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Fujitsu Data Centre 2025 Roadmap Meets Challenges of Digital Transformation and Data Needs of Hyperconnected World

Oceania

News facts:

  • Data Centre vision to 2025 addresses the challenges of digital transformation and the evolving data needs of an increasingly hyperconnected world. 
  • First investment under the Roadmap is a $10M Tier IV upgrade to Fujitsu’s Malaga Data Centre 
  • Leverages the new Fujitsu Technology and Service Vision.
Sydney, May 11, 2015

Fujitsu today announces a comprehensive Roadmap to 2025 for its Oceania region data centre network. This commitment outlines a strategic direction for Fujitsu’s data centres that will enable the company to take advantage of greatly improving infrastructure technologies and to maximise performance, reliability, data security and sustainability in its data centre footprint of seven sites across Australia. 

The first significant milestone of the Roadmap is a planned $10 million upgrade to the company’s Malaga data centre in Perth to Tier IV certification. This certification, as defined by the Uptime Institute (UTI), builds on fault tolerances of earlier standards. It stipulates how sites are to be designed and operated to tolerate the cumulative impact of every site infrastructure component, system and distribution path. Australia currently has no facility certified to this level. 

The Roadmap is aligned with Fujitsu’s global Technology and Service Vision, which sees ICT becoming a natural part of products, services, processes and social infrastructure. Its data centre network is a key building block in this vision, underpinning the digitisation of its customers’ end-to-end business processes that will be crucial for their future business growth.

Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: “This data centre Roadmap continues our long standing leadership in facility operation and infrastructure connectivity. Its vision is designed to meet the challenges of digital transformation and the data needs of our hyperconnected world into the next decade. 

“The Tier IV Certification process for Malaga will provide unprecedented guarantees of availability for all businesses that rely on cloud-based data. Those data centres governed by Tier IV standards will give customers even greater confidence to move more mission-critical applications into ‘always on’ cloud infrastructure. Organisations are increasingly demanding a level of security and availability beyond the level of existing Tier III facilities for their mission-critical systems and applications,” he said

Fujitsu has a long track record of operating data centres in Australia, with its first facility in Australia being established in 2000. Today Fujitsu operates 25,000 square metres of highly secure and fully redundant data centres in seven sites – three of which are NABERS certified. This local footprint leverages Fujitsu’s international data centre experience gained from operating 150 data centres around the world.

Fujitsu’s strategy is consistent with predictions from industry analysts including IDC who predict that Internet of Things (IoT) workloads will increase by 750 per cent between 2014 and 2019. Sally Parker, Melbourne-based IDC Analyst, said, “Indeed the proliferation of low cost sensor, mobile and embedded technologies is driving the creation of millions of high value applications, many built on cloud platforms and in third party data centres. As Australia reaches the tipping point for Big Data adoption in 2015, organisations are stockpiling data from these new sources in anticipation of data-driven competitive gains, putting increased pressure on facilities in terms of networking and storage requirements.“

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015.
For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. As the third largest ICT Company in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace, we partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading Corporate News and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702).
For more information, please see: : fujitsu.com.au

Collin Duff-Tytler

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Date: 11 May, 2015
City: Sydney