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Fujitsu Achieves Australia’s First Tier IV Design Certification for Enterprise Class Data Centre

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  • Fujitsu announces Australia’s first enterprise-scale Uptime Institute Tier IV Design Certification with Malaga Data Centre upgrade.
  • Upgrade will achieve highest level of availability for Fujitsu customers through increased technical resiliency and operations management at key sites.
  • Fujitsu invests a further $100m in data centre upgrade projects in Australia.
Sydney, June 27, 2017 – Fujitsu today announced its achievement of Australia's first Uptime Institute Tier IV Design Certification for an enterprise-scale data centre, as part of the company's upgrade of its Malaga Data Centre in Western Australia. Obtaining the Certification is part of a broader $100m investment strategy aimed at upgrading Fujitsu’s strategic data centre facilties to accommodate the present and future needs of Fujitsu enterprise customers. The Tier IV Design Certification is the result of a comprehensive two year process and follows the company’s previously announced Data Centre Roadmap.

The upgrade, which is aligned to Fujitsu’s overall engineering standards, will increase technical resiliency at key sites to achieve the highest level of availability for customers. Additional benefits of the upgrade include higher levels of redundancy in normal operation as well as during scheduled maintenance, expansion of facilities to accommodate growing hosting needs, and further development of sustainable features to mitigate rising costs of energy.

The upgrades planned for Fujitsu key sites will result in an enhanced data centre offering targeted at organisations that value premium data centre services and consider risk as a major driver for data centre selection.

In addition to the Uptime Institute Tier IV upgrade of the Malaga Data Centre, Fujitsu has planned further investment including the following:

  • Infrastructure upgrade of other major data centre sites to offer similar redundancy measures across Fujitsu’s data centre footprint.
  • Expansion of facilities in the Brisbane Data Centre to accommodate growing demand in this region.
  • Refurbishment of the North Ryde Data Centre.
  • Increased capacity at the Homebush and Western Sydney Data Centres.

Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: “In the light of increasing digitalisation we look to address the current and future needs of our customers. This upgrade continues our long standing leadership in facility operation and infrastructure connectivity. It also reinforces our commitment to helping our customers to be ‘digital ready’ by aligning to the increasing demand for a level of security and availability beyond the level of existing Tier III facilities for mission-critical systems and applications.

“The Uptime Institute Tier IV Certification for Malaga is an exciting accolade for a leading facility in our region, which will provide unprecedented guarantees of availability for all businesses that rely on cloud-based data. Those data centres governed by Tier IV standards will give customers even greater confidence to move more mission-critical applications into ‘always on’ cloud infrastructure,” he said.

John Duffin, Managing Director, South Asia, Uptime Institute, comments: “We are pleased to award Fujitsu with the Uptime Institute Tier IV Design Certification.Achieving a Tier IV Fault Tolerant Design Certification illustrates that the facility meets the highest standards for infrastructure functionality and capacity as demonstrated on the design documents. This ensures that plans are configured to meet uptime goals and provide the sustainable business critical infrastructure needed, and an important first step toward Tier Certification of Constructed Facility.”

Fujitsu’s Data Centre Roadmap is aligned with the company’s global Technology and Service Vision, which sees ICT becoming a natural part of products, services, processes and social infrastructure. Its data centre network is a key building block in this vision, underpinning the digitisation of its customers’ end-to-end business processes that will be crucial for their future business growth.

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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 155,000 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 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au.

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Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

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Date: 27 June, 2017
City: Sydney