you with significant cost savings while lowering your carbon footprint. Being “green” becomes even more important when you consider the steady growth of our digital footprint and its impact upon our planet. It is estimated that around 2 percent of global electricity utilization goes to support IT equipment.
Efficiently managing the electricity needed to power and cool your data center lowers your operating expenses. It also reduces the carbon emission footprint associated with your data center.
A Compact Server Reduces Energy Usage, Footprint
The Fujitsu M10 server has been recognized by Japan’s Environment Minister’s Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity due to the advanced energy-saving innovations designed into each Fujitsu M10 server.
Multiple innovative technologies have enabled the compute power delivered with the Fujitsu M10 server to increase tremendously over the previous generation SPARC Enterprise M-series servers. The processor power available per square foot is up to 50x greater than the earlier generation, which means that a single, compact Fujitsu M10 server can replace multiple, bulky legacy servers resulting in immediate power and space savings. This comes from the Fujitsu M10 server’s modular, scalable architecture, extremely dense packaging, Liquid Loop Cooling technology, and more powerful SPARC CPUs with up to 16 cores per processor.
In fact one of our Fujitsu group companies, Fujitsu Technology and Business of America (FTBA), experienced a 2:1 server consolidation ratio that cut its server footprint in half by installing three modern Fujitsu M10 servers in support of its Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade. As a direct result, the organization is now enjoying a 50 percent decrease in energy consumption and a 40 percent savings in monthly maintenance costs. FTBA provides financial and facility services to Fujitsu affiliate companies.
Designing a More Energy-Efficient System
When you design for a high degree of compute density as found in the Fujitsu M10 servers, the power and cooling components of the system design are critically important. In this regard, the Fujitsu M10 server features three innovative capabilities: elastic power management and capping, high efficiency power supplies, and Liquid Loop Cooling.
Elastic power management and capping lets you automatically reduce system power for idle components (eliminating unnecessary energy usage) and provides the ability to flexibly cap power consumption. For example, you can set an upper threshold for system power consumption. The CPU frequency is automatically controlled so as not to exceed the threshold. This function provides you with control of system power consumption to fit your datacenter operating parameters.
The compact Fujitsu M10-1 server employs highly efficient and reliable power supplies that comply with 80 PLUS® Gold standards, and the Fujitsu M10-4 and Fujitsu M10-4S servers employ power supply units that comply with 80 PLUS® Platinum standards. This high efficiency means less power wasted and lowers electricity usage.
The Fujitsu M10-4 and Fujitsu M10-4S servers also feature Liquid Loop Cooling, an innovative cooling technology that combines the advantages of liquid cooling (high cooling performance) and forced-air cooling (ease of installation and maintenance). Fujitsu M10 server’s Liquid Loop Cooling greatly improves server density and performance by allowing the CPUs and memory to be much closer together without the need for large heat sinks. Fujitsu M10 servers are able to pack a lot of computing power into a very small package.
New systems with a lower carbon footprint can enable your data center to be more efficient and more eco-friendly. The Fujitsu M10 server can play a key role in establishing more eco-friendly data centers.
You can learn more about the green technology innovations designed into the Fujitsu M10 servers here.
Fujitsu has developed a new storage system in collaboration with Red Hat, one of the world’s main suppliers of open source solutions. This solution is suitable for service providers and IT organizations that facilitate online access to data in the multi-petabyte range. The new software-defined storage solution is ideal for data storage starting from half a petabyte.
Integrating Red Hat’s Inktank Ceph Enterprise storage software Fujitsu delivers a hyperscale storage system called ETERNUS CD10000 that can scale up to 200 storage nodes reaching capacities of 50 Petabytes and more. Fujitsu is also supplying end-to-end management services and maintenance for the complete, ready-to-use solution relieving customers from high efforts of building a complete architecture around Ceph, reducing deployment time ta few days and caring about complex and consistent maintenance efforts. The popular Ceph solution is used by companies that set up public or private clouds, including many users of OpenStack.
The ETERNUS CD10000 storage system is intended to provide a solution to the demands of service providers, educational institutions and public sector organizations that manage large online archives which are challenged with unpredictable storage capacity demands. The target group also includes media companies and other organizations that stream online content, as well as financial institutions needing ad-hoc access to historical data. First customers are using the ETERNUS CD1000 to provide storage resources into the cloud, for online storage of huge amount of documents and for sync and share services. The system is built for zero down time and also for zero migration, as included hardware nodes can be exchanged and refreshed by newer technologies during operations. Together with automated self-healing functions it is the first immortal system on the market.
More information about the solution can be found HERE
The Fujitsu Forum 2015 will be held May 14-15 at the Tokyo International Forum in Japan and theme of this year’s Fujitsu Forum will be Human Centric Innovation in Action.
By working with customers to build new ecosystems and realize innovation, we seek to create a prosperous future where people can live their lives in comfort and security. Fujitsu Forum 2015 will introduce new and effective ways to use ICT, including examples of Fujitsu’s own internal deployments. With rapid advances in digitalization and evolving technologies, the world is becoming ever more closely connected. In addition to enhancing people’s lives and making them more convenient, this trend is bringing significant changes to business and the management environment, presenting new opportunities for companies to grow beyond the bounds of traditional frameworks.
On the other hand, there are also numerous challenges that threaten society’s sustainability, such as issues related to food and energy supplies, urbanization, natural disasters, and economic disparity. In an effort to overcome these challenges, Fujitsu is leveraging the power of ICT.
This year marks Fujitsu’s 80th anniversary and Fujitsu Forum 2015 will highlight its accelerated drive to create innovation in a new era with the theme – Human Centric Innovation in Action. Fujitsu Forum 2015 will feature a variety of seminars and exhibits to demonstrate new ways of using ICT, including with regard to IoT, Big Data, mobile and other digital technologies.
Overview of Fujitsu Forum 2015
1. Time & Date: 10 am – 6 pm on Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15, 2015
2. Location: Tokyo International Forum, 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
3. Theme: Human Centric Innovation in Action
4. Expected Visitors: 13,000 (admission is free)
5. Seminars: (English interpretation available for certain sessions)
-Keynote and special presentations
Top Fujitsu executives will introduce the company’s vision and direction, while key industry leaders and ICT partners will discuss the environment facing business and society in the future, as well as activities being taken to promote innovation.
Focusing on nine important topics for 2015, experts, thought leaders, and representatives of companies and organizations with cutting-edge initiatives, will present on the latest trends using specific case studies.
- Seminars, workshops, and hands-on programs
Fujitsu will introduce solutions and initiatives to address a variety of challenges facing customers and will incorporate proven customer references that demonstrate how new ICT is put into practice. Other programs offer participants the chance to deliberate on timely topics or areas of common interest, based on specific industries or business tasks. There will also be interactive programs providing visitors with hands-on experiences.
- One-on-one meetings
The Forum will offer individual one-on-one meetings to collaborate on specific challenges customers are facing. Fujitsu will share concepts for new business opportunities or ways in which individual customers can develop solutions to overcome the respective challenge.
6. Exhibits (approximately 100 in total) about Business & Social Innovation, Big data, Cloud, Security and Work Style Innovations
See you there or online (by following the hashtag #FujitsuForum!)
Whenever a new athlete joins a winning team, there are some check-ups and test. They have to run, swim, and jump to show they are best-in-class. And sometimes, these athletes are even more successful: they go to the Olympic Games or World Cups and get paid off for their efforts: they win the gold medal or trophy.
Also servers are somehow an athlete in a data center. Here at Fujitsu, we do the same as a good trainer would do. We train and test them with one goal: to win the trophy.
Just recently the latest PRIMERGY team member FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX2560 M1 and its twin FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY TX2560 M1 joined our hall of fame. Both of these servers have the same beating heart: Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 processors and superfast DDR4 memory in combination with highly efficient power supplies helped to cross the finish line as the most energy efficient server worldwide (RX2560 M1) and the most energy efficient tower server worldwide (TX2560 M1).
The race control measured the following values:
Best 2-socket tower server result SPECpower_ssj2008: 10,699 overalls ssj_ops/watt
(FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY TX2560 M1, Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3)
World record SPECpower_ssj2008: 10,685 overalls ssj_ops/watt
(FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX2560 M1, Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3)
From the whole trainer team we can just congratulate to this outstanding result. It is always great to see when more than 20 years of experience continuously lead to such results.
Both, the FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX2560 M1 and TX2560 M1 offer maximum performance, best expandability and highest availability without any compromises. Branches, data centers and SMEs value the performance of the two Intel® Xeon® E5 v3 processors and 1536 GB DDR4 memory support. Up to 10 extension slots and the redundant power supply enable top availability levels and excellent expandability options. The server is thus ideal for computing-intensive applications, virtualization solutions and storage demanding scenarios. Cool-safe® Advanced Thermal Design helps to minimize costs for cooling.
Competitive benchmark results stated above reflect results published on http://www.spec.org as of April 01, 2015.
Score of 10,699 ssj_ops/watt SPECpower_ssj2008 published by Fujitsu on the PRIMERGY RX2560 M1, see http://www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/results/res2015q2/power_ssj2008-20150317-00690.html.
Score of 10,685 ssj_ops/watt SPECpower_ssj2008 published by Fujitsu on the PRIMERGY TX2560 M1, see http://www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/results/res2015q2/power_ssj2008-20150317-00689.html.
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