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NetApp and Fujitsu are partnering to integrate some of their products, enable faster data centre server system deployment, and develop a joint go-to-market strategy. Fujitsu is a general IT supplier with products ranging from mainframes, through servers, storage and networking to PCs and notebooks. It includes Fujitsu Technology …

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also storage

note that fujitsu also has their own line of storage arrays as well the mack daddy of which is the 8000 series

http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com/downloads/Fujitsu_Hardware_Product_Brief_ETERNUS8000.pdf

The architecture of it seems unique so I don't think it's an OEM'd product, goes to 8 controllers, and 2.75PB of space. even has cache redundancy like 3PAR's persistent cache.

from the PDF

"Products and vendors that compete with the ETERNUS8000 include 3PAR T800 systems, EMC Symmetrix DMX-4, Hitachi Universal Storage Platform, and IBM System Storage DS8000."

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Interesting times...

More interestingly, Fujitsu is the only active maker of SPARC chips nowadays... though Sun is emphasizing x86 more and more lately, could this be a backdoor play for NTAP to help handle any eventuality stemming from Sun/Oracle possibly winning (or at least failing to promptly settle) the ZFS/WAFL patent battle?

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Ten to two pull at the nightclub

This has all the makings of a ten to two pull at a nightclub - Fujitsu and NetApp are stumbling around an increasingly empty club, all the best options have already pulled, their eyes meet across a beer swilled dance floor and they both realise that that's their only option!

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@esheririll

You have forgotten about Suns CMT chips (UltraSPARCT2/T2+) used in the T5xx0 servers and blades. More of those are made than the SPARC64 chips used in the Sun and Fujitsu high end servers.

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