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Fujitsu opens Brisbane Data Centre to accommodate strong local growth

Fujitsu Australia Limited

Brisbane, November 29, 2006

Fujitsu Australia today announced the expansion of its data centre capabilities with the opening of a new data centre facility in Brisbane. The facility, which represents a multi-million dollar investment by Fujitsu in the Queensland market, comes on the back of high local demand for hosted and managed IT infrastructure.

“Fujitsu has made a significant investment in this new data centre facility to ensure our Queensland customers have cost-effective and reliable access to premium infrastructure and service solutions,” said Rod Vawdrey, Chief Executive Officer, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand. “The capital investment required to establish and maintain facilities such as this is beyond the scope of most businesses. The opening of this facility in Brisbane, gives Queensland customers access to world-class infrastructure and state-of-the-art security and data integrity, without the associated costs.”

Customers of the new 1,000 square metre facility can also benefit from TRIOLE, Fujitsu’s new approach to designing, developing, deploying and managing IT.

Rod Vawdrey said, “TRIOLE works on the principle that around 80% of an organisation’s IT infrastructure is the same, whatever their business. By standardising that 80% and removing duplication, organisations can expect more robust IT infrastructure, requiring less support and over time, reduced cost. By industrialising IT services and solutions, organisations can redirect IT investment to areas of the business where they can build greater differentiation – such as enhancing their customers’ experience.”

The purpose-built data centre facility combines a high level of redundancy and fail-over capability with the capacity to cater for rapid growth in demand. It complements Fujitsu’s existing data centre services which provide service level management 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for customers throughout Australia. Together with a full range of professional services, Fujitsu can deliver an end-to-end managed service to customers.

Peter McFarlane, Executive General Manager – Infrastructure Services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand said, “Fujitsu has a long and impressive track record in managing data centres, not just here in Australia, but throughout the world. Our proven strength and experience in IT infrastructure management and service delivery allow us to provide a comprehensive business solution that meets customers’ entire hosting and managed services requirements."

Rod Vawdrey concluded, “The potential for growth in Queensland, which has been bolstered by the Queensland Government’s Smart State Strategy, was a contributing factor in our decision to extend our data centre capabilities in the state.”

Fujitsu today heralded the launch of the Brisbane Data Centre with a traditional Japanese sake ceremony at its Queensland head office in Newstead. Today’s ceremony was officiated by Dr Kazuo Murano, President, Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, Ted Pretty, Non-Executive Chairman, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand and Rod Vawdrey, Chief Executive Officer, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand.

About Fujitsu Australia Limited

Fujitsu is a full service provider of information technology and communications solutions. Throughout Australia and New Zealand 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 has earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited of Japan. For more information, please see: au.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. For more information, please see:www.fujitsu.com

Elizabeth Greene

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Company:Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Limited

Date: 29 November, 2006
City: Brisbane
Company: Fujitsu Australia Limited