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Fujitsu to Provide Hyperscale, Software-defined Storage in Collaboration with Red Hat

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Dublin, September 16, 2014

Fujitsu announces a collaboration with Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, to deliver a hyperscale, software-defined storage appliance for service providers and IT organizations that provides online data access in the multi-petabyte range. By integrating Red Hat’s Inktank Ceph Enterprise storage software with Fujitsu server and storage technology into a multi-node appliance, Fujitsu will make software-defined storage based on Ceph enterprise-ready by delivering end-to-end maintenance and professional services for the complete appliance.

Red Hat’s Inktank Ceph Enterprise delivers world class object and block storage software to enterprises deploying public or private clouds, including many early adopters of OpenStack. Specifically, the new hyperscale, software-defined storage system will address the storage needs of cost-sensitive service and cloud providers, research and public sector organizations responsible for maintaining large online archives, as well as media streaming and broadcasting companies. Financial institutions that require ad hoc access to historical data also will benefit from this new technology.

Fujitsu is focusing on Red Hat’s Inktank Ceph software-defined storage technology to address these industry challenges and enable the deployment of extremely-scalable, highly-performing and fault-tolerant storage environments. Furthermore, the new Fujitsu storage appliance will enable Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) to dramatically decrease total costs of ownership for storage.

David Delaney, Innovation Director, Fujitsu Ireland
“We are delighted by Fujitsu’s collaboration with Red Hat and are excited by the opportunities it presents for the Irish market. Secure and efficient data storage is a major concern for large multinational companies, particularly as the amount of information produced continues to grow as global user databases expand.

We look forward to working with the many multinationals that have chosen to have a global or regional headquarters in Ireland. The new storage appliance will enable us to better serve our larger customers in providing scalable and cost effective storage solutions to suit their business. This new appliance enables secure reliable access to the economies of Ceph and software defined storage built on the strength of Fujitsu’s platform.”

Availability

The new appliance will be unveiled in Fall 2014, and live demonstrations will be given at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the Powering the Cloud Event in Frankfurt, the Fujitsu Forum in Munich and the OpenStack Summit in Paris.

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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 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 (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu Ireland Ltd

Fujitsu is the world’s third-largest IT solutions provider and among the top five IT solutions provider in Ireland. Employing 350 staff in Ireland, Fujitsu defines, designs, builds and operates innovative IT solutions, products and services, helping our customers to realise the benefits of the connected economy. In Ireland we offer a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services. We concentrate on our core strengths, delivering customer focused IT applications, infrastructure development and management and outsourcing across end user, networking and data centre environments. These are supported by a full range of related services, from management and technology consulting, through to integration and deployment.

We work with our customers to identify potential opportunities for technological change such as virtualisation in their industry. We then develop and deliver on an action plan to capitalise on these to their commercial advantage. Led by CEO, Regina Moran, the company attributes its success to its Japanese heritage of Lean computing and a methodology based on the concept of continuous service improvement combined with a focus on good technology.

Fujitsu’s existing customer base includes some of the leading organisations in the public and private sectors in Ireland including Fujitsu’s existing customer base includes the leading organisations in the public and private sector in Ireland, including Telefónica Ireland Ltd, Irish Courts Service, Office of the Revenue Commissioners, Office of the Houses of the Oireachtas, Department of Transport, SSE Renewables Holdings Ltd, Dublin City Council, Bord Gais - Networks (and Irish Water), TEAGASC, Electricity Supply Board, Susquehanna, Topaz Energy Limited, Road Safety Authority, IADT, Department of Defence (including Defence Forces Ireland), Doosan Trading Ltd, Dalkia, Department of Social Protection, University College Dublin, Ordnance Survey Ireland, New Ireland Assurance Plc, Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment, Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Irish Blood Transfusion Service, KBC Bank Ireland Plc, Bord na Mona.

Oisin O’Callaghan

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Date: 16 September, 2014
City: Dublin
Company: Fujitsu Ireland