Fujitsu is providing the spark for innovation, since its MetaArc platform enables fast track application development. This creates new value through the digitalisation of existing enterprise IT services, achieving fast and effective integration in new hybrid IT environments. Greatly accelerated release cycles allow organisations to more rapidly test and bring new services to market, or fail fast and start over without losing too much momentum. Thanks to K5’s seamless open architecture and MetaArc’s ability to run and manage workloads on any chosen platform, new systems can run both within the public cloud and within customers’ own environments.
The integration of UForge technology – from recent Fujitsu acquisition UShareSoft – into the K5 System Factory Service helps enable automated migration and application deployment/release, and supports all market-leading cloud platforms, both on- and off-premise, not just Fujitsu cloud services. This functionality has enabled one K5 pilot customer, among the world’s largest telecommunications companies, to realise a 30-plus percent improvement in iterative releases, for a mission critical billing application.
By making the bold move away from proprietary stacks in favor of an open source-based architecture for K5, Fujitsu also delivers previously unattainable cost efficiencies and opens the door to lower Total Cost of Ownership. K5 means enterprises significantly reduce vendor lock-in, due to the underlying OpenStack architecture – which is backed by robust Service Level Agreements and service credits measured from the moment any issue arises, another feature which sets K5 apart from other cloud services.
Available in four delivery models – public cloud, virtual private hosted, dedicated and dedicated on-premise – K5 is the industry’s first single, agile cloud architecture to use the same approach for all versions. These are all underpinned with 99.99% availability, SLAs and the truly enterprise-grade support that is required to deliver mission critical systems from the cloud.
Fujitsu is already transforming its own internal IT estate, exploiting legacy services with new systems for a quick return on investment, as it migrates all of its 640 business systems and 13,000-plus servers to K5. At the same time, Fujitsu is giving back, through software know-how contributions to OpenStack that are centred on enterprise-class enhancements.
Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 is scheduled to be available worldwide. The K5 cloud platform can be delivered as a private cloud running either in on-premise data centres or hosted by Fujitsu, as well as public cloud with support for virtual private cloud. Already fully operational in Japan, Fujitsu will add the first dedicated European node in the UK in July, followed by Finland in October, Germany in November and Spain in early 2017. In 2017, the K5 global rollout will continue, with K5 running in new data centres in Singapore, Australia and the United States.1
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 156,000 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 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
Fujitsu employs over 14,000 people in the UK & Ireland, with total revenues exceeding £1.8 billion. Offering an integrated product and service portfolio, we deliver consulting, applications, technology products, systems integration and managed services, including cloud-based solutions, for customers across both public and private sectors, including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer IT. For more information, please see http://uk.fujitsu.com.
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Date: 01 June, 2016
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