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Fujitsu Launches Cloud Services

-Providing a highly secure, reliable cloud computing environment to customers-

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, April 27, 2009

Fujitsu Limited today announced that starting in May, it will begin rolling out its new Trusted-Service Platform, a cloud computing platform that delivers a range of IT services with superior reliability, security, availability, expandability, and energy efficiency.

Fujitsu will also be offering related consulting services to help customers build cloud environments and make their business processes visible, as well as integration services to plan and deploy systems that operate in a cloud environment.

Fujitsu's cloud services are not only geared towards corporate information and communication technology systems, but also for creating new social infrastructure systems that gather and process disparate data, such as from sensors and other technologies, in massive volumes while maintaining high levels of security and reliability. Fujitsu is positioning these services as the foundation to create new types of public and other large-scale IT infrastructure systems.

These services will allow customers to readily access the information and communications assets that they need, when they need them, regardless of the type of network or access terminal they are using or where they are. This new level of flexibility will enable customers to optimize the usage of information and communications technology resources as the economic climate changes, thereby enhancing their businesses.

In recent years, the use of information and communications technologies has spread throughout the fabric of everyday life, from making the business processes inside companies more efficient, to enabling transactions between individuals and businesses through e-commerce and other applications, in addition to linking individuals with one another in the Web 2.0 environment. This has also extended into the social infrastructure in areas such as transportation and healthcare.

As these technologies have become more important inside companies and essential to the development of their businesses, the ability of companies to cope with the sheer number of technologies, their complexity and maintenance burdens, as well as with rapid economic, environmental, and societal changes, has become a pressing issue.

Fujitsu is seeking to address this issue by providing its Trusted-Service Platform for cloud computing, which has the following features.

  • Server farm responding to customer needs quickly
    The cloud services will be delivered through a highly optimized virtual server farm comprising tens of thousands of servers installed within a green datacenter, ensuring a highly reliable system environment.
  • Cloud Security Center for maintaining security and reliability (opening April)
    A Cloud Security Center will be established to maintain, using advanced technology, the security of information and communications technology resources both within the customer's corporate environment and within the cloud.
  • Integration Services to optimize information and communication resources
    The platform will provide an optimized environment that makes business processes transparent in order to facilitate the transfer of the customer's existing information and communications systems into the cloud environment (Cloud Service Integration Office to be established in May).
  • Management Services providing one-stop support for computing systems in the cloud
    Provides one-stop support for the customer's information and communications systems within the cloud and helps to visualize implementation details as well as power consumption of servers, storage, and applications.

Fujitsu seeks to create new markets through the technological advances it is bringing to its datacenters in the areas of virtualization, autonomous operation, scalability, automation, security, usability, and environmentalism. It is also advancing its Trusted-Service Platform through establishing closer ties to its global partners.

Trusted-Service Platform: Principal Services

Trusted-Service Platform is a large-scale virtual platform providing system resources, networks, security, and managed services.

Main Features

  • Provides an environment in which customers can access information and communications systems when needed, without the effort and cost associated with owning and operating the systems.
  • Facilitates rapid development of new applications to support a customer's business along with business operational improvements at low cost.
  • Uses advanced technologies to securely operate and maintain information and communications systems within the cloud and makes operational conditions transparent to the user.
Services Overview

Services

System Platform Services
Resources including servers, storage, operating systems, and middleware are managed as virtualized pooled resources and can be provided to the customer quickly on an as-needed basis. A server farm to be installed at the Fujitsu Tatebayashi System Center located in Gunma Prefecture of central Japan, will provide new on-demand services including special resource services for developers.

Network Services
In June, a new set of network services, FENICS II Universal Connect, will be provided to safely and securely connect remote users to their internal corporate network through an access line supporting all types of mobile terminals, ensuring system access whenever and wherever the users need them.

Security Services
Fujitsu's Cloud Security Center is opening in April to assist in data security governance both for Fujitsu and its customers. This will include the protection of information resources in the cloud environment and maintaining the integrity of those resources stored within Fujitsu's datacenters.

Management Services
Fujitsu provides an integrated management service for all functions offered as cloud-based services. Alongside this, administrators will have a dashboard view as a service showing utilization rates and operating statistics for system resources, networks, and applications, as well as power consumption accounted for by customer use.

Pricing Examples: System Platform Services JPY 175,000 and up (monthly)
Security Services JPY 250,000 and up (monthly)
Other

In addition to the Trusted-Service Platform, Fujitsu will provide the following services:

Integration Services
In May, Fujitsu will establish a Cloud Services Integration Office which will provide consulting and integration services on practical utilization of corporate systems in the cloud and those built and operated on company premises.

Application Services
Provided by the Fujitsu Group, Fujitsu's partners, and independent software vendors, these services offer vertical business applications as well as general-purpose applications covering 21 categories, to be expanded to 30 categories in the first half of 2009 (as of April 2009).

Desktop Managed Services
Fujitsu provides comprehensive management services for user environments, including thin clients, mobile devices, and office-automation tools.

This cloud computing platform will be on display at the Fujitsu Forum 2009 taking place May 14-15 at the Tokyo International Forum.

A demonstration environment allowing visitors to experience the cloud computing platform will be set up at the Platform Solution Center in Tokyo, at the end of June.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 160,000 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 5.3 trillion yen (US$53 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

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Date: 27 April, 2009
City: Tokyo
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