Fujitsu Laboratories Develops World’s First IaaS Platform Technology for On-Demand Physical Servers


This news is pretty amazing.  Fujitsu claims that customers will be able to provision physical servers in as little as ten minutes.  Typically to configure hardware it would take days or weeks.

Below is a schematic of the Conventional and New method for provisioning Infrastructure.  This is made possible by Fujitsu’s “Resource Pool Architecture”.  According to the news release, “Fujitsu Laboratories developed “Resource Pool Architecture,” which pools the various individual hardware resources dispersed throughout a datacenter—including CPUs, memory, and disk storage—and brings them together as part of an architecture created within a physical server.”

Figure: How conventional physical IaaS compares to the new physical IaaS technology

Here is a link to the entire article:  http://www.fujitsu.com/global/news/pr/archives/month/2013/20130704-01.html