November 07, 2013
Brussels, November 7, 2013 – Fujitsu today at Fujitsu Forum 2013 introduces the next generation of ‘market-making’ cloud platform service, enabling Chief Information Officers (CIOs) to harness the broad potential of cloud with the complete business agility and innovation that cloud delivers. The FUJITSU Cloud Integration Platform – for which pre-release testing is now available for early adopter clients – delivers everything required to integrate, aggregate and manage all cloud services and traditional ICT from a ‘single pane of glass’ to ensure all data is protected, identity is assured and services are governed.
Business leaders continue to enthusiastically adopt cloud services that deliver competitive advantage. The challenge for CIOs is how to manage and ensure appropriate governance and control across an increasingly diverse portfolio of cloud services without adding management overhead or being seen as blocking progress. Over the next three years, Fujitsu predicts organizations will introduce more than 30 cloud services from multiple providers into their existing ICT landscape. CIOs need tools to manage this growing complexity.
Based on its ICT heritage and international presence, Fujitsu recognizes that cloud is intrinsically complex – one size does not fit all – and so it offers business leaders and CIOs the choice and integration services that they are requesting. The company’s approach combines the FUJITSU Cloud Integration Platform with consulting expertise and managed services to enable organizations to choose the right cloud options for them. Enterprises around the world put their trust in Fujitsu as an expert partner, capable of helping them to integrate multiple cloud environments with their traditional systems to deliver seamless service for their customers and users.
Now with the FUJITSU Cloud Integration Platform, CIOs can become cloud enablers. They can offer their businesses a choice of cloud services to adopt a ‘Bring Your Own Cloud’ approach, alongside in-house, non-cloud systems. All can now uniquely be integrated, aggregated and managed with consistent tools that deliver access control, provisioning, system monitoring, end-to-end service management and data protection: all through a single portal experience.
In contrast to other limited alternatives currently available, this platform can span traditional systems, private cloud, or public cloud; whether they are delivering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Software as a Service (SaaS). Clients additionally have the option of deploying the platform on- or off-premise and managing the platform themselves, or having it delivered as a managed service.
To achieve this, the FUJITSU Cloud Integration Platform includes:
The company is now delivering against its FUJITSU Cloud Initiative global strategy, launched in the summer of 2013. Today’s introduction of FUJITSU Cloud Integration Platform provides a market-making platform as part of the broadest roadmap in the industry of all the elements businesses need to integrate and manage cloud systems, processes and data with their existing and future environments.
Vernon Turner, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure, Consumer, Network, Telecom and Sustainability Research, IDC
“The ‘candy store‘ of irresistible cloud services continues to grow in range and complexity – enticing customers from all corners of the enterprise to ‘have cloud their way.’ IDC forecasts that public IT cloud services spending will grow at five times the rate of the IT industry as a whole1, so the next big challenge for CIOs is how to simplify the way they combine and manage these services, particularly when they are delivered by multiple providers. Fujitsu’s Cloud Integration Platform is leading the way to help provide organizations with the basis of seamless application, data and management environments across their in-house ICT.”
Cameron McNaught, EVP, Solutions, International Business, Fujitsu
“It is so rewarding to be able today to provide our customers with the FUJITSU Cloud Integration Platform – the wait is over! It is clear from regular discussions with our customers they not only want, but need, a ‘single pane of glass’ to integrate, aggregate and manage their growing portfolio of cloud services, regardless of whether they are deployed by an IT department, or sourced from the Cloud and procured by their Business units. FUJITSU Cloud Integration Platform not only delivers on this growing requirement, but provides a platform for the future. It will allow CIOs and their teams to become cloud enablers, supporting the adoption of cloud services and managing them in a simple, consistent and compliant way.”
Prices for the Platform will be released at a later date. Fujtisu is welcoming limited early adoptor customers at https://www-s.fujitsu.com/global/solutions/cloud/solutions/cloud-integration-platform/cip-registration.html. Applications and request for information should be made through a Fujitsu Direct Sales contact.
1IDC Market Analysis: Worldwide and Regional Public IT Cloud Services 2013–2017 Forecast, August 2013, Frank Gens et al.
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