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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Today we would like to give you a first glimpse on the new Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY Systems. Tomorrow’s systems and solutions will be developed around human needs and activities. All aspects of the infrastructures, applications, their operation and maintenance are to be optimized accordingly. Servers will design the IT more efficiently in this new world. They will increase the performance of applications as a result of perfect interaction between storage, server and I/O. They will save energy and cooling costs on a scale never before seen in order to use existing resources optimally and help IT to become a business advantage more quickly. The next generation of the Fujitsu server PRIMERGY family is the first step in this far-reaching mission.
With Fujitsu’s new PRIMERGY systems, customers are able to turn their technology into a competitive advantage due to:
- Enhanced Energy Optimization: This allows customers to save energy and cooling costs on an unprecedented scale, with an additional saving of up to 27 per cent, while ensuring system availability even under extreme conditions.
- Converged Performance: The new generation of dual-socket PRIMERGY servers increase the performance of applications as a result of perfect interaction between storage, server and I/O.
- Holistic Server Lifecycle Management: PRIMERGY systems make ICT work more efficiently. Up to 55 per cent savings on running costs and increased productivity enable organizations to redeploy scarce IT resources to value-creating tasks.
- Global Lifecycle Excellence: Fujitsu’s broad portfolio of services and tools provide the added benefit of reducing costs throughout the lifecycle, shortening project times and increasing the availability of applications and services.
Further information on the new generation of PRIMERGY servers, which will be extended with topics week-by-week, is available from today on: HERE
Again in 2013 the Fujitsu Forum is an absolute must for decision-makers who face the challenge of shaping IT technology now and in the years ahead.
With the motto “Reshaping ICT – Reshaping Business and Society” we will present the latest ICT trends, innovations, and solutions together with our partners.
Take a close look at the solutions and services on offer, which are designed to reshape data centers and workplace environments. Listen to keynotes held by international top speakers and take part in the breakout sessions as well as the Expert Talks to discuss individual IT topics with our specialists.
Our amazing portfolio enables private and public-sector organizations to respond to internal and external challenges in a very flexible manner. Why not visit Fujitsu Forum and learn what we can do for you and your organization?
82 percent of last year’s visitors say that the event is one of the most relevant conferences in the industry, and 87 percent plan to attend once again this year. Be one of them and save the date:
6th and 7th November 2013.
Also watch this site for updates and register right now: http://www.fujitsu.com/fts/fujitsuforum
Here are some Twitter impressions from last year’s event:
— Der Aba (@Der_Aba) November 24, 2012
— Stefan Ried (@StefanRied) November 8, 2012
— Ronna Porter (@Ronna) November 7, 2012
— Marko Wallin (@walokra) November 7, 2012
In addition here are some event reviews from the blogosphere:
Fujitsu Forum 2012 with LIFEBOOK4Life Insider
Fujitsu Forum 2012: What we saw on the first day
Insights to future workplace from Fujitsu Forum 2012
Register now – it will be great having you in Munich!
On day 1, Alex Wallner, GM & Area VP Central EMEA at NetApp opened the conference and welcomed around 70 attendees from 13 countries. Alex gave an overview about NetApp’s activities for SAP customers and he mentioned Fujitsu a couple of times as an important partner of NetApp in the SAP space together with our joint HANA and FlexFrame offerings.
Then, Dean Wardrope gave some insights into SAP’s Cloud infrastructure where they use 40PB of NetApp capacity, which counts for the larger share of the entire capacity in SAP’s data centers, and why NetApp is the dominant storage provider for SAP’s cloud infrastructure. Stetson Webster, Storage Architect from NetApp IT, then continued and showed how NetApp runs SAP internally and how they benefit from internal use of their cloning and data protection features as well as the new “always-on” features from deploying clustered Data ONTAP.
Before the break Christian Baier from Rehau took the stage. He not only presented how Rehau’s products help Austrian ski jumpers to be so successful. Not only do they provide a polymer for the jumps which is to be used in both winter and in summer, but he also explained why Rehau selected FlexFrame and that they use it due to its flexibility, completeness and ease of use. Christian also highlighted the cost reduction Rehau achieved with their decision to operate their SAP environment on their SAP Enterprise Cloud built on FlexFrame from NetApp and Fujitsu.
After a networking break it was Matt Watts, Director Technology and Strategy at NetApp, who gave a vital speech about his chat with a professor on a plane about parallelism of utility business and IT and how British Gas differentiate themselves based on their IT department. Matt then made transparent the difference NetApp makes by adding the “always-on feature” and nearly unlimited scalability of clustered DATA ONTAP in addition to their storage OS, which also provides peak efficiency and peak flexibility. His last topic was about the disruptions NetApp expects through Flash where NetApp is the first enterprise storage vendor with a full flash array available.
The evening closed with an interesting walk through the city of Vienna and dinner in the Albertina Passage dinner club. Here a number of interesting exchanges took place with other visitors about what they will take from the day and their experiences operating SAP landscapes.
The second day was structured with a number of break-out sessions, of which two sessions were provided by Fujitsu. The topic of the sessions was “SAP HANA: Challenges and Solutions from an Infrastructure Perspective with Business Impact”. Approx. 35 people attended both sessions in total and some interesting topics where discussed in the sessions. One customer asked when Fujitsu’s FlexFrame will be extended to support SAP HANA as well. The obvious answer is our FlexFrame Orchestrator solution which was announced in Nov 2012 and will be available at the end of this year. FlexFrame Orchestrator allows mixed workloads of traditional SAP systems in combination with SAP HANA based workloads.
At the closing lunch it turned out that one of the visitors was so compelled by what they had heard during the two days about the NetApp-Fujitsu partnership and about our FlexFrame offering that they requested a reference visit at Rehau in the next weeks. This aspect shows how beneficial such events could be where especially the experience exchange between customers could lead to new and inspiring insights.