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Fujitsu Primergy BX Blade: Product Overview and Insight

By Drew Robb (Send Email)
Posted March 28, 2019


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Bottom Line:

Primergy BX2560 M2 offers options that are highly competitive with mid- to high-end options from HPE and Dell. This box is a good pick for companies looking for unit that can handle heavy-duty Web workloads; it's a high performance workhorse for these task.

Morever, this unit comes with an "everything is included" approach, which lessens the need for expensive in-house staff to set it up and maintain.

However, Primergy has a greater presence in Asia and Europe than in the USA. US-based companies may want to look closer to home to ensure a better fit with the vendor. But its enterprise technology track record makes it one that global organizations might consider.

Product Description:

The Primergy BX2560 M2 is a dual-socket server blade that addresses web infrastructure workloads up to high-performance computing applications. It harnesses Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors, up to two with 44 cores each). 2 TB of memory, two hot plug disk drives, and two additional mezzanine cards. It includes support for high-performance PCIe 3.0 solid-state drives (SSDs). Up to 16 virtual I/O ports with embedded 2x 10 Gbit/s LoM offer a choice of Ethernet, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity.

Fujitsu Primergy BX blade systems are built for converged infrastructures to reduce IT costs and time. As well as compute power, all required infrastructure and network components, storage capacity and management modules are included. Up to eight half-height server and storage blades can be packed into a small enclosure. Fujitsu ServerView offers management of servers and enclosures locally and remotely.

An additional feature is the Fujitsu Primergy SX960 Storage Blade. It offers direct-attached storage for the BX blade and can support of up to 10 hot-plug SAS or SATA hard disks. BX Blade Server midplanes offer PCI Express connections to the adjacent server blades, enabling memory access without using additional cables. The SX960 has an onboard LSI MegaRAID controller with 512 MB write back cache and optional battery backup unit. By using this blade with Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012, it can be turned into an iSCSI SAN for all servers in the enclosure.

“Primergy server technology from Fujitsu gives us absolute security and more performance in handling daily business. Thanks to the new solution, risks were significantly reduced, and we are well on the way to achieving our business objectives with this technology,” said the Director of IT in an entertainment firm.

Max Processors/Cores:

2 Xeon E5-2600 v4/88 cores

Maximum Memory:

2 TB

Form Factor:

Half-height.

Key Markets and Use Cases:

  • Converged infrastructures
  • Office environment
  • Data centers
  • Web infrastructure
  • HPC

Price:

Starting at around $3,000

Product

Fujitsu Primergy BX2560

Max Processors

2 Xeon E5-2600

Max Cores

88

Max Memory

2 Tb

Form Factor

Half height

Starting Price

$3,000

Key Differentiator

Good for Web workloads

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