Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Fujitsu Launches Cloud Initiative in Japan

Fujitsu announced a full suite of private, public and hybrid cloud services at this week's Tokyo International Forum. 

The FUJITSU Cloud Initiative includes 10 new services (two IaaS, four PaaS, and four cloud-integration services) and two upgraded services (one PaaS and one security service). The company's cloud integration organization has also been expanded to 100 Cloud Specialists and 2,000 Cloud Integrators. 

Some highlights:

1. IaaS (two types)

  1. FUJITSU Cloud IaaS Trusted Public S5 Dedicated; dedicated public cloud (New)
    This is a public cloud service encompassing physical servers, storage, and network dedicated to an individual customer. 
  2. FUJITSU Cloud IaaS Private Hosted; private cloud customized to corporate needs (New)
    This is a private cloud service, run out of Fujitsu's own datacenters, that is customized to each customer's requirements for operational standards, security policies, and service levels. 

2. PaaS (five types)

  1. FUJITSU Cloud PaaS RunMyProcess
    This service provides functionality that lets customers freely mix-and-match services and data in the cloud and on their own premises, to create new types of business systems. This includes the creation of processes (workflows) and web interfaces, along with an extensive range of connectors (approx. 1,800 types) to integrate with the public cloud.
  2. FUJITSU Cloud PaaS Cloud Service Enabler; standard platform for SaaS development (New; available from June 2013)
    This provides a platform with standard functions needed to build and operate a customer's SaaS, such as marketplace, ID management and authentication, and subscriptions and fees. This service lets companies focus on developing and operating the applications and packages that are at the core of their business, increasing their productivity and dramatically speeding up the process of launching a SaaS by as much as a factor of six (from approximately one year to approximately two months, according to Fujitsu research).
  3. Platform Service for Social-Network Tie-Ins (New) (Available from Q3 2013)
    Solving social problems and creating innovative solutions requires a social cloud. This is a platform service for implementing data-sharing and alliances between multiple players and applications.
  4. Mobile-Access Platform Service (New) (Available from Q3 2013)
    This service provides a complete suite of functions needed for offering cloud services on mobile devices (ID management and authentication, portals, secure app distribution and execution).
  5. FUJITSU Cloud PaaS Data Utilization Platform Services; Big data platform (Upgraded)
    This is a cloud service for leveraging big data by accumulating and analyzing unstructured or large volumes of data. This can convert huge volumes of unstructured data to useful business intelligence in real time, so that companies can act on that data to create new value.

3. FUJITSU Cloud Integration Services (four types)

  1. Cloud Deployment Assessment Service (New)
    With this service, Fujitsu takes into account the customer's cloud requirements, generates an optimized deployment plan, assists with pre-deployment testing, and performs Fit & Gap analysis to quote the best cloud service for the customer.
  2. Cloud Deployment Service (New)
    Fujitsu designs and assembles infrastructure, installs middleware, and assists in running performance tests and security tests when deploying a cloud. A wide range of additional services are planned relating to ongoing cloud operations.
  3. Cloud Operations Management Service (New)
    With this service, Fujitsu manages and monitors the state of operations in the customer's cloud environment, performs troubleshooting, and conducts periodic operational and security assessments.
  4. Multi-cloud Environment Integrated Operations Service (New) (Available from Q2 2013)
    This service provides a broad range of ICT resource-monitoring and ITIL-compliant operational tools. It enables flexible multi-cloud operations management, with coverage for both public clouds and private clouds.

4. Security Service (one type)

  1. FUJITSU Security Solution Cloud Security Consulting (Upgraded)
    This is a consulting service in which Fujitsu's ICT security experts offer assistance in meeting FISC security standards and PCIDSS compliance, and can suggest measures to counter cyber-attacks and other advanced threats.

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