Fujitsu Delivers Flexible and Secure Services via Global Cloud Platform
European switch-on of worldwide standardized platform for fast and trusted IT services: on-demand, pay per use
Munich - Fujitsu today completes the global rollout of its Global Cloud Services offerings by unveiling the full portfolio in Central Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. As a result, Fujitsu customers around the world can rely on a trusted, homogeneous global cloud platform.
Combining the scale of public cloud and the security and customization of private cloud, Fujitsu’s dynamic Global Cloud Platform provides multinational enterprises, channel partners and independent software vendors (ISVs) with the best of both worlds. Fujitsu’s Global Cloud for Central Europe is hosted at its Tier 3 Neuenstadt datacenter in southern Germany.
In introducing the service for Central Europe, which goes live officially on June 7, 2011, Fujitsu operates the world’s first premium Cloud offering, hosted in datacenters at geographically strategic locations including Australia, Germany, Japan, Singapore, the UK and the USA, and backed by globally standardized levels of service.
Fujitsu’s Cloud Services allow enterprises to match technology systems and costs directly to changing business needs by offering a fully flexible model for Information Technology infrastructure, platforms, and applications. The highest levels of availability and a highly sophisticated self-service portal ensure that customers retain direct control over their infrastructure and help distinguish Fujitsu’s offering.
Andre Kiehne, Vice President Cloud Business at Fujitsu Technology Solutions comments: “In doing business around the world, companies are only as strong as their weakest link. Thanks to full support from Fujitsu Global Cloud Services that are tailored to their needs, multinational enterprises and ISVs can now migrate from legacy environments to achieve their competitive goals. Our globally standardized approach provides a reliable, secure, same-service-everywhere and eliminates unnecessary administration costs.”
The global Fujitsu approach delivers a single point of contact for the provision and management of all infrastructure requirements through its Cloud Services Portal. This interactive, self-service portal allows dynamic adjustment of services, change capacity and usage, as well as real-time pay-per-use billing management.
The Fujitsu Global Cloud enriches earlier cloud offerings introduced last year. Specifically, Fujitsu now provides customers with a globally uniform platform for setting up complete virtual data center environments including tiered network zones, with individual load balancing and firewall configurations. The self-service portal includes pre-defined and custom system templates for quick replication and deployment of virtual systems and applications. Fujitsu’s cloud model enables small organizations to perform like big players, and allows large organizations to be as nimble as start-ups.
Fujitsu’s Global Cloud Platform was recognized as one of the industry’s leading private cloud solutions in the independent ‘Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2011’ published in early May 2011 by independent research firm Experton. The report ranks Fujitsu as a leader for offerings including Cloud Infrastructure, with research based on Fujitsu’s pilot cloud platform operations in Germany.
In markets including Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Portugal, Fujitsu is offering a free trial program encouraging partners and customers to evaluate its Global Cloud Services.
Global Deployment – Closing the Circuit
Fujitsu is the third largest IT services provider globally, and in CEMEA&I enjoyed above-average growth in 2010 in server, external controller based storage and IT services. To address local cloud computing needs, as well as supporting global companies operating across regions, Fujitsu has built its cloud platform on a global network of highly-reliable datacenters.
By working with its customers to foster new business and help solve problems facing society in areas such as agriculture, healthcare, energy and the environment, Fujitsu aims to leverage the power of IT to enable the creation of a prosperous human centric intelligent networked society that is both rewarding and secure.
The Global Cloud Platform is at the heart of Fujitsu’s cloud strategy. The company aims to deploy its diverse array of technologies and the wide range of services that it has developed over the years in new areas such as agriculture and the healthcare sector in which the utilization of IT systems has been limited, as well as in the development of smart grids and other social infrastructures. This in turn will allow new solutions to be offered, opening new opportunities in the application of IT systems.
About Fujitsu’s Global Cloud Platform
Fujitsu’s new Global Cloud Platform delivers bundled virtualized IT infrastructure, such as servers and storage functionality. These resources can be employed on-demand in accordance with a customer’s needs, and ensure a level of reliability that is high enough to support the deployment of companies’ mission-critical systems.
By using Fujitsu’s service, customers need not build and maintain their own IT infrastructures in circumstances when such an infrastructure is needed only temporarily, or for business systems with wide fluctuations in capacity requirements. Customers can utilize a cloud-based IT system by simply accessing Fujitsu’s datacenters when necessary, helping to significantly reduce IT system costs.
More information on Fujitsu’s cloud offerings is at http://ts.fujitsu.com/dynamic-cloud.
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Fujitsu’s cloud definitions
Fujitsu has identified four distinct types of clouds: Public, Trusted, Private and Hybrid Cloud.
Public Cloud is a ‘public’ environment that can be used by any number of people and enterprises. IT systems are shared by various users to a very high degree, and since networks are not separated, users typically do not know where their data is stored. Public Clouds offer the greatest potential in terms of cost-effectiveness, but offers nominal data protection and “end to end” availability.
Trusted Cloud is used by Fujitsu and other vendors to refer to an environment where a limited number of customers share a single cloud. By separating networks, this cloud can offer high levels of security. Each enterprise has its own virtual servers and storage systems that are accessed exclusively via virtual LAN. Fujitsu offers managed Trusted Clouds only from its own secure datacenters. This form of provisioning offers enterprises the benefits of economies of scale along with a high level of security.
Private Cloud is an enterprise-specific environment with dedicated IT systems as well as private access and sharing. The strictest rules can be defined and implemented individually. A Private Cloud can be located within an enterprise or hosted externally. Fujitsu offers connectivity to Trusted Cloud implementations in Fujitsu datacenters as a standard feature to provide additional “cloud burst” functionality.
Hybrid Cloud is a combination of Private, Trusted and/or Public Cloud. Data and applications are segmented according to defined guidelines and business or IT requirements. It is likely that Hybrid Clouds will become more widespread in the future – mostly as a mixed form of internal and external IT services. Fujitsu offers this concept to enable customers to connect their existing IT environment to the cloud. External IT services from the cloud are managed by Fujitsu, while internal IT services are managed by the customer. Alternatively, the customer can delegate complete responsibility to Fujitsu within the framework of Managed Services.
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Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Fujitsu Technology Solutions is the leading European IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India, serving large-, medium- and small-sized companies as well as consumers. With its Dynamic Infrastructures approach, the company offers a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services, ranging from clients to datacenter solutions, Managed Infrastructure and Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Fujitsu Technology Solutions employs more than 13,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see: ts.fujitsu.com/aboutus.
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