Friday 3 December 2010
Puteaux, France – 2nd December 2010 – NEC IT Platform Solutions, a division of NEC Corporation, today announces that its range of fault-tolerant servers supports the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor.
At a time when continuous availability in virtual environments has become essential, the Express5800/R320 servers represent perfect platforms for virtualising critical applications.
With the explosion of the Internet market and online transactions, fault-tolerant systems play a vital role in ensuring the continuous operation of a company’s critical applications.
NEC Express5800/ft fault-tolerant servers are designed to host critical business applications in a wide variety of environments. They provide native redundancy for all the hardware subsystems, including processors and memory, ruling out system downtime due to hardware faults and maximising service continuity.
The service rate achieved is 99.999%, or less than 5 minutes downtime per year.
Using NEC Express5800/ft servers to implement a virtualised Microsoft Hyper-V architecture significantly reduces the risk of failure when compared with non-redundant servers. In addition, the hardware fault tolerance generates considerable improvement in performance compared to software solutions for fault tolerance.
It is located at the heart of the lockstep processing mode of FT servers and is designed especially to synchronise the two redundant modules while preventing the CPU performance from deteriorating. Hardware redundancy extends even to the connection between NEC’s FT server and the storage system. This further improves data availability, simplifying consolidation of physically distributed file servers and web servers into a single FT server.
To meet users’ needs with regard to prevention and responsiveness, NEC is offering two high added-value service packages:
NEC’s fault tolerance offer, including the server and associated services, is undoubtedly the best high availability solution with optimised operating costs, thanks to an environment that is easy to use, administer and maintain.
“NEC fault-tolerant servers represent platforms with unparalleled high availability, ensuring continuity of service for critical applications.We are glad to be able to offer our customers these new models that are compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V. They complete our Express5800/R320 range, which is now able to host the main virtualisation environments,” says Thierry MARULIER, Business Development Manager NEC IT Platform Solutions.
NEC Express5800/R320 servers are also certified for VMware vSphere 4 and Red Hat Linux 5.4 environments.
Complete solution = €32,153 (excl. tax)(recommended end-user price)
Availability: January 2011
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1 : Microsoft, Windows Server and Hyper-V are registered trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft in the United States and/or other jurisdictions.
2 : Intel and Xeon are registered trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
3 : Comparison with NECExpress5800/R320a-MR based on NEC evaluation test conditions.
NEC IT Platform Solutions provides businesses with servers, storage, software and virtualized desktops that enable its customers to maximize business efficiency and performance and improve profitability. It works with its customers to deliver tailored, innovative solutions from a broad portfolio of products and solutions with short ROI and lower TCO.
For example, NEC’s green, virtualized servers and desktops provide the resilience and flexibility necessary for successful and agile enterprises. In addition, NEC IT Platform Solutions provides enhanced high availability solutions such as the NEC Fault Tolerant Servers and NEC Express Cluster Software.
NEC IT Platform Solutions has its global headquarters in Paris, France for the EMEA region and works in conjunction with NEC’s businesses worldwide.
For more information, visit www.nec-itplatform.com
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