Fujitsu transforms data centre management with converged infrastructure management software
Fujitsu today releases an upgraded version of its infrastructure management software, to simplify and centralise the operations and monitoring of entire IT infrastructure environments. The powerful software delivers major cost and power savings, combined with improved data centre performance and uptime.
Fujitsu Software Infrastructure Manager V2.3 (ISM), a converged management software for operating data centres, simplifies the deployment, operation and maintenance of data centre infrastructure, including facility equipment such as racks and power delivery units. By providing a single pane of glass, Fujitsu ISM provides substantial benefits in comparison to using separate software solutions for switches, servers and storage.
Choosing Fujitsu ISM helps organisations accelerate the transition to software-defined data centres and can automate deployment of agile and flexible infrastructures to manage fast-growing workloads. This helps ensure streamlined delivery of IT services, through the distribution of workloads and data streams, and improves overall data centre uptime.
ISM's intuitive dashboard provides near real-time visibility into data centre environments, offering actionable insights for data centre operation and unified firmware management across all devices. It also allows for close monitoring of IT systems' status and performance to ensure adherence to service level agreements (SLAs). New devices are automatically detected, further simplifying day-to-day management tasks, and providing a safeguard against rogue devices being added to corporate networks.
Pricing and availability
Fujitsu ISM version 2.3 is available immediately in the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) region. Prices vary from region to region. A single server licence for ISM starts at EUR 1 519. Pricing also depends on the number of hardware nodes managed, starting from EUR 128 for a one-node licence.
Providing efficient life cycle management of distributed data centres from a single user interface, Fujitsu ISM supports server, storage and networking hardware from Fujitsu, Fujitsu-supported NetApp, Cisco and Brocade devices and third-party devices, which are not part of the support list.
1 Benefits include a 50% reduction in power consumption, thanks to group power capping, uptime improvements through significantly faster troubleshooting and unified firmware management, saving up to 90% compared with manually installing software patches.
2 Fujitsu ISM also supports monitoring of any third-party vendor devices that are IPMI (intelligent Platform Management Interface) compliant; however, support is restricted to monitoring. A full list of supported hardware for all ISM functions is available online.
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