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Extends On-Premises Hyperconverged Systems to the Cloud

News facts:

  • New software enables cloud-in-a-box services, running as a virtual appliance
  • Fujitsu Software Enterprise Service Catalog Manager (ESCM) is the enterprise-grade version of major Fujitsu open source contribution Open Service Catalog Manager
  • Extends infrastructure into the cloud via branded, multi-tenant, metered self-service portals
September 25, 2017
At SUSECON, Fujitsu today announced a new solution to extend on- premises hyperconverged systems to the cloud, enabling cloud-in-a-box services. The Fujitsu Software Enterprise Service Catalog Manager (ESCM) bridges the gap between on-premises infrastructure and the cloud by enabling branded, multi-tenant, self-service portals for hybrid cloud services, with automated provisioning.

Now fully integrated into the SUSE partner catalog, Fujitsu ESCM makes it simple for organizations to benefit from the flexibility and scalability of cloud-based services and software, managed via on-premises systems. Enterprises can add managed, metered access for users to cloud services, including identity management, accounting, and subscription management capabilities. By easily integrating Fujitsu Cloud Service K5, as well as other public cloud services, ESCM ensures seamless scalability for on-premises virtualized architecture, running as a virtual appliance.

The introduction of ESCM to the SUSE partner catalog builds on the strategic alliance announced last November between Fujitsu and SUSE, where the two companies agreed to commit resources, from development to marketing and sales, within the open source community to foster the development of hybrid cloud products, mission-critical support and future container technologies.

ESCM is the enterprise-grade version of Open Service Catalog Manager, introduced by Fujitsu as an open source community contribution in October 2015. Predefined integration modules ensure that ESCM is widely compatible with all Infrastructure – (IaaS), Platform-(PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud variants. A rich feature set allows enterprises to provide self-service cloud for multi-tenant end customers, backed by automated provisioning, event management, billing and payment features.

Olivier Delachapelle, Head of Data Center Category Management at Fujitsu EMEIA, comments: “While they appreciate the many advantages of cloud-based services, many organizations still have major concerns related to the unmanaged use of cloud services – such as compliance, cost-control, and optimization of resources. With the new Enterprise Service Catalog Manager software, we are combining the manageability and control that are the hallmarks of on-premises infrastructure with the flexibility and scalability of metered cloud services.”

Phillip Cockrell, Vice President of Worldwide Alliance Sales at SUSE adds: “This week at the SUSE global end-user conference SUSECON, we are showcasing together with our partners open source technology and innovations that are helping to smooth the way as enterprises transform. Fujitsu has played an active role in building the future of open source cloud computing and the availability of the Enterprise Service Catalog Manager (ESCM) demonstrates that OpenStack is enterprise ready and gives customers the highest possible degree of choice, security and flexibility in transferring workloads between their public and private clouds.”

Fujitsu Software Enterprise Service Catalog Manager is flexible and easy to implement

Flexibility and ease of implementation are key attributes of ESCM, which can be delivered on a USB stick and runs as a virtual appliance on 64-bit SUSE Linux Enterprise Server software1. ESCM is also fully compatible with all five main versions of the comprehensive Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX line-up2 of hyperconverged and converged infrastructure solutions, including PRIMEFLEX for VMware vSAN, PRIMEFLEX for VMware Cloud Foundation, PRIMEFLEX for Storage Spaces Direct, PRIMEFLEX Cluster-in-a-box and PRIMEFLEX vShape.

Pricing and availability

Fujitsu Software Enterprise Service Catalog Manager (ESCM) is available immediately, directly from Fujitsu. A single application server instance of ESCM is all that is needed to configure and brand a cloud services marketplace.

Notes to editors

1 FUJITSU Software Enterprise Service Catalog Manager runs as a virtual appliance on 64-bit Linux or Windows Server 2016.
2
Fujitsu’s PRIMEFLEX portfolio of Integrated Systems combines servers, storage, network connectivity and software in an all-in-one package, and is pre-defined, pre-integrated and pre-tested to dramatically reduce the complexity usually associated with data center hardware.

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Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 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 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

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Date: 25 September, 2017