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Hope springs Eternus: Fujitsu lobs fresh top-end array at flashy storage crowd

Fujitsu has announced the fourth generation of its high-end DX8900 array with 50 per cent more drives, doubled storage capacity, faster caching, a 1.3x performance boost and the addition of compression. The prior ETERNUS DX8900 S3 was announced in July 2015 and introduced the Extreme Cache option, an SSD cache built into the …
Chris Mellor, 29 Oct 2018
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Fujitsu: Closes director's gate to Tait, 9 execs abdicate, and for German workers – a crap Weihnachtszeit

There's trouble at Fujitsu: it is removing EMEIA* boss Duncan Tait from the board – the first non-Japanese exec ever invited on to it – and wants to shutter its German manufacturing plant. Oh, and it's laying off half the number of executive officers that work across the group. First up, Tait. Fujitsu lied to El Reg. Weeks ago …
Paul Kunert, 26 Oct 2018
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Fujitsu: We love Microsoft Azure, we're training 10,000 bods on it

Fujitsu may have given up the ghost on its own K5 cloud, but it is promising to throw a ton of human resources at selling and managing Microsoft Azure – its public cloud service of choice. As revealed yesterday, Fujitsu decided to kill the platform in all regions outside of Japan with immediate effect: K5 was sold and deployed …
Paul Kunert, 16 Oct 2018
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Outside of Japan, Fujitsu KILLS the K5 cloud with 'immediate effect'

Fujitsu has taken the K5 platform for a long walk off a short pier, sending the hybrid cloud service to a watery grave - to stretch the metaphor - just a year and a half after its UK launch. K5 came in various flavours: it was sold and deployed as public, private virtual or private hosted service in a data centre operated by …
Paul Kunert, 15 Oct 2018
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Fujitsu says sayonara to UK exec heavyweights

Exclusive The exit of three senior executives at the top of Fujitsu's Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) management stack has unsettled the workforce who are braced for yet more restructuring. Back in 2015, Fujitsu carved up the business based on four divisions: products; managed infrastructure; application services; and …
Paul Kunert, 20 Sep 2018
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Heads up: Fujitsu tips its hand to reveal exascale Arm supercomputer processor – the A64FX

Hot Chips Fujitsu has unfurled the blueprints for its homegrown high-performance Arm-based processors dubbed A64FX, the brains of its Post-K supercomputer. The designs were shown on Tuesday at a gathering of semiconductor engineers in Silicon Valley. The Post-K is a 1,000 peta-FLOPS monster – an exascale machine – that will supersede …
Chris Williams, 22 Aug 2018
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For €10k, Fujitsu will tell you if your blockchain project is a load of bull

Fujitsu has launched a fast-track blockchain consultancy service for companies to see whether their distributed ledger plans are pie in the sky or might actually be of some commercial benefit. The Japanese giant claims its scheme, in which concept prices start at €9,900, will propose to customers a minimum viable product in …
Rebecca Hill, 11 Jul 2018

Fujitsu kicks off field trials for post-K exascale computing processor

Field trials of Fujitsu's prototype exascale post-K supercomputer CPU have begun. The post-K exascale (1,000 petaFLOPS) system project was started by Fujitsu and Japanese research institute RIKEN in October 2014. It followed the successful development of the K supercomputer, a 10.5 petaFLOPS system with 705,000 Sparc64 V111fx …
Chris Mellor, 21 Jun 2018
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Honey, I shrunk the mainframe: Fujitsu freshens up GS21 kit

Mainframes never die, though their architecture has been eclipsed for years. In Fujitsu's case, the GS21 2400 and 2600 mainframe models have become smaller and, we're told, faster and more secure with the arrival of the 3400 and 3600. The GS (Global Server) mainframes are sold mostly in Japan and have roots in Amdahl …
Chris Mellor, 17 Apr 2018
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Slicker servers, heaving racks, NVMe invasion: It's been a big week in serverland

The server industry exhibited another spasmodic leap forward with a slew of news around composability, denser rack packing, Intel taking on Nvidia using FPGAs, and the onrushing NVME SSD tide. Servers are simultaneously getting smaller and faster through acceleration cards and NVMe SSDs, and dynamically composable in racks, so …
Chris Mellor, 13 Apr 2018
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Fujitsu in a funk over feeble network sales

Fujitsu's revenues have been hit by weak mobile phones and base station sales. Servers and storage were flat while PC sales rose a little. In its third fiscal 2017 quarter, total Fujitsu revenues were ¥1tn ($9.26bn, £6.4bn), 1.7 per cent less than a year ago. Profits were ¥11.9bn ($108.5m, £76m), a 41.3 per cent fall on the …
Chris Mellor, 1 Feb 2018

Fujitsu's server jujitsu: FPGA gives networking capacity fourfold boost

Fujitsu Labs has fitted a parallelising FPGA to a server and quadrupled effective 10Gbit/s networking capacity. Using hardware offload to boost effective network transmission bandwidth is not new but Fujitsu's parallelising FPGA takes it to new heights. It has developed the FPGA to speed data compression and deduplication. …
Chris Mellor, 12 Dec 2017
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Fujitsu imagines adjusting your rear view mirror for better hearing

Fujitsu Ten, the Japanese giant's automotive outfit, has developed technology that turns sheets of glass into speakers and thinks it could be used to help drivers talk on the phone without disturbing passengers. The company recently built the glass into what it's called an “automative superdirective speaker” that it packed …
Simon Sharwood, 24 Nov 2017

NetApp and Fujitsu NFLEX: More details emerge about European HCI tryst

Analysis More details have emerged about the Fujitsu NetApp NFLEX converged system and about Fujitsu's HCI strategy, which might preclude it selling the NetApp HCI. Fujitsu has agreed it has no deal planned in that direction. NFLEX is a converged infrastructure (CI) system with pre-integrated and tested Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers, …
Chris Mellor, 15 Nov 2017
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Fujitsu, NetApp to drop it like it's Vblock: Year 8 is not 2000-and-late

EMC introduced its converged infrastructure Vblock concept, integrating Cisco servers and networking, and EMC storage, in a rack system, in November 2009. Now, eight years later, Fujitsu and NetApp are getting into the idea with NFLEX. The Vblock idea was to converge server, storage and networking infrastructure components for …
Chris Mellor, 3 Nov 2017
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Lenovo buys majority stake in Fujitsu's sickly PC biz

Japanese tech pusher Fujitsu has finally - as expected - found a solution for its ailing PC business: it will sell a majority stake to Lenovo for up to JPY28bn (£187m) that will be used to form a joint venture. The pair, along with the Development Bank of Japan, will "focus on the research, development, design, manufacturing …
Paul Kunert, 2 Nov 2017

Fresh strike action ballot planned at Fujitsu over pay, pensions, job cuts

Unionised workers at Fujitsu will again be tested on their appetite for fresh strike action over proposed jobs, silencing of company reps in the Works Council, pay and pensions, says Unite. The Japanese organisation confirmed in October last year that it planned to chop 1,800 employees to beef up UK margins that were " …
Paul Kunert, 6 Oct 2017
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Fujitsu looking to flog its smartphones biz – report

For its latest "digital transformation", Fujitsu is trying to sell off its mobile phone business, according to reports. Two investment funds – Tokyo-based Polaris Capital Group and the UK's CVC Capital Partners – have expressed interest and Lenovo, Huawei and Foxconn are also in the running, according to the Nikkei Asian Times …
Andrew Silver, 22 Aug 2017

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