NEC Corporation announced today the launch of two new "Express5800/ft series" of servers based on the Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 product family; the mid-range "NEC Express5800/R320e-M4," and the "NEC Express5800/R320e-E4" entry model.
The Express5800/ft series consists of Fault Tolerant (FT) servers that incorporate duplex CPU and memory in order to reduce the risk of system stoppage caused by hardware failures.
The new R320e-M4 model is equipped with the 12-core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2670 v3 CPU, and has achieved a processing performance 20% higher than the existing model (*). In addition, its improved communication performance with external storage systems and enhanced memory capacity enable an increase in the number of virtual servers that can be run on a single server by 1.2 times, thus reducing installation space and operating costs.
The optimized cooling design of the new models now supports operation in an environment of 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), five degrees higher than the existing models. This enables data centers to operate at a higher temperature, thereby reducing operating costs for air conditioning and contributing to energy savings.
The R320e models are newly equipped with USB3.0 ports to support the Removable Disk Exchange system (RDX) for backup. Users may now choose between the RDX media or conventional tape media, according to their needs.
"In enterprise IT, virtualization has become a mainstream method for reducing installation space and operation costs. In this sense, it is necessary to further improve the support for virtualization in the fault tolerant server field," said Shigeru Matsuura, Deputy General Manager, Global Platform Division, NEC Corporation. "With a 20% higher processing performance than conventional models, the latest NEC fault tolerant servers enable greater use of virtual servers and accommodate user needs for system virtualization."
NEC's new Fault Tolerant servers will be available on October 23, 2015 in Asian markets and progressively distributed worldwide. Shipping dates differ according to model and country.
(*) Compared with the existing "Express5800/R320d-M4" model
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