The German Data Center Award was hard-fought once again. Many companies submitted their most innovative ideas to gain attention and success. Fujitsu participated in the competition and – hope you remember our success in 2013 with Fujitsu Energy Management in the Data Center – was shortlisted amongst the finalists in 2014!
Fujitsu participated with “Fujitsu Data Center Management & Automation – Automated Contingency Manual” in the data center software category and came in closely after GORDIS GmbH and VMware.
This rank in the German Data Center Award rewards our ideas and efforts in the field of Data Center Management & Automation.
Want to know more about our submission to the competition? Data Center contingency manuals are required by the ITIL standard and describe processes that have to be followed and executed in emergency cases. The goal is to recover business continuity as fast as possible. In many data centers contingency manuals are printed issues. With our automation solution the processes necessary to counter emergency cases can be automated across operating system and department boundaries and in cases of emergency the processes run automatically and support the emergency managers.
Automated emergency processes avoid manual errors and increase process quality, the guarantee the adherence to escalation procedures and ensure documentation of all activities – and most importantly they accelerate human/machine interaction and allow operating data centers more efficiently, securely and at lower cost.
We have developed the “Fujitsu Data Center Management & Automation – Automated Contingency Manual” together with our partners CA Technologies and TDS for usage in heterogeneous data centers. Our solution offers the integration of operations management with sensor and measurement technologies for buildings and systems. It takes into account the current status of the IT infrastructure and process landscape while flexibly allowing stepwise enhancements to innovative automation concepts.
Find more information about the German Data Center Award in the Internet (German language)
CeBIT 2014 has opened its doors for experts and companies from all over the world and I would like to tell you briefly what has happened so far and tell you about the “hits” on the Fujitsu Stand which you should not miss.
A lot of attention before the official CeBIT start was given to our new mobile devices which visitors, journalists and bloggers have been trying out.
The Fujitsu LIFEBOOK U904 Ultrabook™ with 4G/LTE is certainly one of these mobile highlights. The thinnest Business Ultrabook in the 14“ category has been nominated as a “CeBIT Highlight Product“ and is the world’s first Ultrabook which has integrated non-contact, biometric security technology as an option: the Fujitsu Palm Vein Sensor. If you want to learn more about the LIFEBOOK U904, please follow our “Insider blog” here
Olaf Leis (Lower-Saxony State Minister for the Economy, Employment and Transport) visited us at our CeBIT stand in hall 7 on Monday evening – and the focus of his visit was our Palm Secure technology. He took a good look at the “Secure Gate“ which manages really secure access. Authentication of a person’s identity is via the non-contact recognition of the unique vein pattern in an individual’s hand.
Today the Intel Innovation Award for a new concept in data center technology was awarded. Jens-Peter Seick, Senior Vice President of the Fujitsu Product Development Group received the prize on our behalf.
And there are lots of new features for Fujitsu vShape!
The proven vShape reference architecture from Fujitsu integrates now NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP. The virtualization platform vShape is based on Fujitsu x86 PRIMERGY servers, switches from Brocade as well as NetApp Storage systems. It offers companies a shared scale-out infrastructure which is more flexible and is ideally suited to handle the almost unlimited growth in a company’s data volume.
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That is just some of the highlights on our CeBIT stand. If you want to see more, you have until Friday – we look forward to seeing you in Hall 7, A28.
At Fujitsu Forum we are introducing, together with the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, an “Intelligent Desk”. Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization with a strong focus on people’s needs, e.g. health, security, communication, energy and the environment.
This Intelligent Desk acts as the front-end device for a wide range of End User Services and shows the latest technology used in ergonomic and efficient working. It covers state-of-the-art illumination concepts as well as current ergonomic furniture technology. The Intelligent Desk integrates Fujitsu’s IT know-how and demonstrates our UC&C solutions live. You can see that the workplace of the future is almost cable-free. Touch functions and gesture control are also fully integrated together with digital import options for analog documents so that they can be processed further.
We invite all visitors to experience the future of workplaces first hand at the Democenter (Innovation area). We have prepared some interesting showcases, where we would like to invite you to join us on a journey to a Reshaped Workplace.
Today NGOs have to be really creative to generate awareness of their mission and to mobilize public support for their cause. “Previously I traveled with a slide projector from lecture to lecture, but that´s doesn’t work anymore. To reach our target audience and to make our work in South America more tangible, we now need to use up-to-date professional media,” says Lorenzo von Fersen, the founder of the independent environmental and nature conservation not-for-profit organization Yaqu Pacha, which for the last 20 years has carried out projects for the conservation of marine mammals in South America.
Together with Fujitsu and the App-specialist emotion touch, the behavioral Biologist found a solution that suits his needs. Whenever he and his colleagues are presenting their work at exhibitions and conferences, they bring a few ESPRIMOs X913-T. Thanks to the ESPRIMO’s adjustable displays and the App, they offer an easy and intuitive access to images, videos, text and documents. When on site, for example, interested people can with just a few touches experience how schools of dolphins in Chile work together, or catch a glimpse into the daily lives of coastal fishermen at the mouth of the Rio de La Plata River in Uruguay and Argentina.
“At Yaqu Pacha, we see ourselves as ambassadors for the entire ecosystem. The ESPRIMO X PC allows me to get this complex message across by playing a short film or illustrating an important project with the help of images or a short text. The new technology is much easier than handing out flyers or giving presentations with a slide projector as I used to do. I am able to reach out to more people in less time than I was ever able to using conventional technology and this is extremely important to the work that we do,” says von Fersen. This great example shows how our ESPRIMO X PC is not only a useful tool in the office!
Read here the full case study on Slideshare
The Fujitsu experience zone in Hall 2 as well as our “Future of Workplace-Truck” provide hands-on examples about the latest workplace products from Fujitsu. You can learn how current touch technology simplifies work using stationary PCs and thin clients as well as see our state-of-the-art notebooks and tablet PCs. E.g. the ESPRIMO Q910 delivers excellent performance, energy efficiency and manageability in a very small housing.
Or have a look at the stylish Fujitsu ESPRIMO X. This all in one PC features an adjustable 10-finger multi-touch display, which can even be laid out completely flat across any surface.
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