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Fujitsu launches Hybrid Cloud Services for Microsoft Windows Azure customers

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

November 16, 2011

Fujitsu announced today Hybrid Cloud Services for Microsoft Windows Azure, an extension of its global cloud portfolio and its relationship with Microsoft. The offering enables government and enterprise customers to benefit from hybrid cloud solutions and in doing so achieve operating cost reductions of typically 30% or more. p>

Hybrid Cloud Services gives organisations choice when they embark on a cloud strategy, putting their workloads and data wherever it is most appropriate for them –in a public, private, or mixed environment. The solution helps companies address the challenges of interoperability, data security, governance and compliance when delivering across multiple platforms. Fujitsu delivers this through a comprehensive array of tooling; management and support services, and reference architectures to help customers manage their applications and data in the most effective and cost efficient way.

The new Hybrid Cloud Services launched by Fujitsu offers comprehensive services to address the significant market potential in industry and government sectors that require a broader range of cloud deployment options, including hybrid options, within their business and IT environments. “Our research shows public sector organizations in most countries are concerned about data security,” said Frank Gens, chief analyst, IDC. “Providing options to meet this concern could open up a much larger market for public cloud services and in our opinion is definitely a trend to watch.”

Hybrid Cloud Services from Fujitsu links Microsoft Windows Azure-based components to Windows Server-based components running either in a customer’s premises or a Fujitsu cloud platform. This component portability enables Fujitsu to run an enterprise or government application in Windows Azure using data generated in one or more customer locations and to hold that data securely in a location of the customer’s choice. Specifically, this addresses the need for government organizations to comply with national data regulations.

 Fujitsu is launching these cloud services in five countries – the UK, USA, Australia, Spain and Canada, with more to follow soon. ”Hybrid cloud services provide another important addition to the Fujitsu Cloud Portfolio and we are excited that we can now provide customers with a higher level of cost saving and flexibility from multiple cloud integration,” said David Leen, principal consultant, Fujitsu UK and Ireland. ”Hybrid Cloud Services builds on our extensive experience in delivering Windows Azure services including the world’s first independently managed Microsoft Windows Azure cloud environment delivered from the Fujitsu Global Cloud platform in Japan.”

  Doug Hauger, Windows Azure general manager, from Microsoft Corporation said: “These new cloud options from Fujitsu demonstrate the potential for offering public cloud services with value-added service techniques to deliver sophisticated cloud solutions that meet customers’ specific needs. The hybrid cloud model from Fujitsu, which uses the Microsoft Windows Azure platform, shows how our work together will address key customer needs such as integration with on-premise systems or specific security requirements.”

 

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

Graham Goulden

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

Iago John

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Date: 16 November, 2011

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