FSC events explain virtualisation tech

FSC events explain virtualisation tech
By Staff writer
Fri 29 Sep 2006 08:00 PM

Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC) has held seminars across the region in partnership with chip maker AMD to explain the benefits of virtualisation technology to enterprise customers.

The vendor held events in nine destinations — Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Amman, Riyadh, Doha, Cairo, Kuwait and Pakistan — which it claimed were attended by over 1,000 visitors.

Speaking at the seminar in Dubai, Stephane Rejasse, managing director FSC Middle East, said the company’s Dynamic Data Centre product would provide IT managers with the ability they needed to move resources to where they were needed within the business.

“Furthering our commitment to deliver best of breed, end-to-end solutions to regional IT decision makers, we have partnered with AMD and Network Appliance (NetApp) to highlight how these technologies provide a blueprint for a virtualised data centre,” said Rejasse.

“Through this joint partnership we have successfully educated regional enterprises abo- ut the virtualisation concept and its benefits to customers.”

Virtualisation allows companies to make better use of their IT resources by separating applications and data from dedicated servers and pooling and sharing assets driven by specific requirements.

“If IT infrastructures are to react more dynamically, they need to be organised in a completely flexible manner — from the processor via the server right down to the memory,” stated Rajesh Deepchandani, product marketing manager for large enterprise at FSC.

He claimed that a survey conducted by BearingPoint on enterprises across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region showed that customers which used a virtualised IT infrastructure could achieve total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of between 30 to 40%.

As well as impressing on customers the business benefits of virtualisation, FSC also used the seminars to discuss two of its newest dynamic solutions – FlexFrame for Oracle and FlexFrame for SAP.

The two solutions are desig- ned to optimise SAP and Oracle operations within a virtualised environment and allow customers to avoid the system integration costs associated with deploying independent software vendor-specific solutions.

“Virtualisation is one of the core principles within our core Dynamic Data Centre, enabling high availability and on-demand computing to become a reality and providing IT directors with solutions that help to enhance performance and flexibility,” said Deepchandani.

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