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Fujitsu Recognised as a Challenger in European Data Centre Outsourcing Services

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

September 16, 2011

Fujitsu has been recognised by the research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. in its annual report, “Gartner Magic Quadrant: European Data Centre Outsourcing & Utility Services(1)”, as a Challenger in Data Centre Service across Europe.

Fujitsu has challenged competitors through the deployment of cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) / Infrastructure Utility Services (IUS) as a key efficiency enabler alongside established efficiency improvements such as IT virtualisation and IT system management automation.

Fujitsu continues to challenge its competitors through investment of $1.2 billion in cloud technology and capability, including the establishment of a standard Global Cloud Platform delivering trusted server and storage functionality over a secure network from Fujitsu's data centres in the UK, across Europe and the rest of the World. The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering is used by business and government alongside Fujitsu’s bespoke managed services.

Gartner assessed Fujitsu as a Challenger in the Magic Quadrant based on its “Ability to Execute” and “Completion of Vision”.

David Steven, head of Global Infrastructure Offering Management at Fujitsu UK and Ireland, commented “We believe Fujitsu’s placement within the Gartner Magic Quadrant demonstrates that Fujitsu is a significant player in Data Centre Service, with a trusted capability and are pleased that our efforts to transform the efficiency of customer IT systems has been recognised in this way. We take on board Gartner’s positioning of Fujitsu as a Challenger, counting this as valuable insight in our continued evolution.”

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 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 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see: uk.fujitsu.com

About Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Graham Goulden

Phone: Phone: + 44 (0) 843 354 9568
E-mail: E-mail: graham.goulden@uk.fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu UK & Ireland

James De Vile

Phone: Phone: + 44 (0) 20 7861 2800
E-mail: E-mail: teamfujitsu@harvard.co.uk
Company:Harvard PR

Date: 16 September, 2011

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