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Fujitsu Improves Platform Choice and Simplifies Cloud Provisioning through Megaport Alliance

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  • Fujitsu signs global reseller agreement with Megaport, improving Fujitsu’s capability to provide its customers with a choice of cloud platforms
  • Megaport point of presence will be installed in the Fujitsu Perth and North Ryde, Sydney data centres
  • The agreement positions Fujitsu as the first provider to resell Megaport services in Western Australia
Sydney, May 31, 2016 – Fujitsu has signed a global reseller agreement with leading Elastic Interconnection provider Megaport, allowing the company to provide its customers with access to a comprehensive range of cloud platforms via an ‘on-demand’ provisioning model. The agreement kicks off with the installation of a Megaport point of presence in the Fujitsu Malaga (Perth), and North Ryde (Sydney) data centres.
Consistent with Fujitsu’s Hybrid IT strategy, the alliance allows Fujitsu to offer its customers fast and efficient ways of provisioning connections to cloud services, including Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. The agreement positions Fujitsu as the first provider to resell Megaport services in Western Australia.
The Megaport Fabric also enables customers to directly connect with Fujitsu’s leading managed services across a globally distributed platform. Customers can utilise the Megaport portal or API to order direct, elastic connectivity, thereby expanding the reach of Fujitsu’s managed services to additional customer segments and service markets.
The new service offering will greatly reduce the time and complexity of provisioning cloud services, allowing customers wider coverage speed to market while reducing costs and enabling real-time provisioning across one platform.
Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand said: “We are continually looking to add value to our customers by maximising the performance, reliability, security and sustainability of our data offering. This partnership is the next step in our vision to meet the challenges of digital transformation and support our customers’ needs in an increasingly hyperconnected world.”
The Megaport partnership is also aligned with Fujitsu’s Data Centre Roadmap, which was announced in 2015 and outlines ongoing investment in the company’s data centre capability to keep abreast of evolving customer needs. The announcement of the additional functionality follows a number of enhancements recently highlighted including the planned Tier IV certification of the Fujitsu Malaga data centre and a significant power upgrade to its Western Sydney data centre.
Denver Maddux, CEO of Megaport, said: “We are truly excited to have a trusted global data leader like Fujitsu joining the Megaport ecosystem. Our alliance enables us to address the need for scalable cloud services in Western Australia with real-time speed and greater optionality. Having Fujitsu’s managed services available across the Megaport Fabric provides great value to our global customers as they execute on their Hybrid IT strategies.”
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Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com/au.

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Date: 31 May, 2016
City: Sydney