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Fujitsu Delivers ‘Bring Your Own Cloud’ for Enterprises – Safely and Simply

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

November 05, 2013
  • Fujitsu introduces FUJITSU Cloud Integration Platform to provide CIOs with a comprehensive platform enabling the successful adoption and management of cloud within their enterprise 
  • Allows IT teams to act as a cloud enabler for their business, delivering highly responsive ICT outcomes 
  • New services monitor and manage cloud (and non-cloud) solutions in a simple, integrated and secure way, deployed on or off-premise, either self-managed or as a managed service

Fujitsu today at Fujitsu Forum 2013 introduces the next generation of ‘market-making’ cloud platform service, enabling Chief Information Officers (CIOs) to harness the broad potential of cloud with the complete business agility and innovation that cloud delivers. The FUJITSU Cloud Integration Platform – for which pre-release testing is now available for early adopter clients – delivers everything required to integrate, aggregate and manage all cloud services and traditional ICT from a ‘single pane of glass’ to ensure all data is protected, identity is assured and services are governed.

Business leaders continue to enthusiastically adopt cloud services that deliver competitive advantage. The challenge for CIOs is how to manage and ensure appropriate governance and control across an increasingly diverse portfolio of cloud services without adding management overhead or being seen as blocking progress. Over the next three years, Fujitsu predicts organisations will introduce more than 30 cloud services from multiple providers into their existing ICT landscape. CIOs need tools to manage this growing complexity.

Based on its ICT heritage and international presence, Fujitsu recognises that cloud is intrinsically complex – one size does not fit all – and so it offers business leaders and CIOs the choice and integration services that they are requesting. The company’s approach combines the FUJITSU Cloud Integration Platform with consulting expertise and managed services to enable organisations to choose the right cloud options for them. Enterprises around the world put their trust in Fujitsu as an expert partner, capable of helping them to integrate multiple cloud environments with their traditional systems to deliver seamless service for their customers and users.

Now with the FUJITSU Cloud Integration Platform, CIOs can become cloud enablers. They can offer their businesses a choice of cloud services to adopt a ‘Bring Your Own Cloud’ approach, alongside in-house, non-cloud systems. All can now uniquely be integrated, aggregated and managed with consistent tools that deliver access control, provisioning, system monitoring, end-to-end service management and data protection: all through a single portal experience.

Vernon Turner, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure, Consumer, Network, Telecom and Sustainability Research, IDC
“The ‘candy store‘ of irresistible cloud services continues to grow in range and complexity – enticing customers from all corners of the enterprise to ‘have cloud their way.’ IDC forecasts that public IT cloud services spending will grow at five times the rate of the IT industry as a whole1, so the next big challenge for CIOs is how to simplify the way they combine and manage these services, particularly when they are delivered by multiple providers. Fujitsu’s Cloud Integration Platform is leading the way to help provide organisations with the basis of seamless application, data and management environments across their in-house ICT.”

In contrast to other limited alternatives currently available, this platform can span traditional systems, private cloud, or public cloud; whether they are delivering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Software as a Service (SaaS). Clients additionally have the option of deploying the platform on- or off-premise and managing the platform themselves, or having it delivered as a managed service.

To achieve this, the FUJITSU Cloud Integration Platform includes:

  • Provisioning – simplifies and centralises the provisioning of cloud resources: infrastructure, platforms and software. Private and Public Cloud resources, both Fujitsu and third-party
  • Integration – rapid deployment of integrated solutions; integrating processes, services, data and systems. Integrating public cloud software services with on-premise enterprise systems and with new cloud-based systems to deliver support for new or improved business processes or customer interactions. 
  • Service Management – end-to-end service management of integrated solutions. Monitoring and managing solutions utilising a range of on-premise and cloud resources. 
  • Access Control – providing unified control to manage who has access to ICT systems wherever they are located, including biometric mobile authentication services.
  • Data Management – providing data management for cloud and non-cloud solutions, protecting all information regardless of location or provider.

The company is now delivering against its FUJITSU Cloud Initiative global strategy, launched in the summer of 2013. Today’s introduction of FUJITSU Cloud Integration Platform provides a market-making platform as part of the broadest roadmap in the industry of all the elements businesses need to integrate and manage cloud systems, processes and data with their existing and future environments.

Cameron McNaught, EVP, Solutions, International Business, Fujitsu
“It is so rewarding to be able today to provide our customers with the FUJITSU Cloud Integration Platform – the wait is over! It is clear from regular discussions with our customers they not only want, but need, a ‘single pane of glass’ to integrate, aggregate and manage their growing portfolio of cloud services, regardless of whether they are deployed by an IT department, or sourced from the Cloud and procured by their Business units. FUJITSU Cloud Integration Platform not only delivers on this growing requirement, but provides a platform for the future. It will allow CIOs and their teams to become cloud enablers, supporting the adoption of cloud services and managing them in a simple, consistent and compliant way.”

Pricing and availability

Prices for the Platform will be released at a later date. Fujitsu is welcoming limited early adoptor customers. Applications and request for information should be made through a Fujitsu Direct Sales contact.

Notes

  1. IDC Market Analysis: Worldwide and Regional Public IT Cloud Services 2013–2017 Forecast, August 2013, Frank Gens et al.

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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 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 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Fujitsu UK & Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing over 10,100 people with an annual revenue of £1.6 billion. Additionally, Fujitsu’s other operations in the UK bring its total employee numbers to over 14,000 and its total revenues to £1.8 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: http://uk.fujitsu.com

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Date: 05 November, 2013

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