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Fujitsu and EZLegacy Collaborate to Extend VME Cloud Capability

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

July 08, 2011

Fujitsu and EZLegacy have agreed to work together to widen the capabilities of EZSource (a suite of tools for application portfolio management, analysis and metric based reporting) to include support for VME (Virtual Machine Environment) applications in order to ensure that VME has cloud capability. These will specifically be for VME COBOL, Application Master and SCL source code. It will provide the same high levels of applications analysis, measurement and management capabilities available within the existing EZSource product suite and provide significant reductions in development cycles.

Increasingly, Fujitsu is putting infrastructure and service management for VME applications in the cloud. This has the effect of modernising these processes and helping to ease the management and ongoing running of VME applications. This collaboration with EZLegacy is a key component in extending the long-term viability and agility of VME applications.

Fujitsu provides a full range of essential VME support and maintenance services to customers in both private and public sector this includes a VME Applications as-a-Service cloud-based solution.

In addition to detailed VME-based applications analysis, EZSource will also provide the ability to understand and analyse cross-platform transactions – for example, where an existing VME application is integrated with distributed or SAP-based solutions. As most clients have a mixed applications environment, the solution will provide a single platform to provide analysis and management capabilities across their entire applications portfolio.

George Allt, head of Fujitsu’s VME Centre of Excellence commented, “We have made a commitment to our VME customers to support their applications for the long term and to provide a choice for the future through innovative enhancement, integration and modernisation capabilities. We believe that partnering with EZLegacy, as a best of breed solution in applications analysis, will help us provide significant value for our VME customers as part of the VME Applications as-a-Service cloud-based solution”.

Simon Jennings, VP Sales EZLegacy commented “we are excited that these new capabilities will help extend the life and business value of VME-based applications, and help organisations understand and manage their overall applications portfolio. We look forward to working with Fujitsu to provide the benefits of EZSource to a new set of customers”.

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 VME Applications as a Service

VME Applications as a Service (VAaaS) was announced at the VME Customer Event in November 2010 as a response to customer requirements. VAaaS is a managed service in which VME Applications are run in an environment that can be supported for the long term. Business-driven change is enabled by a portfolio of modernisation capabilities which improve agility and integration with the enterprise environment, while at the same reducing cost and risk. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com/uk/vmesolutions

About EZLegacy

Established in 2003 EZLegacy is a market leader of the Enterprise Applications Mapping & Management market with offices in the United Kingdom, US, Germany, Romania, Israel and Australia. EZLegacy has more than 50 clients worldwide, including ING Life, Thomson Reuters, BearingPoint, Maybank, Telecom Italia, Standard Bank and more. EZLegacy's partners include SAP, CA, CSC and HP.The EZSource suite of tools dramatically reduces an enterprise's applications management costs by improving application development and maintenance speed. Resulting improvements in documentation and quality of applications code also substantially reduces the risks associated with managing a complex application portfolio. EZSource does this by automating application understanding, analysis and technical documentation for use by all applications delivery roles from project and portfolio managers through to developers and testers. By synchronising with source configuration management systems, it builds a full inventory of your application components, transaction detail and interdependency mapping. By visualising the internal code structures, impact analysis and relationships, EZSource is an indispensable tool for support activities as well as an invaluable aid to undertaking enhancements and modifications. EZ Source also provides modules to automate the production of application metrics for software quality, complexity and other measures to improve management understanding and delivery control. EZSource operates across mainframe, iSeries, SAP and distributed environments. For more information, please see: www.ezlegacy.com

Stephen Smith

Phone: Phone: + 44 (0) 20 7861 2835
E-mail: E-mail: teamfujitsu@harvard.co.uk
Company:Harvard PR

Graham Goulden

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

Date: 08 July, 2011

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