The current shortage of data centres in London (see notes to editors 2) will be eased by Fujitsu’s new centre, helping customers to overcome their data centre capacity problems, saving them from the lengthy delays and local planning restrictions involved in building or extending their own facilities.
The new data centre will be used by companies and public bodies in the UK and continental Europe that want an efficient data centre with a low environmental impact, a topic that is of increasing importance to business and government organisations alike.
The Patja service covers workstation and helpdesk services, information security services and product procurement services.
"We firmly believe and trust in Patja to provide us with a solid IT infrastructure platform. IT infrastructure plays an essential part in our business operations and in implementing our business strategy", says CIO Ismo Platan of Ruukki.
Patja service start-up is implemented in Ruukki's and Fujitsu's joint project, which has already begun. The actual Patja service will be launched at the beginning of 2008.
"As the most elemental changes to our current services, our workstations will be standardised at a more detailed level and delivered to us as pre-installed. We aim at improving the stability of our workstation environment and ensuring faster and more reliable delivery times", Platan says.
Fujitsu's Product Services will be delivering annually some 2,000 new workstations, servers and printers to Ruukki. The hardware services cover the entire logistics chain including pre-installation.
In addition to Finland and the Nordic countries, Ruukki's operation is focused particularly on the eastern parts of Central Europe as well as Russia and Ukraine.
In the initial phase, the Helpdesk services will be provided in Finnish and English.
Additionally, Fujitsu will reduce the power consumption of the customer IT systems housed in the data centre through a modernisation programme. Consolidating the IT systems within the data centre, will achieve power consumption and cost savings of up to 50%, compared to current usage. When complete the modernisation programmes will save enough power for up to 4,000 homes each year and making considerable cost savings for business.
In total Fujitsu’s new data centre facility and IT modernisation programmes when complete will each year save enough electricity to power up to 6,000 homes, equivalent to 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide and significantly reduce the cost of IT for business.
Rautaruukki supplies metal-based components, systems and integrated systems to the construction and mechanical engineering industries. The company has a wide selection of metal products and services. Rautaruukki has operations in 23 countries and employs 14,500 people. Net sales in 2006 totalled EUR 3.7 billion. The company's share is quoted on the OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki (Rautaruukki Oyj: RTRKS). The Corporation has used the marketing name Ruukki since 2004. Visit www.ruukki.com for more information.
Fujitsu Services Oy is the leading ICT services supplier in Finland. With its cutting edge ICT service models Patja and Sohva, the company facilitates the day-to-day operations of its customers in Finland and abroad by assuming the overall responsibility for the support services, operation and development of the customers' IT infrastructure and operational applications. Fujitsu's other areas of expertise include mobile work services, electronic services as well as Microsoft, SAP and EMC Documentum based solutions.The Finland based ICT services company Fujitsu's net sales for the financial year that ended in March 2009 amounted to 395 million euros. The company employs nearly 2,700 people in Finland and the Baltic countries. Fujitsu Finland is part of the global Fujitsu Group, one of the largest ICT services providers on a global scale. Our specialist network comprises 175,000 employees in 70 countries. Patja and Sohva are registered trademarks of Fujitsu Services Oy. Read more at: fi.fujitsu.com, www.net-lehti.com.
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Date: 28 August, 2007