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May 18, 2011
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Fujitsu Offers Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track Solution for Private Clouds

Tokyo, May 18, 2011 — Fujitsu today announced that it has begun offering solutions under the Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program. The solutions make it easy to build private cloud environments based on the Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud architecture.

These solutions provide organizations planning to implement a private cloud with PRIMERGY servers, ETERNUS storage, networking equipment, and management software, all of which have been pre-qualified for Hyper-V and pre-configured. This ensures quick implementation of private-cloud environments based on Hyper-V Cloud.

Fujitsu's PRIMERGY BX900 blade server system allows organizations to deploy their systems with one high-density blade server at a time. Coupled with the end-to-end flexible data safe scalability of ETERNUS storage system, they have the ability to grow their overall systems exactly to their needs.

Many companies today are interested in private clouds as a way to optimize their information and communication technology investments; however, building a private cloud requires many issues to be addressed in advance. They include advanced testing, design, operating rules, and security policies which can be discouraging when taking the first step.

Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track is a program in which Microsoft partners put together packages that include all of the elements needed to run a private cloud based on the Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track architecture. Fujitsu's solution using Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track combines its PRIMERGY BX900 blade server system, ETERNUS storage systems, ServerView Resource Orchestrator flexible resource management software, and the company's know-how gained from building and operating cloud systems. This simplifies the task of system design, and as the delivered systems are already tested and set up, deployment within the organization is quick and operation is stable.

Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track Details

Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track is a program whereby Microsoft together with selected hardware vendor partners jointly test hardware and software configurations optimized for private clouds. These are then provided as operationally validated reference platforms. In addition, they also provide guidelines on deployment and operation. This has major benefits in reducing deployment costs, shortening implementation time, and ensuring stable system operation.

Fujitsu Solution Features

1. Flexible, scalable private-cloud platform

The hardware and software offered as part of this solution includes Fujitsu's PRIMERGY BX900 blade server system, with industry-leading server density and ETERNUS storage systems, as the flexible data safe offering a complete range of efficient and high performance storage. Also featured is ServerView Resource Orchestrator, Fujitsu's dynamic resource-management software which ensures flexible resource use and management. These are combined to provide the stability and system scalability that will best respond to organizational requirements and growth.

2. Pre-tested combinations for quick deployment and stable operation

Simply by answering questions on their particular system requirements, users are able to select the right pre-tested configurations that best meet their needs. In addition, as Fujitsu delivers the hardware pre-configured and the operating system and software pre-installed and preset, the implementation workload for system deployment is minimized. This allows users to operate their systems in a stable manner.

"The Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program was designed to help simplify the deployment and operation of private clouds," said Mike Schutz, senior director, Windows Server, Microsoft Corporation. "We are delighted to have Fujitsu, as one of the initial launch partners, deliver its Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track-based offerings to the market worldwide. Customers tell us that they are eager to implement private cloud solutions, and Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track built upon Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft System Center helps them do so confidently and quickly."

About Fujitsu

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.

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