Fujitsu Siemens Computers Upgrades SATA Version of PRIMERGY TX150 S2 to RAID 5 with Promise Technology's Serial ATA RAID 5 Solution
11/10/2004
PRIMERGY TX150 S2 Server with SATA Now Available with FastTrak S150 SX4 Serial ATA RAID Controller for a Cost-Effective Server Solution with High-Availability Storage

MILPITAS, Calif. -- November 10, 2004 -- Promise Technology, Inc., the originator and leader of ATA RAID data protection and storage solutions, announced today that its FastTrak S150 SX4 Serial ATA (SATA) RAID 0/1/10/5 host bus adapter (HBA) is now available as a standard configuration option for customers purchasing Intel-based PRIMERGY TX150 S2 SATA based servers. The server has been available with the FastTrak S150 TX4 RAID 0/1/10 HBA as a standard configuration option. With an upgrade to the PRIMERGY TX150 S2 server, users can now get the most out of their server solution with professional-grade, internal RAID 5 storage for enhanced dependability, performance and capacity.

The PRIMERGY TX150 universal single processor server delivers excellent performance, scalability and reliability for infrastructure and office applications. It is available in SCSI and Serial-ATA versions. The Serial-ATA configuration ships with up to four 250 GB hard drives, and when configured with a RAID 5 array, the server offers up to 1000 GB of high-performance, data-protected storage.

The FastTrak S150 SX4 HBA is Promise's innovative RAID 5 solution that offers professional-grade RAID 5 performance and data protection for SATA disks, which provides a cost effective alternative to internal SCSI RAID storage. The server takes advantage of the proven performance and reliability of the Promise FastTrak S150 SX4 HBA paired with a drive hot-swap solution for a high-availability internal storage subsystem. Drive hot-swap capability improves system availability by enabling server administrators to remove or replace drives while the server is operational, eliminating down time of the file server in the event of a drive failure. This architecture makes the PRIMERGY TX150 S2 server an excellent fit in applications that benefit from continuous availability such as file and print servers, Internet or intranet servers, and communications servers such as gateways, firewalls and web servers.

"By selecting Promise's popular RAID 5 HBA and hot swap solution, the Fujitsu Group can offer a server solution that is packed with key features typically available only in systems that cost significantly more," said Albert Mu, vice president of network server and storage group, Promise Technology, Inc. "The PRIMERGY TX150 S2 server is an exceptional server solution, and we are confident that our Serial-ATA RAID solution will help reinforce the benefits of purchasing it. Today, when it comes to servers, it is all about providing fast reliable access to data."

"Fujitsu and Fujitsu Siemens Computers offer a wide range of server solutions designed to bring advanced capabilities to the broadest array of customers, markets, and applications," said Klaus Kratzer, Vice President PRIMERGY products at Fujitsu Siemens Computers. "The Serial-ATA RAID option with the FastTrak S150 SX4 RAID 5 controller offers system administrators with a cost-effective advanced high availability storage solution that is ideal for security in data operation"

Availability
The PRIMERGY TX150 S2 server can be customized with the Serial-ATA RAID controller option. Customers in North America may contact Fujitsu Computer Systems at 1-800-831-3183 or us.fujitsu.com/computers. Customers in EMEA may contact Fujitsu Siemens at www.fujitsu-siemens.com or through one of the authorized Fujitsu Siemens Computers' distributors.
 
About Promise Technology, Inc.
Promise Technology is the originator and global leader of ATA RAID, using cost-effective ATA technology to design and manufacture fast, reliable data protection and storage alternatives to SCSI RAID systems. With its history of ATA product and technology development, Promise Technology is the recognized world leader in ATA controllers, ATA RAID cards and ATA RAID subsystems. Promise Technology maintains ongoing product development relationships with leading ATA hard drive manufacturers and server and storage OEMs. Headquartered in Milpitas, CA, the company maintains offices in Europe, Taiwan, and China.

About Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is Europe's leading IT company with a strategic focus on next-generation Mobility and Business Critical Computing products, services and solutions. With a portfolio of exceptional depth, its offering extends from handhelds through desktops to enterprise-class infrastructure solutions. The company has a strong presence in all key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Leveraging the strengths, innovative drive and global reach of its joint shareholders, Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG, Fujitsu Siemens Computers meets the needs of large corporations, small and medium enterprises and private users. For more information on Fujitsu Siemens Computers, please visit: www.fujitsu-siemens.com

About Fujitsu Computer Systems
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems and managed services for the business enterprise. The company offers a complete line of high-performance mobile and desktop computers, scalable and reliable servers as well as managed and professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems emphasizes leading-edge technology, exceptional product quality and user comfort and productivity, as well as outstanding customer service. More information on Fujitsu Computer Systems is available at us.fujitsu.com/computers.

PRIMERGY is a registered trademark of Fujitsu-Siemens Computers GmbH.


Company contacts:

Tom McKee
Promise Technology
Pr@promise.com
408.228.1400

Jennifer McKim
Fujitsu Computer Systems
jmckim@us.fujitsu.com
408.746.3300

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