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Fujitsu rolls out world leading global cloud network

Standardised services and pricing for fully flexible, self-service IaaSAustralia/New Zealand first region to market on the back of proven customer successes

Fujitsu Australia Limited

Gold Coast, February 27, 2011

Fujitsu, a leading provider of ICT business solutions, today announced the unveiling of its Global Cloud Services portfolio. Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand (FANZ) is the first region outside Japan to roll out Fujitsu’s standardised global cloud offering. Combining the scale of public platforms and the security and customisation of private networks, the cloud platform is designed to provide customers with the best of both worlds from Fujitsu’s Australian data centre operations.

The Australian launch of the global cloud service is part of a rolling program which by year end will see Fujitsu as the first vendor in the world with premium cloud offerings based in Tier III data centres located in every major geographic region including Australia, Singapore, USA, UK and Germany, coupled with a globally standardised approach to service and pricing. Fujitsu’s Cloud Services offer a fully flexible model for IT infrastructure, platforms and applications, allowing enterprises to match technology systems and costs directly to changing business needs. The offering is also differentiated by providing the highest levels of availability, depending on customer requirements, and its highly sophisticated self-service portal.

The implementation and launch of this global cloud service is the result of a progressive evolution of new platforms which Fujitsu spent 14 months independently building and testing to ensure they were customer ready before taking them to the marketplace in 2010. Fujitsu’s trusted cloud offering has combined the scale of public platforms and the security and customisation of private networks to give customers the best of all worlds.

In announcing the rollout of Global Cloud Services, Cameron McNaught, Group Executive Director - Solutions and Cloud Services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: “We are shaping the future with our customers. No one else can match this growing portfolio of trusted cloud solutions or this number of networked Tier III locations. And Fujitsu Australia is proud to be at the forefront of these developments. We are delivering to local enterprises fully featured, high efficiency services, from a global network, to facilitate their expansion into the international marketplace. Fujitsu’s trusted cloud offering has combined the scale of public platforms and the security and customisation of private networks to give customers the best of all worlds.

“Fujitsu’s genuine cloud offering has become a real alternative to traditional IT consumption models. Twelve months ago cloud was niche. Because we’re delivering on our ambitious cloud program, we’re seeing customers moving key, mainstream business applications to the cloud,” McNaught said.

Fujitsu ANZ’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering is already providing measurable benefits to customers such as IT service vendor CA Technologies, consumer goods multinational Frucor and automotive manufacturer Toyota Australia. also recently announced it had joined the service.

The Fujitsu approach delivers a single point of contact for the provision and management of all infrastructure requirements through its Cloud Services Portal. The interactive self-service portal allows customers to adjust services, change capacity and usage, and manage billing, in real time with actual pay per use.

McNaught said: “The Fujitsu design work on the portal, and the consequent commissioning of physical services in the background, is simply staggering. The ability to drag and drop storage and server configurations into your cloud environment, in real time, is where IT productivity has taken a dramatic leap forward with an unprecedented level of flexibility and agility.

“IT shops are always under pressure. The provisioning required to support new go-to-market opportunities takes weeks or months using traditional models. By the time you ordered, racked, cabled, installed and tested months go by. But now with Fujitsu’s cloud IaaS, infrastructure components can be quickly dragged and dropped into immediate action, and 4-6 week network connections happen literally in seconds. With Fujitsu taking responsibility for customers’ infrastructure needs, internal IT resources can focus on core service delivery.

“Drag, drop, click, next – who would ever have thought provisioning data centre services could be so easy, fast and future proof?” he said.

The rollout of Fujitsu’s global cloud network, based on fully provisioned, identical, large scale cloud infrastructure, is a vital step in its drive to make consumption of server and storage infrastructure simple, cost effective and on the way to becoming truly commoditised.

The environmental impact of IT features prominently in Fujitsu’s development of all data centre and supporting services strategies and is increasingly influential in customer selection processes.

The expansion of these Cloud Services will see a range of offerings rolled out this year such as a SaaS suite including messaging, CRM and unified technologies later in 2011. Growth in customer success is also driving growth in Fujitsu’s data centre real estate with additional facilities coming online shortly in Sydney and Melbourne.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 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 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.
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About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. As the third largest ICT Company in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace, 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 News and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702).
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Date: 27 February, 2011
City: Gold Coast
Company: Fujitsu Australia Limited