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Fujitsu Cuts Costs for Customers Running SAP® Solutions

New FlexFrame Compact for SAP solutions optimizes business performance for mid-size systems

Munich, November 09, 2011

Fujitsu today introduces FlexFrame Compact, a new solution that enables mid-size organizations to enjoy better business performance and guaranteed high availability of their SAP® business applications.

 

Fujitsu’s FlexFrame Compact for SAP solutions is a new entry-level version of the fully-virtualized dynamic FlexFrame infrastructure solution already used by more than 250 large enterprises to optimize their entire SAP solution environments – including servers, virtual machines, storage and networks – and to help reduce total cost of ownership.

 

With FlexFrame Compact for SAP solutions, Fujitsu is bringing this enterprise-class technology within reach of smaller businesses – further optimizing the operation of SAP applications such as SAP Customer Relationship Management, SAP Supply Chain Management and SAP Product Lifecycle Management – by helping ensure faster operation and providing high availability. The FlexFrame Compact solution actively matches available system resources to current demand, to continually optimize environments running SAP solutions for best performance.

 

Targeting smaller organizations with total capacity requirements of up to 10,000 SAPS (the SAP Application Performance Standard unit of measure, or 200,000 fully business-processed order line items per hour), equivalent to around 10 systems running SAP solutions, FlexFrame Compact can be expanded to the full-size FlexFrame infrastructure solution, providing built-in room for future growth. This provides mid-size companies with the assurance that FlexFrame Compact for SAP solutions is an ideal foundation for their cloud computing environments of the future, since it meets the key requirements of flexibility, efficiency and reliability.

 

Optimized for business agility

By optimizing IT resources, Fujitsu’s FlexFrame solutions can reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) for systems running SAP applications by up to 60 percent. Better IT infrastructure utilization cuts capital expenditure, while operating costs are reduced since fewer physical servers are required per installation, all of which are administrated automatically.

 

Business operations that depend on SAP applications are underpinned by FlexFrame’s built-in high availability, avoiding the complexity of managing third-party tools for SAP solution-based environments. All Fujitsu FlexFrame implementations are quality-assured and pre-integratedat the factory, where customer-specific optimization cuts delivery-to-operation time to just days.

 

Says Jens-Peter Seick, Senior Vice President, Product Development Group at Fujitsu Technology Solutions: “Over the last seven years, Fujitsu FlexFrame for SAP solutions has helped large organizations reshape their IT, using powerful virtualization to help ensure that technology is flexible and agile enough to meet ever-changing business needs. The introduction of Fujitsu FlexFrame Compact for SAP solutions, based on our strong partnership with SAP, extends this power to mid-size organizations, putting ease of management and virtualization firmly in control of the business.”

 

Both SAP and Fujitsu customers confirm the values of Fujitsu FlexFrame for SAP solutions:

 

·          “The migration to Fujitsu FlexFrame for SAP solutions has given us greater operational agility and simplified administration, through which we’ve achieved a significant reduction in costs,” says Dr. Ulrich Lamp, CIO, K+S Group.

 

FlexFrame Compact for SAP solutions is now available globally from Fujitsu. Pricing and support varies according to individual implementations.

 

For further information, please see: www.ts.fujitsu.com/flexframe

 

 

Press Contact :

Fujitsu Technology Solutions

Sigrun Harsch, Senior Manager Public Relations

Tel.: +49 (0) 89 62060 4454

Mobile: +49 (0) 170 855 06 08

sigrun.harsch@ts.fujitsu.com

 

About Fujitsu Fujitsu is a leading provider of information and communication technology (ICT)-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in over 100 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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