Fujitsu releases Protected Cloud, a SaaS offering, for Australian government agencies in partnership with Vault Systems
- Fujitsu Protected Cloud SaaS solution aimed at government agencies to enable digital transformation in a trusted and secure cloud technology environment
- Fujitsu’s Protected Cloud is a secure Software-as-a-Service offering that includes Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Government Desktop-as-a-Service (GovDaaS)
- First time virtual desktop infrastructure is being delivered on an Australian-certified protected cloud in a ‘truly elastic’ as a service model
- Fujitsu delivers Fujitsu Protected Cloud using Vault Systems
The Fujitsu Protected Cloud portfolio, built on Vault Systems Australian Signals Directorate (ASD1
) certified protected IaaS, meets the (~820) controls of the ASD’s Information Security Manual. The service portfolio will be delivered from a government-only protected cloud environment and will offer enterprise productivity, a high degree of data security, governance and business functionality. Fujitsu will fully manage the platform in accordance with the relevant controls, Software as a Service (SaaS) capability, service desk and support for government customers.
Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand said, “With government agencies aggressively adopting cloud-first strategies, security has been a key concern. The Fujitsu Protected Cloud solution addresses those security concerns and delivers increased workforce adaptability and mobility.
“Digital transformation investments to date have been focused on customer-facing initiatives. Meanwhile, employee-facing systems are ripe for transformation. Fujitsu’s Protected Cloud initiative offers a way to meet sophisticated operational demands while future-proofing government infrastructure against ever-evolving business needs and technology offerings.”
Rupert Taylor-Price, Founder and CEO, Vault Systems, said, “Vault is delighted to partner with Fujitsu to accelerate the pace of digital transformation within government agencies. We believe that, as technology continues to evolve, employees need tools to enable them to perform their jobs more efficiently and effectively. With Vault’s ASD-certified cloud we can guarantee that the Australian government’s data stays protected on a sovereign cloud under Australian jurisdiction.”
Fujitsu Protected IaaS is a community cloud service that is purpose built for government and lets technology teams deliver better, more responsive services that scale in line with the changing operational environment and its requirements. It delivers rapid access to server, storage, and network capacity as a service, offering all the cost and scalability benefits of the public cloud, but with enterprise-grade performance, reliability, and security as standard.
Fujitsu Protected BaaS provides a managed cloud-based backup and recovery service offering highly flexible, efficient, and secure backup and recovery, available on demand. It lets users store and optimise backup data, rapidly and effectively recover data, monitor and manage backups.
Fujitsu Protected Government Desktop-as-a-Service (GovDaas) will centralise and secure any government desktop environment into the cloud. This is the first time virtual desktop infrastructure is being delivered on an Australian-certified protected cloud in a truly elastic as-a-service model. Fujitsu GovDaaS delivers a superior workplace mobility experience that empowers employees to work when and where they want – in addition to the increased efficiencies, cash flow and agility benefits of cloud computing.
1The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is an intelligence agency in the Australian Government Department of Defence, with its headquarters in Canberra.
1. About Vault Systems
Vault delivers ASD-certified Government Cloud to Australian federal, state, and local government agencies and their partners. Unlike proprietary cloud platforms, where application of Australian Government security standards were managed as an afterthought, Vault’s Government cloud platform was purpose built with the sole intention of managing sensitive Australian data at the highest levels of security. Vault’s cloud platform natively embeds security controls to meet the requirements of government, while providing extensive scalability, flexibility and remaining cost effective. Australian owned and operated, Vault was one of the first providers to receive Protected certification from the Australian Signals Directorate.
Vault is a trusted cloud provider within government and is working closely with major government departments, including the Digital Transformation Agency, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Employment, the Department of Health, the Department of Social Services and Department of Defence. Vault’s services are delivered through partners including Fujitsu, Agile Digital, Leidos, RXP, Accenture, ASG among others.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 140,000 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 4.1 trillion yen (US $39 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand
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: 04 June, 2018