Fujitsu, World's No. 4 Server Vendor, Selects Sistina's Data-Sharing Software
for Turn-Key Linux Clustering Solutions
MINNEAPOLIS, USA AND HAYES, UK-June 9, 2003-Sistina Software, the premier
storage infrastructure software company delivering data-sharing solutions, and Fujitsu
Systems Europe, one of the world's leading server and storage OEMs, today announced that
Fujitsu Systems Europe has selected Sistina GFS (TM) as the exclusive cluster file system
running on Fujitsu's line of High Performance Computing (HPC) clustering solutions.
Through this partnership, Sistina and Fujitsu will provide customers and partners with
Fujitsu's first pre-configured and packaged Linux cluster solution for both industrial
computing applications and enterprise-class data center deployments.
Through this alliance, Fujitsu and Sistina are responding to strong demand from a variety of
industries that includes customers in the automotive/aerospace, financial, pharmaceutical,
telecommunications, and film/video markets. This new joint Linux offering provides a
simplified process for customers and partners who are looking for a single point of contact for
all product, service and support transactions.
"Based on recent market trends, we expect to see a significant increase in demand for blade
serving and clustering technologies," said Naoya Tamura, chief operating officer of Fujitsu
Systems Europe. "Fujitsu's partnership with Sistina bolsters our capabilities to provide our
customers with exactly what they're asking for-industry-leading file clustering solutions for
enterprise and HPC data centers. Sistina GFS combined with cutting-edge Fujitsu hardware
delivers blazing performance and high-availability in a single package, providing corporate
customers with an industry-proven, simplified solution."
"Fujitsu's expansive reach into the European market coupled with its hpcLine of Intel-based
Linux clusters made this partnership a win for Sistina and especially for Sistina GFS
customers in the automotive and financial sectors," said Brad Ferguson, vice president of
sales and services, Sistina Software. "Through this partnership, Sistina and Fujitsu will offer
customers unparalleled product solutions and service packages that not only provide greater
price/performance benefits to the organization, but also fuel the growth of Linux as an
enterprise-level, data-sharing platform."
Recognized as the de facto cluster file system on Linux, Sistina GFS is a highly stable
solution for enterprise users requiring reliable access to data. Through this alliance, Sistina
GFS is being distributed as part of Fujitsu's first pre-configured Linux cluster offering on its
new 3.06 GHz dual Intel Xeon processor-based server hardware. Joint customers will be able
to deploy a solution that combines Intel-based Fujitsu servers and Sistina GFS, consolidating
existing server and storage resources into a single management domain, linking thousands of
diverse data storage repositories into a massively scalable, secure and robust storage area
"This is a major play for both companies," said Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst,
Enterprise Storage Group. "Sistina's technology gains huge credibility with a mass market
server vendor, and Fujitsu becomes one of the first to provide customers all the benefits of a
commercial clustered file system to the HPC market."
The Fujitsu hpcLine is a very compact, rack-integrated, Linux cluster system for engineering
applications. Built from high-performance system components, it is rigorously tested for
production use, and deployed in scalable configurations that include systems with hundreds of
processors. Compute node variants are available with Intel Pentium 4, Intel Xeon, Intel
Itanium 2, AMD Athlon and AMD Opteron processors. The standard interconnect is Fast
Ethernet, with Gigabit Ethernet, SCSI or Myrinet high-bandwidth interconnects available as
an option. RedHat Linux is used for the widest support of qualified third-party application
About Fujitsu Systems Europe
Fujitsu Systems Europe is a leading provider of high-performance computing solutions and
services in Europe. It offers a wide range of UNIX servers, from departmental systems to
state-of-the-art supercomputers, complemented by the latest in industrial production-oriented
Linux Cluster technology. Its services are founded on dedicated expertise in the applications
of distributed and parallel computing in technical and engineering simulation. Fujitsu Systems
Europe is part of the global Fujitsu organization, further extending the breadth and depth of
the support it gives to its customers, world-wide. Clients of Fujitsu Systems Europe systems
and services today include leading enterprises in the automotive and aerospace industries,
energy, meteorology, as well as universities and research institutions.
For additional information, please visit http://www.fse.fujitsu.com/ .
About Sistina Software
Sistina, the premier storage infrastructure software company, delivers data-sharing solutions
for enterprise and technical computing customers. Based on Sistina's file system and volume
management software, Sistina provides customers with high performance, scalable, robust
storage solutions. Sistina supports multiple server, OS, storage and networking technologies
enabling customers to manage low-TCO, highly integrated environments. Sistina's
technology is ideally suited for customers deploying large database, file-serving, scientific
and web applications. For additional information, visit http://www.sistina.com .