For midsize businesses seeking a relatively easy, inexpensive way to keep their servers running around the clock, Fujitsu Siemens has launched a fully automated backup recovery system.
Designed as a simplified, lower-cost alternative to virtualisation or clustering, the x10sure offers an enhanced monitoring and protection system for companies running between five and 50 Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based servers, Fujitsu Siemens says.
At its most basic configuration, the x10sure is priced starting at US$12,169, including five monitored servers and 12 months of software patches and support. The system comprises three Fujitsu Siemens Primergy BX600 or RX rack servers: a single protected "production" server, a spare "failover" server and the x10sure control server.
The three servers are coupled by a SAN switch using high-speed channel links to a single Fujitsu Siemens FibreCAT SX80 fibre channel storage subsystem. All disk-based storage is consolidated by the FibreCAT system.
The x10sure system is targeted at companies that require 24-hour system availability. The product also features automated server shutdown and reboot, and data protection.
Availability is to be announced in April.