Fujitsu Releases Resource Coordinator Virtual Edition

Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation announced the North American availability of Resource Coordinator Virtual Edition (RCVE), software that provides enterprise data centers and cloud computing providers with improved management control, rapid reconfiguration capabilities, and fully automated failover for both physical and virtualized blade servers.

Key features include:
– Recovery for high availability – RCVE is more affordable than clustering – enterprises can choose the same lower cost, highly available, highly reliable Fujitsu PRIMERGY(R) blade servers for use in their physical and virtual environments. A single spare can be shared between the two, with RCVE working in concert with VMWare’s VMotion(TM).
– Uniform interface – The single management view of physical and virtual environments simplifies system administration and reduces the number of errors; hierarchical system views help pinpoint hardware problems, enabling faster recovery and minimizing service disruptions.
– I/O virtualization – Leveraging embedded virtualization features in Fujitsu PRIMERGY blades, the software automates SAN reconfiguration when switching over servers, solving a common virtualization recovery complaint. The feature works with nearly all market-leading SAN storage systems.
– Fast provisioning – New blades can be added or recovered faster and automatically, increasing hardware availability and service levels while lowering administration costs.
– Backup and restore capabilities – RCVE increases ease of back-up and recovery for both virtualized and native environments through unified views and storage of three “golden image” versions.
The Fujitsu RCVE software is available now. Pricing starts at $7,600 per PRIMERGY chassis, including management software and agent software for either Windows or Linux blades.

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