Fujitsu Launches Cloud Service K5 in Germany
- Fujitsu continues global rollout of Public and Virtual Private IaaS and PaaS cloud services with two new availability zones in Germany
- Cloud Service K5 supports digital transformation, enabling enterprises to reduce complexity, accelerate innovation and improve time to market for building new cloud-native business services
- OpenStack-based Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 offers both enterprise-focused transition and transformation of traditional enterprise IT environments and integration with cloud hosted digital applications
Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 accelerates application development and brings together enterprise-grade reliability, performance and scalability with the cost efficiencies of open source-based cloud technology. A key part of Fujitsu MetaArc, a comprehensive portfolio comprising cutting edge technologies, infrastructure and managed services to realize digital transformation, K5 enables organizations to develop and deploy new cloud-native applications to digitalize their business models and processes, while also exploiting the value of existing IT installations, through seamless and consistent integration into new cloud applications.
Thanks to a new regional home base in Frankfurt am Main, customers gain access to German hosting in two new availability zones – also known as ‘cloud islands’ – for all four cloud deployment models: Public Cloud, Virtual Private Hosted, Dedicated and Dedicated On-Premise. This means that German firms can benefit from guaranteed data residency for cloud computing, meeting any legislative, legal or compliance requirements that restrict certain data to be held within German geographic boundaries. Customers in Germany may also choose to use Fujitsu K5 cloud services in other availability zones.
Mark Phillips, Head of Hybrid IT at Fujitsu EMEIA, says: "Companies today need to react faster and be more agile than ever to take advantage of new market developments and meet changing business requirements, and to achieve this, they are increasingly implementing and leveraging cloud solutions. As we enhance the Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 with a new local presence in Germany, we are underlining how our customers can exploit the full potential of their existing IT infrastructure while benefiting from the advantages of cloud computing."
New Cloud Service K5 is open, agile and compatible
Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 is based on open source architecture, and Fujitsu is a gold sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation. By using OpenStack as the basis for Cloud Service K5, Fujitsu can deliver previously unattainable cost efficiencies, opening the door to lower Total Cost of Ownership, with the service backed by robust Service Level Agreements. Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 also gained the prestigious OpenStack Interoperability
seal of approval at the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona last month.
One of the key features of the Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 is its seamless interaction with existing IT infrastructures, enabling customers to easily deploy hybrid IT and cloud environments including cloud services and enterprise data centers suitable for many applications, including web shops, database services, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, as well as payroll solutions.
The full range of deployment models enables customers to choose the best approach for their organizations. For all K5 deployment models, Fujitsu provides Enterprise-class support, robust Service Level Agreements (SLA) and high-availability. Customers in Germany can also take advantage of high bandwidth and low latency, since the data centers are located near the German main internet node (DE-CIX) in Frankfurt am Main, which is the world’s largest Internet node in terms of data throughput.
For companies that want to take advantage of a cloud computing solution such as K5 but prefer to store and process business data in their own data centers, Fujitsu also has a solution: Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX Integrated Systems. This offers the same functions and a similar architecture as Cloud Services K5, but can be installed in customers’ own server rooms or data centers rather than cloud data centers.
Notes to Editors
Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 is available worldwide and can be consumed as a private cloud running either in on-premise data centers or hosted by Fujitsu, as well as public cloud with support for virtual private cloud. Already fully operational in Japan and the UK, the new K5 data center in Finland is expected to go live in January next year, and in Germany and Spain in March 2017. Fujitsu plans to continue the global rollout in 2017 and beyond with further K5 data centers planned in Singapore, Australia and the United States¹
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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 156,000 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 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
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Date: 15 November, 2016
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