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Fujitsu Launches Cloud Transition Service for Business Systems

Offering a unified array of new services, including operations and maintenance

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, May 11, 2010

Fujitsu today announced the immediate availability in Japan of APM Modernization Services for the Cloud, an array of services to help customers transition their business systems, such as those for human resources and accounting, to the cloud.

Cloud computing is composed of two different kinds of services, both of which enable users to access their business systems over the Internet. Under the standard cloud computing model, customers entrust their business systems to a service providers’ datacenter, whereas with private cloud services, companies configure their overall business systems, including those of their group companies, internally.

As part of these new services, Fujitsu will analyze the customer's ICT infrastructure, as well as its business and other applications, to evaluate whether or not the customer's current business systems are fit for cloud computing. If so, Fujitsu will recommend which type of cloud computing would be most appropriate and then support the transition of the customer's systems to a cloud environment. The company will also manage the development of cloud-based business systems, in addition to operations and maintenance.

Through this process, customers can determine which of their business systems are best maintained internally and which systems are most suitable for outsourcing. Furthermore, customers are able to effortlessly employ cloud computing, enabling the companywide optimization of ICT system resources. As well, operations and maintenance are handled on the cloud, thereby cutting overall costs and providing customers with an ICT system that they can confidently rely on for their long-term needs.

Explanation of Key Transition Steps and APM Modernization Service for the Cloud

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Background

With the advent of cloud computing, customers have confronted the challenge of determining which of their current business systems can be moved to the cloud. For example, oftentimes a company's systems will not properly function if any incompatibilities exist between the middleware of current business systems, such as operating systems and databases, and systems after they have transitioned to the cloud. In addition, when applications are linked in a complicated manner between different business departments, it can be difficult to determine the extent to which they can be employed in the cloud. To address such challenges, Fujitsu will offer APM Modernization Services for the Cloud as a series of cloud support services to help customers effortlessly employ cloud environments.

Service Overview

Starting with an analysis and evaluation of the customer's business systems to determine which are best suited for the cloud, Fujitsu will provide a unified array of services, including the actual system transition and subsequent operations and maintenance, ensuring a smooth transition.

APM Modernization Services for the Cloud will be offered through the following steps:

1. Business and Application Screening Service

1) Clarification
Using Fujitsu's proprietary analysis methods and tools, the company will categorize the customer's business systems and applications, as well as servers and other ICT infrastructure, based on various properties, such as application service levels. In doing so, the entire ICT system will be organized and made clear. The service will also handle those multi-vendor systems.

2) Evaluation
After analyzing the clear results of the previous step, Fujitsu will assess whether the business systems are best suited for transitioning to a cloud environment. At the same time, Fujitsu will examine ways to optimize system development, operations, and maintenance after the transition has taken place.

2. Application Moving Service

After evaluation, Fujitsu will move business system applications, application environments, and data to the cloud. In order to allow customers to utilize applications long-term with confidence, as well as to avoid the effects of any future infrastructure changes, Fujitsu will also transition the customer's applications to its INTARFRM(1) application framework. Application maintenance will be handled using Fujitsu's APM service.

3. Application Maintenance Service

Fujitsu will manage the development, operations, and maintenance of business systems that have moved to the cloud. Through the company's ITIL-compliant operations, and maintenance processes and tools, customers are able to optimize their ICT systems system-wide, as well as cut operations costs and improve service levels. In addition, it will be possible for customers to employ individualized applications in the cloud environment.

Pricing and Availability

Service Name Pricing (excluding tax) Availability in Japan
APM Modernization Service for the Cloud By individual estimate Available now

Pricing Example:

  • System (application transition service) incorporating 50 business processing screens: starting from JPY 2,000,000
  • System incorporating 300 business processing screens (operations/application selection service and application transition service): starting from JPY 24,000,000

Sales Target

Sales of JPY 15 billion by the end of FY 2012 (Fujitsu's fiscal term ends on March 31).


  • [1] INTARFRM

    Fujitsu's application framework to help standardize and reduce the amount of development work needed for ICT system development and maintenance.

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: www.fujitsu.com.

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This press release has been revised as of December 17, 2018.

Date: 11 May, 2010
City: Tokyo
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