||The Apricot FT4200 is the next
generation of Enterprise servers from the company that introduced the concept. Powerful,
scaleable, expandable and offering proven reliability, the FT4200 provides the ideal
balance of useable processing power, memory capacity and industry-leading storage capacity
for demanding business critical applications.
Processing power is the essence of the FT4200. The system board, designed and built by
Mitsubishi Electric houses single, dual or quad Pentium® Pro processors to give power
which scales to fit the needs of any application, and the expansion capability to grow
with the demands of today's resource hungry software. To translate all this processing
power into Real World performance, the FT4200 has dual "Peer Bus" PCI expansion
for peak system throughput, coupled with a massive 20-disk Ultra-Wide SCSI storage
subsystem to balance performance in all key areas.
The primary requirement for a business-critical server is complete data integrity. You
must have complete confidence in the data that underpins your business. The FT4200 gives
you that confidence through its High Availability features. As standard it has an
integral, rugged Uninterruptible Power Supply, the option of an N+1 redundant, hot plug,
load balancing power supply and the option of an Ultra-Wide SCSI RAID Subsystem.
|The UPS protects the system
against not just power failures, but also smoothes out the supply, cleaning up any spikes
or temporary dips in the mains. Clean power is vital to ensure that all of the components
operate at their optimum reliability.
subsystem is a high-performance three channel controller operating on the fast PCI bus.
This splits the data over multiple disks and with the use of data redundancy techniques
built into the onboard processor, and a 'hot spare' allows the FT4200 to continue without
interruption in the event of a disk failure. These High Availability features deliver data
integrity to your business critical system.
Operated through a true Windows application, multiple FT4200 systems can be controlled
from a remote location. Security is maintained by password, dialback and data encryption.
Systems Management maintains statistics of all recovered
errors, and if a user defined threshold is exceeded, sends an alert. This allows timely
fault identification and resolution. In effect a degraded component can be replaced before
it becomes a problem, enabling a strategy of preventative and deferred maintenance to be
put in place.
Management information is available via SNMP and supports
MIB1 and MIB2 browsers, allowing the FT4200 to be part of a heterogeneous network.
Drawing on the expertise of the best of Mitsubishi's mainframe design engineers, the
FT4200 has solved many of the industry issues seen in PC servers. Bus bars are used for
power distribution to ensure that components operate at their optimum level, ensuring high
Hot swap disks can only be removed in
two stages, disconnecting power and signal separately. This avoids spikes on the data
lines which can cause data corruption, and ensures that data integrity is preserved.
It's this attention to detail that means the FT4200 is quite simply the best engineered PC
server around. And with a lifetime warranty, the FT4200 is the natural choice for your
business critical applications.
Computers for a Connected World
The Apricot FT series is designed for a connected world. Multiple connectivity options
ensure that the business advantages of Internet, Intranet and Extranet technologies can be
fully exploited, allowing greater productivity and communications regardless of the size
of your organisation. With integrated ethernet, high-speed modem and ISDN options all
optimised to give simple, but effective connectivity to your local area network, or even
further afield to the World Wide Web, the electronic network that spans the globe.