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Fujitsu Brings Public Cloud “Try and Buy” Offer to Caribbean Organizations

Free Trial of Infrastructure-as-a-Service Offering Until August 31, 2011

Fujitsu

June 08, 2011

Fujitsu today announced the introduction of its global public cloud platform under a “try and buy” offer to local companies. Already launched in Japan, Australia, Singapore, the UK and North America, the Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform will be launched as a free trial of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering, commencing now and ending on August 31, 2011.

“What’s unique about our offering is that we are providing local companies a try and buy model with very aggressive total costs for those needing basic cloud services but with the added value of support services included. Until August 31, at no cost, companies will enjoy the benefits of enterprise class, secure and highly available compute, storage, and network capacity via a web-based, self-service portal; with a seamless move to pay when the trial period expires. No-one else is offering this at this time and we are delighted to be able to allow organizations who are thinking about cloud services, an opportunity to experience the breadth of the solutions on offer at no charge and without any commitments. For the trial period, organizations can access Fujitsu’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering for application testing and development, as well as high-performance processing for workloads such as data analytics” said John Slaytor, EVP, Strategy Operations for Fujitsu Caribbean. “We have already started sending invitations to select customers but we are hoping to attract other organizations interested in registering for the free trial of the Fujitsu cloud services” he added.

Fujitsu Caribbean is introducing locally the same cloud services offered by Fujitsu around the world, making it extremely easy for multinational enterprises to service their infrastructure needs locally in multiple locations. The platform is built on open standards with published APIs and includes 24/7 global support for the infrastructure platform. The Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform incorporates multi-tier security for a true enterprise-grade environment. Its browser interface makes it simple to build, provision and manage secure environments for complex workloads. Provisioning is highly flexible and availability guaranteed to be at least 99.95 percent. The Fujitsu offering supports Microsoft, Linux and CentOS open source-based applications.

"Our approach is based on delivering practical solutions to help clients realize the benefits of cloud computing and help them navigate through the hype. We work with our customers to determine the most optimal cloud solutions for their organizations based on business and technology requirements" said Slaytor. Fujitsu offers a disciplined set of consultancy and transition services to mitigate risk and achieve maximum business value along all phases of the cloud journey. Fujitsu-experienced cloud consultants assist clients in analyzing their workload requirements and defining a cloud strategy that appropriately aligns to their business objectives.

The service will become available for general release on September 1 and will be competitively priced based on actual usage compute, storage, Internet communications and software.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of information and communication technology (ICT)-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in over 100 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 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011.
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About Fujitsu Caribbean

Fujitsu Caribbean is a wholly owned subsidiary of the US$47-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/ .

Press Contact

Sandra Jones, 
Vice President, Marketing & Communications


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E-mail: E-mail: sandra.jones@fujitsu.com
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Date: 08 June, 2011
Company: Fujitsu,