Fujitsu today announces the extended launch of ManageNow, a management solution portfolio that automates and simplifies complex data center infrastructure management, with a focus on system monitoring and rollout support. An integrated part of Fujitsu’s Dynamic Infrastructures, ManageNow enhances performance and improves efficiency and ease of data center operations. ManageNow fully supports cross-vendor solutions and heterogeneous environ-ments.
Production-ready in just one week, ManageNow results in increased productivity, reducing implementation costs by as much as 65 percent compared to classical implementation methods. Thanks to a high level of automation and IT infrastructure management consolidation, ManageNow also reduces operating costs by up to 40 percent, by increa-sing data center system availability and productivity through service process standardization.
ManageNow can be extended flexibly according to business needs, giving organizations a role-based 360° view of their entire IT infrastructure. Thanks to continuous system monitoring, problems are identified automatically, then classified by priority based on their potential impact, so that rule-based error correction processes can automatically be implemented. Clear and concise system visualization helps to further reduce the complexity of managing IT infrastructures, making businesses more responsive.
A portfolio of modular solutions within ManageNow offer easy, automated implementation and efficient operation of customer-specific Enterprise IT Management (EITM). ManageNow supports heterogeneous environments, guaran-teeing seamless integration with major IT Management solutions for many customers around the world.
Following a successful pilot program in Germany, Fujitsu is now rolling out the availability of ManageNow to a wider base of markets in the CEMEA&I region. s.Oliver, one of the leading fashion brands worldwide, is already using ManageNow to provide uniform IT Management for its global IT infrastructure, which is comprised of several hundred servers and 2,800 users. The highstreet fashion retailer chose Fujitsu’s ManageNow solution to reduce the comple-xity of its IT management and to simplify tasks including inventory management, software distribution, remote control and reporting and documentation. ManageNow also helped reduce the personnel time required for IT system moni-toring and reporting, and accelerated the introduction of improved service quality.
Kurt Engel, Manager IT Infrastructure from s.Oliver says, “ManageNow from Fujitsu is based on a comprehensive approach to IT that helps us manage our complex infrastructure easily, with more flexibility and security. The overall cost-effectiveness and efficiency of our IT operations have improved considerably thanks to this solution.”
Rolf Strotmann, Vice President Enterprise Servers and Software at Fujitsu Technology Solutions, says: “There is no doubt that as technologies such as virtualization and dynamic resource allocation become commonplace in IT, so system management is becoming infinitely more complex. Fujitsu developed ManageNow to help IT managers to maintain control over increasingly complex networks, and to help maximize business velocity through standardizing and automating many routine tasks – freeing up IT staff to focus on value-add, rather than firefighting.”
ManageNow is based on CA products, and customers are guaranteed additional peace-of-mind thanks to Fujitsu’s platinum-level certification by CA.
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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: http://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 10,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see: ts.fujitsu.com/aboutus
Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Senior Manager Public Relations EMEA
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Mobile: + 49 (0) 170 855 06 08
Date: 01 March, 2010
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