Oslo, april 22, 2010
The strategy is rooted in Fujitsu’s view of cloud computing as having four modes of consumption. Customers will be offered non-disruptive ways of joining any, some or all of the four modes of infrastructure, application, activity and content. Fujitsu already offers cloud platforms regionally for the infrastructure mode, and this offering is being reinforced from today with the global deployment of a standardized cloud platform. Provision of services from this platform will be offered on a trial basis starting May 2010 (to be made commercially available in October 2010) in Japan, followed by Australia, Singapore, USA, the UK and Continental Europe, through to March 2011.
This global platform will complement the local cloud platforms, by meeting the needs of customers who require a global standardized ICT infrastructure. Whether they adopt services from the local or global platform, customers will be able to reduce their ICT costs while being more flexible and responsive in their ICT provision, without sacrificing security and availability. They will also be able to benefit from Fujitsu’s expertise in telecommunications and networks.
Fujitsu views its cloud computing services as an evolution, not a revolution. The infrastructure mode and application mode are an extension of the conventional services being offered by Fujitsu. The activity mode and content mode, however, represent a significant shift in the way the ICT industry creates value, through the emergence of new business models to create new services for buyers.
With decades-long service business experience, Fujitsu can provide the utmost support in enabling large and medium-sized customers to transition and migrate their largest and most complex ICT environments to join any mode of the cloud consumption model, with minimal disruption and maximum security. In addition, by forming new alliances with other vendors involved in cloud, Fujitsu will ensure that customers are not locked into proprietary systems.
“Fujitsu has been developing its cloud computing technologies by looking at changes in society and how technology can help people cope with those changes – what we call a human-centric standpoint,” says Kazuo Ishida, Corporate Senior Executive Vice President, responsible for ICT Services Business. “In Japan, we have been successful in conducting trials involving ICT infrastructures in areas such as agriculture and healthcare. Through these offerings, we aim to become a leader in providing these types of services around the world.”
“We will deliver a standardized cloud service through the deployment of our global cloud platform,” comments Richard Christou, Corporate Senior Executive Vice President. “To address the other modes of our consumption model, we will be making further announcements, including in conjunction with our key partners, in the coming months. Fujitsu is now in a position to work with customers to deliver the benefits of cloud.”
In the Nordic market Fujitsu already provides cloud computing services as part of its regional and local service models. “With our renowned Patja ICT infrastructure services, customers can make optimal use of cloud services in the context of different business processes, application workloads and information services,” says Yrjänä Ahto, Managing Director Finland. “Fujitsu’s global cloud strategy brings additional economies of scale for our customers and enables globally operating organizations in the Nordics to evolve into a globally standardized enterprise class ICT infrastructure.”
“Fujitsu’s cloud offering is targeted at large and medium-sized customers who want to lower their costs and need flexibility and responsiveness in their ICT provision – and the improved efficiency this entails – without sacrificing security and availability,” comments Bengt Engström, CEO Fujitsu Nordic. “Local cloud services complement our global infrastructure as a service platform. We have strong and relevant experience and an approach which emphasizes an evolutionary, non-disruptive journey for our customers.”
Picture: Bengt Engström, CEO Nordic Region, Fujitsu
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About Fujitsu Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 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 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.About Fujitsu Nordic Fujitsu Nordic is a leading provider of services, solutions and products within IT and communication. We offer outsourcing, consulting and a comprehensive portfolio of IT solutions and products. Fujitsu Nordic has approximately 4,500 employees and operates in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Our customers are in banking and finance, retail, manufacturing, telecom and central government. Fujitsu is a leader in Lean IT, especially for Service Desks. Fujitsu priorities environment and is certified by the Nordic Swan and Energy Star servers. For more information, please visit: www.fujitsu.com/emea
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