Fujitsu has introduced its cheapest Primergy server yet, the TX100 S1, tailored to small businesses that want to make the jump to a dedicated storage system.
Announced on Wednesday, the entry-level TX100 S1 comes with up to 4TB of integrated storage and an optional tape drive for backup and archiving.
The new Primergy server comes up against rivals such as the entry-level machines in HP's Proliant range. The company is pitching the server at small businesses that have not yet moved from external hard drives to business-class servers for their storage.
"Many small enterprises today are using a standard PC as their server for cost reasons, believing that they can't afford a server infrastructure system," Fujitsu's senior vice president for x86 server products, Jens-Peter Seick, said in a statement. "However, PCs are not made for continuous operation and companies using this model risk losing their valuable data, along with facing reduced operational efficiency."
The Primergy TX100 S1 will ship with Microsoft's new Windows Server 2008 Foundation software in about six weeks' time. The server will cost around £440 with a gigabyte of RAM, a DVD drive, a 160GB Sata drive and an E5200 Pentium processor.
The TX100 S1 is the cheapest option in Fujitsu's Primergy range