Fujitsu touts 'green datacenter in a box'

Let's start with the energy efficiency features of Fujitsu's new Primergy BX400, a blade enclosure system designed for the needs of midsize businesses that the company plans to ship in December.According to the spec sheets, the technology -- which can accommodate up to eight server or storage blades in the enclosure -- uses up to 30 percent less electricity than comparable infrastructure and it puts out less heat, which means that the electricity needed to cool it off is also reduced.

Let's start with the energy efficiency features of Fujitsu's new Primergy BX400, a blade enclosure system designed for the needs of midsize businesses that the company plans to ship in December.

According to the spec sheets, the technology -- which can accommodate up to eight server or storage blades in the enclosure -- uses up to 30 percent less electricity than comparable infrastructure and it puts out less heat, which means that the electricity needed to cool it off is also reduced. Primergy BX400 ships with the ServerView management software suite, so that it's easier to keep tabs on the inner works of what Fujitsu is calling a green datacenter in a box. It also is small, fitting in an industry-standard 19-inch rack (from Fujitsu or other manufacturers).

Fujitsu just put in an admirable showing on Gartner's latest list of information technology vendors that are making a difference in green IT. Although the research firm says Fujitsu has work to do in terms of ensuring that its supply chain is improving environmental performance, Fujitsu itself got high marks for setting long-term goals for how its technology can help transform businesses interested in operational sustainability. So, this is a vendor worth consider in your green procurement process.

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