Fujitsu today introduced Dynamic Infrastructure Blocks (DI Blocks), which enable enterprises to take a modular approach towards consolidating and reshaping their datacenters.
DI Blocks are comprised of orchestrated server, storage, network, and virtualization technology, wrapped with integrated dynamic resource management software.
DI Blocks provide an escape from the complexity of last-generation silo technology. Datacenters are transformed into flexible automated pools of computing resources. Furthermore, integration and lifetime services including hardware and operating system maintenance can be provided by Fujitsu's consulting and operations support services.
Pre-integrated and factory-configured, customized DI Blocks enable enterprises to move towards scaled-out private cloud-based computing environments. Fujitsu claims that the total cost of ownership is reduced by improving the overall use of server, storage, software, and networking components. IT resources are allocated on-demand, delivering improved productivity by provisioning logical infrastructure environments within minutes.
Enterprises can dynamically assign computing components as and when needed with management software such as Fujitsu's ServerView Resource Orchestrator which manages all physical and virtual elements, including virtualization technology from Fujitsu partners, VMware and Microsoft. ServerView Resource Orchestrator supports the utilization of IT resources in private clouds through dynamic resource management for physical and virtual computing resources and levers Fujitsu's public cloud expertise.
Starting at 48 cores, DI Blocks system configurations scale to more than 1700 Intel Xeon 5600 series cores, with memory of up to almost 21,000GB and disk storage capacities of more than 900TB, requiring 10GB Ethernet or 8GB Fibre Channel networks.
Fujitsu plans to release the first set of DI Blocks in January 2012.