Fujitsu Siemens Computers is on the hunt for dominance of the European and Asian server market, unveiling a new design this week for the company's premiere Primergy server portfolio aimed at lowering the lifetime ownership costs of its new models.
The new Primergy Dual Socket S5 line adds such touches as built-in virtualization capability and a "cool-safe" chassis that offers increased performance while reducing energy consumption. It also offers immediate availability of Intel's new Xeon 5500 (Nehalem) processors, providing up to eight cores per server.
Initial configurations include a tower and several rack versions, with an additional tower and a blade design due out later this year.
The new Primergy line is a crucial component for the company's European arm, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, which came into existence only recently with Fujitsu's acquisition of Siemens' enterprise division.