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Fujitsu Embarks on Full-Scale Entry into Government Cloud Business

Meeting stringent safety standards required by the Japanese government

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, March 06, 2020

Fujitsu today announces its entry into the cloud business in support of the Japanese government. Fujitsu has specially developed a new cloud service based on its existing "Fujitsu Cloud Service for OSS" optimized for central government agencies and related organizations, initiating sales in Japan in May 2020.

This service will enable the construction and delivery of information systems that handle highly confidential information with secure and flexible operations, traditionally delivered through on-premises, on the cloud. Fujitsu additionally plans to support new cloud service security standards(1), which will be conducted by the government within fiscal 2020.

Fujitsu ultimately aims to install more than 100 government cloud systems in central ministries and agencies in Japan by the end of its fiscal 2022.

Secure and Reliable Government Systems for the Cloud Era

As the pace of digital transformation has accelerated in recent years, the Japanese government is moving its information systems to a cloud environment to achieve digital governance.

By leveraging cloud technologies, users can deliver reduced costs, shorten the time required for system deployment, and implement functions that incorporate a variety of advanced technologies. Despite the advantages offered by cloud, however it remains difficult to ensure the security and flexible operations that customers expect when compared to conventional on-premise solutions.

Based on extensive experience in the construction and operation of government information systems cultivated over many years, Fujitsu will launch a new cloud service that ensures the same level of safety and operability as existing on-premise systems and enter the government cloud business in earnest.

Meeting Strict Standards Required for Secure Government Systems

Fujitsu's government cloud meets the security standards unique to government agencies in Japan, enabling the safe and secure construction of information systems centered on mission-critical operations that handle highly confidential data.

  • Open source based on domestic cloud

    Based on our domestic cloud service "Fujitsu Cloud Service for OSS", Fujitsu controls the risk of data leakage outside Japan. Open source software supports multiple vendors, so customers can build the optimal system for their requirements.

  • Dedicated operations staff

    Fujitsu will assign dedicated, highly-skilled staff to operate the systems, while supporting flexible operations corresponding to the customer's unique circumstances.

  • Log reports and supply chain list disclosures

    As with on-premises systems, access logs can be extracted and provided for each central government and agency system as a countermeasure to system audits. To prevent data leakage and security breaches, Fujitsu's government cloud offers risk management in accordance with security standards, disclosing the supply chain list for equipment used in the cloud infrastructure.

Figure1: Key Features of Fujitsu’s Government CloudFigure1: Key Features of Fujitsu’s Government Cloud

Three Service Options Based on Customer Requirements

Three cloud environments are available to meet customers' system requirements, either as a standalone service or in hybrid configurations.

  • Server sharing: Share cloud environments, including servers, storage, and cloud management functions, among ministries and agencies
  • Server Dedicated: Dedicated servers and storage for each department; shared cloud management functions
  • Fully Dedicated: Dedicated cloud environment with cloud management functions

Figure2: Outline of Fujitsu’s Government Cloud ServiceFigure2: Outline of Fujitsu’s Government Cloud Service

Flexible Contract Menu

In addition to a pay-as-you-go rate, which varies with usage, the service is also available on an annual contract basis over several years. Fujitsu also offers flexibility on a per-system basis, including a combination of pay-as-you-go and plans that allow customers to reduce costs with pre-determined length of use.

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  • [1] new system for assessing the security of cloud services

    A system that enables the government to efficiently procure cloud services that meet certain security standards

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 132,000 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 (Code: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.0 trillion yen (US $36 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.

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Date: 06 March, 2020
City: Tokyo
Company: Fujitsu Limited