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Fujitsu Introduces new German Region for Cloud Service K5

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News facts:
  • Combines cloud computing with local data residency for companies operating in Germany, from end of March 2017
  • Supports Hybrid IT deployment with 100% compatibility for public, virtual private and private cloud
  • Enables migration of traditional IT workloads into the cloud through support for OpenStack, VMware and bare metal plus both cloud native and API integration toolsets
Hanover, March 20, 2017 – Fujitsu today introduces a new Cloud Service K5 region1, enabling customers in Germany to quickly take advantage of cloud-native business applications. German hosting means customers can accelerate cloud adoption while still meeting requirements for local data residency. Available from the end of March, the third K5 region in Europe – in addition to the UK and Finland – further extends the new-generation IaaS and PaaS cloud offering.
Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 enables simplified transition, transformation and integration of traditional or so called Robust IT systems with cloud-hosted digital applications, while also extending the value of and protecting existing investment in legacy IT infrastructures. Enterprises can enjoy the benefit of using new flexible public cloud and virtual private cloud capabilities to tap into the hugely valuable information held within their traditional IT environments.
The depth and breadth of cloud integration services help set Fujitsu apart from other cloud solution providers. Fujitsu focuses on partnering with its customers on every step of their journey into the cloud, to co-create powerful solutions that can orchestrate entire IT landscapes – all via the same flexible, cost-effective global cloud platform. Germany is the third European K5 region – in addition to already existing K5 regions in Japan – and will be followed shortly by a fourth European region in Spain, one in the US and further K5 expansion in Singapore and Australia.
With K5 you can … choose a deployment model that suits your unique needs
Uniquely, Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 provides a platform for public cloud and virtual private cloud. Further delivery model extensions will make Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 available worldwide as a private cloud, in either on-premise data centers or hosted by Fujitsu. Infrastructure and application compatibility is provided across all deployment models, giving customers the flexibility to choose both the deployment mode and pace of change that is right for their business.
Through one single, open architecture, Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 combines enterprise-grade reliability, performance and scalability with the cost efficiency of OpenStack2, an open source-based cloud technology. This delivers previously unattainable cost efficiencies, resulting in lower Total Cost of Ownership. Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 is backed with enterprise-class support, comprehensive Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and 99.99 percent availability for virtual servers.
Dr. Rolf Werner, Chairman of the Managing Board, Fujitsu Germany and Head of Central Europe, says: “Cloud computing is a pillar of digital transformation, but the key is to choose the right deployment model for the business. Each organization’s requirements are unique and change over time, which means it is essential to select an open and agile platform that offers maximum flexibility. Any digital transformation project is only successful if it simplifies systems and processes, while boosting their efficiency and allowing an organization to truly innovate. Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 gives customers the freedom to securely and easily integrate cloud and existing environments in a best-of-both-worlds approach, to develop new and future-proof applications and services, and to apply the cloud strategy that is most suitable for their needs.”
With Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 now available from data centers, customers in Germany will benefit from optimum performance through ultra low latencies and optimal bandwidth.
Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 is at the heart of Fujitsu MetaArc, a comprehensive portfolio to enable digital transformation comprising cutting edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, as well as infrastructures and managed services, all underpinned by cybersecurity. Fujitsu offers powerful capabilities in application integration and development, and in leveraging automated multi-cloud delivery and management, available across all popular cloud platforms.

Pricing and availability

Fujitsu officially opens the new Cloud Service K5 region in Germany on March 31. In the second half of this year, Fujitsu will introduce the availability of specific K5 capabilities via channel partners. Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 is available worldwide. Pricing varies according to services, configuration, consumption and country.

Notes to editors

1Regions are specific geographical locations, all accessible worldwide. Currently, K5 regions are Japan East 1, Japan West 1, Japan West 2, the UK, Finland and Germany, with further regions to follow in the United States and Spain. Availability Zones within each region provide customers with physically and logically-separated resources
2Fujitsu is a gold sponsor of the OpenStack foundation and Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 recently received the prestigious OpenStack Interoperability Challenge Award at the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona.

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Date: 20 March, 2017
City: Hanover

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