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Fujitsu Unveils Software for Detecting Network and Cloud Environment Failures

Fujitsu

TOKYO, December 20, 2010

Fujitsu today announced the launch of a software package for managing network monitoring services available only in Japan.

Proactnes II SM V01 monitors and analyzes the communications response and data volumes (packets) of networks found inside large-scale datacenters that provide cloud services, as well as the Internet which connects users to cloud services. The software detects early signs of failure by pinpointing areas in the cloud where these problems arise.

The new software prevents system problems from occurring in a customer's private cloud, public clouds offered by cloud service providers, as well as existing ICT systems. At the same time, it allows customers to improve operating efficiency while enabling them to quickly restore system operations if a failure does arise.

Background

With the spread of cloud computing, datacenter ICT resources and customer ICT systems are becoming increasingly larger and complex due to the deployment of virtualization and automation technologies. As a result, in the areas of both private cloud operations management and public clouds that deliver cloud services, companies have to deal with the growing burden of understanding the configuration of virtual systems and ensuring their stable operations.

To address this challenge, Fujitsu is launching Proactnes SM V01, a software package for managing services that monitor networks both inside and outside of datacenters.

Software Features

Proactnes II SM V01 employs cloud computing system-failure detection technologies introduced by Fujitsu Laboratories Limited in February 2010. An industry first, these technologies can detect system failures before they happen, with improved ability to analyze cloud system data and gather information, thus narrowing down the causes of failures and resolving them successively

The new technology is being employed at Fujitsu's Tatebayashi System Center, which provides customers with cloud services, to help monitor the stable operations of Fujitsu's services, thus ensuring a service level of 99.99%.

1. Uncovers failure areas in real-time

By analyzing the response of communications across a network, the system pinpoints exactly where a failure has occurred, on both the datacenter's internal network and external networks that connect users to cloud services. This enables administrators to quickly uncover communications problems, a cause of failures that is difficult to track down, thereby making it possible to restore system operations when trouble occurs at an early stage.

2. Detects signs of system trouble

Based on the correlation between the volume of data (packet) traveling across a network within a datacenter and the CPU usage assigned to each virtual server (virtual machine), the technology identifies virtual servers experiencing unusual behavior, allowing it to detect early signs of system trouble.

3. Makes visible the virtual systems of cloud service users

In cloud computing, it is generally difficult to determine which physical servers a user's virtual server is operating on. However, this software package uses network device settings and other information to make the configuration of users' virtual systems visible. This eliminates the complexity involved in configuration management for system administrators, making it possible to quickly address system failures if they arise.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 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$50 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010.
For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu Caribbean

Fujitsu Caribbean is a wholly owned subsidiary of the US$50-billion Fujitsu Group and a part of Fujitsu America Inc. Fujitsu integrates the core expertise of our skilled resources and Business Partners to deliver IT Infrastructure Solutions and Managed Services that continuously evolve to respond to our customer’s complex business and technology issues. Focused on the Financial Services, Telecommunications and Government sectors we simplify IT for our customers and build more value into their IT investments. Fujitsu is the world’s third largest IT Services Company and has been operating in the Caribbean for over 50 years. Managed by a regional executive team, we have offices in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad; including business agents in the Bahamas, St. Vincent, Haiti, Anguilla, Antigua, Dominican Republic and Grenada, to serve the entire region. Fujitsu has delivered and currently supports mission critical ICT solutions and networks across the English-speaking islands of the Caribbean. For more information on Fujitsu Caribbean, visit www.fujitsu.com/caribbean/ .

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Date: 20 December, 2010
City: TOKYO
Company: Fujitsu,