Showing posts with label Fujitsu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fujitsu. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

West deploys Fujitsu's 1FINITY and Virtuora for DCI

West Corporation, a global provider of communication and network infrastructure services headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, has deployed Fujitsu Network Communications' 1FINITY and Virtuora platforms in a live 200G data center interconnect (DCI) network.

West chose to deploy enhanced optical transport on top of their existing network to interconnect data centers in four key metro areas: Atlanta, Dallas, Denver and Phoenix. In 2018, West provisioned high-performance 1FINITY T310 Transport blades in a 200 Gbps alien wavelength configuration, introducing greater capacity, speed, efficiency and resiliency to their existing optical network platform. West also deployed the Virtuora Network Control Solution to simplify operations for their entire network, facilitating scalability and agility to meet real-time capacity demands with an open, programmable platform.

“The disaggregated, blade-based 1FINITY transport solution is an ideal upgrade for West’s DCI network, delivering the speed and performance their clients have come to expect,” said Annie Bogue, head of sales and marketing, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “By pairing the 1FINITY T310 blades with our open-source, adaptable Virtuora management system, West can easily scale capacity when and where it’s needed, vastly improving the overall efficiency of their network.”

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Burns & McDonnell installs Fujitsu 1FINITY

Burns & McDonnell has installed the Fujitsu 1FINITY optical networking platform from Fujitsu Network Communications at its Integration and Automation Lab in Kansas City to demonstrated 100G transmission.

The modular design of the 1FINITY platform allows utilities to use a pay-as-you-grow approach to build nodes as needed on their distribution systems.

The Burns & McDonnell Integration and Automation Lab serves as a technology testing and demonstration center available to utilities and other clients free of charge. Utilities can use this lab to develop use cases and projected returns on investments for new power grid technologies to be incorporated in a wide array of power delivery systems.

"Utilities are faced with an onslaught of data from sensors and other devices that are necessary to manage power delivery systems today," says Matt Olson, director of the Network Integration and Automation Group at Burns & McDonnell. "This is requiring utilities to overhaul their core communications infrastructure. The equipment we have available in our lab will enable our clients to test different communications and other equipment under a variety of usage scenarios before they make large capital investment decisions."

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Fujitsu expands its Smart xHaul for 5G transport

Fujitsu Network Communications is expanding its Smart xHaul transport solution for 5G transport networks in collaboration with HFR Networks and Volta Networks.

The solution enables 5G transport networks to leverage legacy 4G Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN) fiber transport and cell sites using an open, disaggregated, pay-as-you-go architecture.

“Expansion of the Smart xHaul transport solution in partnership with a broad ecosystem is yet another demonstration of Fujitsu’s commitment to advancing open 5G architecture. Fujitsu is a member of several industry organizations working to develop open networks, including active participation in the O-RAN Alliance,” said Paul Havala, head of the optical business unit for Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “Our disaggregated architecture solutions offer a more flexible approach to network evolution for greater performance and cost efficiency with minimal risk when aggregating and transporting 5G services.”

The Fujitsu Smart xHaul solution consists of several key elements:

Intelligent Fronthaul -- now includes new intelligent fronthaul platforms for centralized and cloud-based RAN architectures leveraging next-generation Packet RAN access technology by HFR Networks. The M6424 Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) aggregation and transport switch series supports interfaces for CPRI, eCPRI and Ethernet services. This temperature-hardened, one rack unit solution supports 24x multi-rate client ports at up to 25G operation for 4G, 5G and Ethernet service coexistence, along with 4x 100GbE network ports offering multiple topologies. With high-precision timing, TSN offers synchronization to the cell site remote radio, while maintaining low latency variation for aggregated 4G and 5G traffic by preempting Ethernet and Internet services. In addition, the M6424-R O-RAN compliant Fronthaul Gateway platform includes a PHY-LOW networking interface that significantly improves bandwidth efficiency and enables multi-vendor interoperability between legacy and new base station equipment.  With this solution, a 5G overlay is not needed on existing 4G transport networks, helping to reduce total costs and speed time to market of lucrative new 5G services.

Disaggregated Cloud Control Plane -- a cloud-based control plane architecture provided by Volta Networks is integral to the new Smart xHaul solution. The virtual routing engine in the cloud combined with agent software on the 1FINITY S100 Switch platform, enables service providers to realize full routing capabilities optimized to their specific application without the limitations and excessive cost structures of legacy, monolithic routers and transport elements. Disaggregating the control and user planes allow scale out via linear resource scaling versus scaling up to a limit with integrated control and user planes. As a result, the solution provides pay-as-you-go efficient scaling to address initial migration from 4G to 5G, as well as diverse 5G multiservice operation using network slicing, for greater intelligence, scalability and cost-efficiency without network overlays.

Network Slicing -- Fujitsu enables network slicing operation via its 1FINITY S100 transport switches for midhaul and backhaul transport, providing enhanced network slicing and cloud control segment routing to reduce operational complexity, increase scalability and deliver better infrastructure utilization versus traditional routers.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Fujitsu delivers 600G single wavelengths with 1FINITY T600

Fujitsu Network Communications announced commercial availability of the 1FINITY T600 blade, a next-generation optical transponder capable of 600 Gbps single wavelength optical transmission in data center interconnect (DCI) and 5G transport networks.

The 1FINITY T600 blade leverages high-performance coherent DSP1 technology for optimized reach, performance and power consumption.

The T600 delivers 600 Gbps single-wavelength transmission using 64QAM modulation at 75 GHz channel spacing. For campus, metro and long-haul DCI networks, the flexible T600 provides programmable modes from 200 to 600 Gbps, as well as improved optical performance and extended reach across all configurations supported by innovative modulation format and various FEC and baud rates. This new transponder also enables the highest spectral efficiency in the industry, achieving up to 76.8 Tbps per single fiber by extending C-band transmission to the adjacent L-band, with comparable performance.

Fujitsu also notes that the core system software of the 1FINITY T600 offers open management interfaces and tools to allow for the highest levels of automation. Standard interfaces are complemented by newer M2M interfaces such as RESTful APIs, NETCONF and gNMI (gRPC Network Management Interface). To embrace various open industry initiatives the T600 supports YANG models from OpenConfig, Open ROADM and IETF. Operational automation of the T600 is further extended by supporting zero-touch provisioning (ZTP), streaming telemetry and LLDP snooping.

“Disaggregated WDM systems such as Fujitsu’s 1FINITY transport product address a fast-growing market need for a stackable form factor that balances capacity and reach within an open environment,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President, Optical Transport Market Research, Dell’Oro Group. “As such, we forecast demand for Disaggregated Transponder Units will grow at a five-year compounded annual growth rate of 27 percent, driven largely by data center interconnect and the migration to higher wavelength speeds.”

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Shaw optimizes fiber backbone with Fujitsu

Shaw Communications has optimized its fiber-optic network with the Fujitsu Network Communications' 1FINITY platform and Virtuora software.

The Fujitsu 1FINITY T310 Transport and 1FINITY L100 Lambda series blades combined with the Virtuora Network Control Solution provided Shaw with a modular, programmable, optical networking solution to enhance network utilization, capacity and performance, and were well suited to help Shaw achieve its connectivity goals. The Virtuora solution offers software-defined network control capability, network planning and design, network management, as well as service fulfillment and assurance functions.

“Everything we do is driven by our customers, and we are committed to enhancing our network with new technologies to meet their growing need for connectivity,” said Damian Poltz, Vice President, Technology, Strategy & Network, Shaw Communications. “Fujitsu has helped make our network more agile and scalable, especially in urban areas — which will allow us to continue delivering a seamless connectivity experience.”

"Combining our technology with Shaw’s infrastructure has allowed us to enable a virtualized, programmable network with automated applications and faster service provisioning,” said Paul Fagan, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “Fujitsu’s integrated 1FINITY and Virtuora platforms allows operators to meet their customers’ needs today and well into the future, in a cost-efficient way."

Monday, February 4, 2019

Fujitsu intros 5G fronthaul transport transponder

Fujitsu Network Communications, in partnership with HFR, introduced a new Smart xHaul plug-in transponder card that enables service providers to leverage their existing 4G network to support 5G services.

Fujitsu said its Smart xHaul solution enables optical transport for the most demanding Xhaul needs. The solution comprises Fujitsu services, software and disaggregated hardware, including the HFR flexiHaul platform. Existing flexiHaul 8000 series platforms offer modular scaling options for the new ROE3J transponder card, providing multiple 5G channels over a single fiber core. This new transport solution is fully backward compatible with 4G Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN) platforms and serves as a significant early enabler for architectures that are critical to 5G success.

Two North American Tier One operators are planning to deploy this new transport solution in their live 5G commercial networks having successfully completed 5G radio interoperability testing.

“Fujitsu offers a broad portfolio of industry-leading 4G and 5G transport options, including the versatile and scalable Smart xHaul solution, which is installed in live 5G networks today,” said Paul Havala, vice president of global planning and photonics, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “We have worked closely with HFR to provide a cost-effective, fast track to 5G as an easy upgrade to the Fujitsu Smart xHaul solution, offering robust transport that supports the low latency, high capacity and scalability requirements of tomorrow’s 5G networks, today.”

http://www.fujitsu.com/us/about/resources/news/press-releases/2019/fnc-20190204.html

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Fujitsu Expands IoT platform for utilities with ClearWorld and GreenStar

Fujitsu Network Communications has expanded its Internet of Things (IoT) technology platform for smart utility applications by adding ClearWorld and GreenStar as ecosystem partners.

Fujitsu is empowering utilities and communities with utility solutions including GreenStar world-class LED-based luminaires and ClearWorld solar energy systems in a complete IoT platform.

“Digital transformation, renewable energy and carbon reduction offer both challenges and opportunities for tomorrow’s energy sector. Fujitsu and our partners deliver the expertise, support and efficiencies to enable utilities to be at the forefront of these trends for maximum advantage,” said Robert Worden, North America practice leader, Smart Cities/IoT at Fujitsu Network Communications. “Utilities and other network operators rely on Fujitsu as their full-service integration partner to understand their needs and co-create a complete, cost-effective solution that makes every step the right step, from beginning to end, and beyond.”

“We have the ability to provide the foundation for every smart city with resilient and renewable solar power and battery storage, mounted on existing or new light poles,” said Larry Tittle, founder and chief executive officer at ClearWorld. “Our off-grid application can save up to 70 percent in energy costs, offering long-distance back-up power for critical infrastructure and municipalities.”

“We are proud to be an American manufacturer of high-quality LED luminaires,” said James McVey, director of sales and marketing at GreenStar. “With over one million luminaires installed around the globe, GreenStar has become a brand that is recognized for its quality and durability.”

Monday, January 28, 2019

Fujitsu to supply BridgeWave wireless backhaul systems

Fujitsu Network Communications agreed to supply and support BridgeWave Communications' wireless backhaul systems as part of Fujitsu’s end-to-end transport solutions portfolio. The

BridgeWave Navigator microwave system (6GHz – 42GHz) and the Flex4G-10000 true fiber capacity millimeter wave system (80GHz) optimize backhaul networks for the highest capacity and range, while minimizing capital investments and reducing operational costs.

Fujitsu now includes BridgeWave wireless backhaul systems as part of its multivendor turnkey solutions offered to service providers and large enterprise customers for building and transforming their networks. The Fujitsu transport solutions portfolio consists of hardware and software as well as a full suite of network services, including design, build, systems integration, operations and maintenance. The BridgeWave Navigator microwave system and the Flex4G-10000 true fiber are also being offered through the Fujitsu Network Modernization (NetMod) program to replace legacy equipment with new technology.

“By combining Fujitsu’s complete wireless turnkey services with BridgeWave’s high-capacity, high-performance backhaul systems, we can quickly upgrade and expand our customers’ backhaul networks to efficiently handle the surge of traffic from small cell densification, 5G and CBRS LTE,” says Greg Manganello, head of wireless and services solutions at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “As a multivendor network integrator, we deliver a portfolio of best in breed wireless solutions that produce the superior outcomes our customers demand.”

“Network operators are being challenged more than ever before to reduce costs while ensuring their networks can withstand never-before-seen demands for instant Internet access and the highest data capacity,” said Sanjay Nagpal, senior vice president, global sales and marketing, REMEC Broadband Wireless Networks, BridgeWave Communications, and Sage SatCom. “

http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

MEF18 PoC - AT&T on Intent-Based Networks & Services



MEF18 Proof of Concept, 29 - 31 Oct - Transformation in Action: Harmonizing Delivery of Intent-Based Networks & Services. 

PoC Participants: AT&T, Amdocs, Fujitsu Network Communications, and Iometrix.

Speaker: Raluca Sirbu, Director, Network Infrastructure & Services, AT&T

This PoC focuses on building a transformational ecoystem that will:
- Automate services with zero-touch delivery and activation across multiple domains.
- Enrich the customer experience.
- Empower customers by defining policies for their assets and using natural language to set intent.
- Develop an assistant to manage customer personas and related interactions.
- Create a responsive network that is able to self-adjust and heal to meet customer and application driven requirements.
- Provide a homogenous experience across heterogenous networks, blending technologies by creating software-centric network services across multiple domains.

The open framework for transformation includes intent, smart devices, an intent engine, orchestration, and an SDN-enabled network.

The PoC incorporates MEF work on LSO Cantata, LSO Interlude, LSO Legato, LSO Presto, and LSO Adagio interfaces, the draft SD-WAN services standard, and numerous MEF specifications.  The PoC also incorporates ONAP, AT&T's DANOS (disaggregated operating system, which will become open source shortly), and Fujitsu's Warrior open source automation framework for development and deployment of microservices.

Save the date for MEF19, 18-22 November 2019, JW Marriott, LA LIVE, Los Angeles.

https://youtu.be/c0uQKB1yaPc

Monday, October 29, 2018

Fujitsu and Ericsson enter 5G partnership

Fujitsu and Ericsson announced a partnership to deliver end-to-end 5G network solutions and related services initially in Japan and later expanding globally.

The two companies said they will join forces to develop this based on their combined portfolios – spanning radio access and core network – for the dynamic 5G market in Japan, connecting communications service providers to the global 5G ecosystem.

Tango Matsumoto, Executive Vice President, Head of Network Business Group at Fujitsu, says: "Through this partnership with Ericsson, we will provide flexible 5G network systems that are open and standard compliant, and will leverage our expertise in wireless technologies and network integration to a wide range of customers in and outside of Japan. From mobile broadband, expected to be the first widespread use case of 5G, to the Internet of Things (IoT) and beyond, this partnership holds out the promise of exciting new business opportunities."

Fredrik Jejdling, Executive Vice President and Head of Business Area Networks at Ericsson says: “Our global expertise in 5G combined with our understanding of the local market puts us in an excellent position to support the introduction of 5G in Japan. By working closely with operators and partners, we are creating solutions that will bring successful use cases and applications to the market. With Fujitsu we get an excellent partner to accelerate this development.”

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Fujitsu demos 600G single wavelength optical transmission

Fujitsu Network Communications announced the first demonstration of flexible 600 Gbps single wavelength optical transmission using its 1FINITY T600 Transport platform. Software-provisioned data rates up to 600 Gbps per wavelength were achieved by a combination of high-performance components and electronics on the T600, maximizing spectral efficiency and reach for optimized network performance.

Specifically, Fujitsu publicly demonstrated error-free 600 Gbps transmission using 64QAM modulation at 69 Gbaud and 75GHz grid spacing in a point-to-point configuration. Service turn-up and onsite reprovisioning of signal rates and modulation formats were achieved among 300 Gbps, 400 Gbps and 600 Gbps. Fujitsu’s FSS2 system software provided OpenConfig over gRPC Network Management Interface (gNMI) for system configuration, streaming telemetry for network monitoring, and enhanced diagnostics. The demonstration showcased a 600G 64QAM live constellation shown on a Fujitsu-built vector signal analyzer.

The 1FINITY T600 is powered by third-generation digital signal processor (DSP) technology developed by NTT Electronics (NEL) in partnership with Fujitsu. The plaform delivers sophisticated and flexible modulation schemes and variable forward error correction (FEC). The advanced modulation flexibility provides optimum reach, capacity and power consumption, thereby enabling network operators to reduce cost per bit per kilometer for data center interconnect (DCI), metro, long-haul and submarine applications.

“At OFC 2018, Fujitsu was the first optical vendor to exhibit 500G per lambda,” said Rod Naphan, Deputy Head of the Network Products Business Unit at Fujitsu. “This week’s public demonstration of 600G further validates our leadership in next-generation coherent technology and positions us to bring the 1FINITY T600 to market in 1Q19.”

The Fujitsu 600 Gbps single wavelength optical transmission demonstration occurred during the NANOG 74 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, on October 1-3, 2018.

http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Fujitsu develops high power Gallium-Nitride transistors

Fujitsu Labs has developed a crystal structure that both increases current and voltage in gallium-nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMT). The innovation effectively triples the output power of transistors used for transmitters in the microwave band.

Potential applications could include weather radar and 5G systems.

Fujitsu said GaN high electron mobility transistors can extend the outreach of microwaves from the microwave and millimeter-wave bands used for radar and wireless communications.

This research was partially supported by Innovative Science and Technology Initiative for Security, established by the Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) of the Japanese Ministry of Defense.

http://www.fujitsu.com/global/about/resources/news/press-releases/2017/1207-01.html


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Fujitsu builds its role as global systems integrator for multicloud

Following on from its recent cloud partnerships announcements with Microsoft and VMware, Fujitsu announced new collaborations with SAP and Oracle.

The offerings will include a new "SAP on Microsoft Azure from Fujitsu" managed service that leverages the Fujitsu end-to-end hybrid IT capabilities and global partnerships with both Microsoft and SAP. A separate global Managed Services Provider (MSP) agreement with Oracle enables Fujitsu to provide and fully manage Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) on Oracle Cloud and on-premises infrastructure globally.

Fujitsu said it is pursuing a global multi-cloud, multi-partner approach in its mission to be a top global systems integrator for delivering and managing complex multi-cloud hybrid IT environments. The company is training approximately 10,000 customer-facing employees globally in multi-cloud certifications to address industry-wide skills shortage.

"The days of 'one size fits all' cloud are over. Fujitsu is empowering businesses to achieve their goals faster by eliminating the burdensome task of moving to cloud. With an enhanced strategy that provides end-to-end, multi-cloud and Hybrid IT services from world-class hyperscale cloud and application partners, Fujitsu offers clients extensive choice so they can select a cloud solution that is right for their business and workloads, freeing them to focus on growth, unhindered by limitations in IT capability. And with vast investments in people and skills, Fujitsu brings in hard-to-find talent to do the job," stated Dixie Erwin, Head of Digital Technology Services at Fujitsu America.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Fujitsu deploys Juniper's AppFormix for cloud management

Fujitsu Limited has deployed Juniper’s AppFormix cloud management platform to support its K5 enterprise cloud service in Japan.

Fujitsu’s K5 is described as the world’s largest open-source based platform for enabling digital business transformation across the public, private and hybrid cloud.

Juniper said its AppFormix management was selected to address the growing operational needs of Fujitsu’s K5 platform as it expands to new regions.

“AppFormix is delighted to be an integral part of Fujitsu’s K5 Cloud Service platform, an exciting partnership in our challenge against complexity. We look forward to the continued advancement of AppFormix solutions in support of Fujitsu’s operational needs going forward, especially for the potential global deployment of K5 as a continuation of our long-term, firm partnership,” stated Sumeet Singh, Vice President of Engineering at Juniper Networks.

Juniper to Acquire AppFormix for Cloud Optimization

Juniper Networks agreed to acquire AppFormix, a start-up based in San Jose, California, specializing in cloud operations management for enterprise DevOps teams. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The AppFormix software platform provides real-time analytics, capacity planning, and orchestration tooling in a shared dashboard that gives cloud operators and applications developers a better way to understand performance across the entire cloud stack.  AppFormix works with popular cloud environments like AWS, OpenStack, Azure and Kubernetes.

In 2015, AppFormix raised $7 million in funding from August Capital.

Juniper said the acquisition will bring the power of analytics through machine learning and telemetry to Juniper's customers.

"The networking industry is accelerating at an unprecedented rate, and new technologies like analytics and machine learning are enabling companies to have more insight into their network than ever before," said Pradeep Sindhu, founder, vice president and CTO at Juniper Networks. "We recognize our customers' needs and desires for a self-driving infrastructure; one that is optimized, secure and automated. With the acquisition of AppFormix, we're accelerating our vision to use software automation and intelligence to deliver a smarter network and more simplified operations for our customers around the world."

http://www.juniper.net
http://www.appformix.com

  • AppFormix was headed by Sumeet Singh, who previously served as Principal Development Manager for Microsoft Azure, and, before that, as Data Center Architect - Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Fujitsu unveils T500 and T600 optical transport platforms

Fujitsu introduced its new 1FINITY T500 and T600 series optical transport platform for network service providers and data center operators.

The platforms are powered by the latest 16nm CMOS fin-FET digital signal processor (DSP) developed by NTT Electronics (NEL) in partnership with Fujitsu.

The 1FINITY T500 and T600 enable up to 2.4 Tbps of service transport in a fully compliant, pluggable 1RU design. The products offer available bandwidth-variable transport rates from 200G to 600G, support both C-band and L-band transmission, and full fiber capacity utilization up to 76.8 Tbps per fiber pair.

The advanced DSP enables dozens of operation modes, including leading 64 GBaud, 64QAM transmission for 600Gbps wavelengths; ensuring the 1FINITY platform is able to provide the best transmission performance across a wide range of applications, including data center interconnect (DCI), metro, long-haul and subsea transport.

Fujitsu said its new 1FINITY blades provide network operators with flexible modes of operation, including variability in service and network data rates, baud rates, modulation rates, channel width and forward error correction (FEC).

“1FINITY T500 and T600 blades are designed to deliver the bandwidth capacity, flexibility, programmability and power efficiency that network service providers and data center operators require as they build tomorrow’s self-aware networks, today,” said Christine Podraza, head of the optical business unit at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “This new family of 1FINITY transponders from Fujitsu ushers in next-generation variable optical transport that paves the way for 5G and conscious networking in a more agile, open and fully automated environment.”

NTT Electronics announces 64GBaud coherent DSP

NTT Electronics (NEL) has begun sampling a 64GBaud high-performance coherent DSP for DWDM optical transport systems. The DSP core leverages Broadcom’s 16nm CMOS fin-FET high-speed mixed-signal technologies which enhances per-lambda capacity by two-to-three times up to 600Gbps/λ.

NEL's new DSP supports flexible line capacities by combining multiple Baud-rates and modulation-formats, from 100Gbps/λ by 32GBaud QPSK to industry-first 600Gbps/λ by 64GBaud 64QAM.

The company says it is able to achieve a range of per-fiber DWDM capacity, from 5Tbps for tens of thousands of kilometers Ultra Long Haul (ULH) to over 30Tbps for 120km ZR transmission reaches, and further doubling the capacity by using both C-band and L-band. Real-time coherent processing at 64GBaud enables thousands-of-kilometers LH transport at 200Gbps/λ by Dual-Polarization (DP) QPSK, hundreds-of-kilometers Metro transport at 400Gbps/λ by DP 16QAM, or 120km ZR transport at 600Gbps/λ by DP 64QAM.

“Every Service Provider needs to maximize fiber capacity to meet increasing bandwidth demand,” said Haruhiko Ichino, NEL Executive Vice President and General Manager of Broadband System & Device Business Group. “We are strongly committed to be a pioneer in the coherent DSP innovation and to provide merchant-silicon solutions for cost-effective upgrades in LH, Metro, and shorter-reach data-center-interconnect (DCI) applications.”

Commercial production is expected in the second half of 2018.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

SD-WAN Managed Services update with FNC's Ralph Santitoro



Fujitsu Network Communications delivers SD-WAN-as-a-Service, a subscription-based SD-WAN managed service, that enables service providers to quickly get to market with an SD-WAN service offering.

“Fujitsu’s SD-WAN-as-a-Service uses the MEF’s work defining SD-WAN terminology, fundamental SD-WAN service capabilities and LSO reference architecture.  The MEF’s new SD-WAN service work has been quite beneficial in discussions with service & technology providers and end users, says. Ralph Santitoro, Head of SDN/NFV/SD-WAN Services at Fujitsu Network Communications.

See video: https://youtu.be/iTWO-2NakVY





Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fujitsu develops high output W-band GaN HEMT power amplifier

Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories announced the development of a gallium-nitride (GaN) high-electron mobility transistor (HEMT) power amplifier for use in W-band (75-110 GHz) transmission systems.

Fujitsu noted for long-distance, high-capacity wireless communications, one approach is to utilise the W-band and other high frequency bands that encompass a range of usable frequencies, with increased output using a transmission power amplifier. In addition, there is demand for improved efficiency in power amplifiers to mitigate the increased power consumption of communication systems.

To address these requirements, Fujitsu has developed a power amplifier for W-band transmission that offers both high output power and efficiency, improving transistor performance through the reduction of electrical current leakage and internal GaN-HEMT resistance. Fujitsu has achieved output density of 4.5 W per millimetre of gate width and has confirmed a 26% reduction in energy consumption compared to conventional technology.

Fujitsu anticipates that siting this new power amplifier between wireless communication systems in two locations can achieve high-bandwidth communications at 10 Gbit/s over a distance of up to 10 km.

In order to increase the distance and capacity of wireless communications and decrease energy consumption with indium-aluminium-GaN (InAlGaN) HEMTs, Fujitsu has developed two technologies that reduce internal resistance and current leakage.

Fujitsu has developed technology that can reduce resistance to one tenth that of previous technology when current flows between the source or drain electrodes and the GaN-HEMT device. The technology involves a manufacturing process that embeds GaN plugs directly below the source and drain electrodes to generate electrons at high densities.

In addition, to address current leakage and the resulting reduced operational performance for the power amplifier due to reduced drain current the new technology maintains drain current by distributing InGaN to create a barrier layer below the channel layer. This reduces electron detours during operation and current leakage.

Fujitsu noted that the previous record for power amplifier output density in the W-band for transmitters was 3.6 W/mm of gate width with technology developed by Fujitsu Laboratories. The newly developed technology delivers output of 4.5 W/mm of gate width for a power amplifier designed to operate at 94 GHz.

Fujitsu stated that it plans to apply the new technology to the development of power amplifiers for wireless communications with long range and higher capacity, while also enabling easier installation than with fibre. It aims to commercialise the technology by 2020.


Fujitsu noted that the research was supported by Innovative Science and Technology Initiative for Security, established by the Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) of the Japan Ministry of Defense.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Fujitsu expands RunMyProcess PaaS

Fujitsu announced the global extension of its digital platform-as-a-service, RunMyProcess, with the addition of new regional cloud platforms in North America and Australia, expanding in the existing platforms in Europe and Asia.

The capacity increase for RunMyProcess is designed to support and address the growing digital transformation needs of organisations with regional compliance requirements for data sovereignty, regulation, security and low-latency.

Fujitsu's RunMyProcess is a native cloud platform that allows organisations to quickly and securely build, test, deploy and scale device-independent applications that connect digital business processes across cloud, on-premises and mobile environments.

Using RunMyProcess, organisations can model and streamline complex business processes while also integrating existing systems and services, whether cloud services such as Office 365 or on-premises solutions such as SAP, with smartphones, tablets, PCs, wearable technology and other devices. The platform's pre-built connectors is designed to allow customers to develop connected applications faster and deploy them within days, as well as scale up to thousands of users.

RunMyProcess is available globally with a choice of regional data centres. The new deployments in Australia and North America are now available both directly from RunMyProcess and via Fujitsu local sales teams.

Fujitsu stated that RunMyProcess is currently serving over 500 customers worldwide across a range of industries including government, defence, retail and manufacturing and utilities, as well as financial services and healthcare.

Fujitsu cited HomeServe USA, a provider of home emergency repair services, as an example of how RunMyProcess was used to digitalise end-to-end processes for the introduction of new products. RunMyProcess worked with HomerServer USA to create a new central process flow, supported by seven sub-processes and connecting 21 cross-functional teams.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Fujitsu and Mirantis partner to deliver OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure

Fujitsu Limited and Mirantis, the managed open cloud company, announced the signing of a global, strategic collaboration agreement designed to facilitate the adoption of open cloud infrastructure based on OpenStack and related open source technologies such as Kubernetes.

Under the agreement, Fujitsu and Mirantis will work together to integrate Mirantis Cloud Platform, which was introduced in April along with a new build-operate-transfer open infrastructure delivery model, with Fujitsu hardware, software and support capabilities. As part of the collaboration, Fujitsu becomes Mirantis' strategic partner for the methodology and will introduce it to customers.

Mirantis noted that its approach to infrastructure delivery differs from the traditional software-centric method based on licensing and support subscriptions. Mirantis is developing an operations-centric approach, whereby open infrastructure is continuously delivered with an operations SLA via a managed service or by the customer. This model means that software updates are implemented incrementally with no down time.

Fujitsu currently offers a range of private cloud offerings, and through the agreement will introduce the new privately managed global OpenStack solution based on Mirantis Cloud Platform from June 2017 in Japan, with plans to expand availability to other regions in the future.

Mirantis released a commercially-supported distribution of OpenStack and Kubernetes, delivered in a single package, as well as the new build-operate-transfer delivery model, in April.

Mirantis Cloud Platform (MCP) 1.0 is an open cloud software offering a single platform for orchestration of VMs, containers and bare metal compute resources that expands Mirantis OpenStack to include Kubernetes for container orchestration. The platform complements virtual compute stacks with open source software defined networking (SDN), specifically Mirantis OpenContrail for VMs and bare metal, and Calico for containers.

The software features DriveTrain, providing the foundation for DevOps style lifecycle management of the open cloud software stack by enabling continuous integration, testing and delivery through a CI/CD pipeline. It also supports availability SLAs via continuous monitoring of the open cloud software stacks through a unified set of software services and dashboards with StackLight.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Fujitsu Launches Cloud Service for CyrusOne

Fujitsu America announced the launch of secure global connectivity via its Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 offering to customers of CyrusOne, a global data centre operator serving the U.S., Europe and Asia, with K5 currently hosted at CyrusOne's Carrollton, Texas data centre.

Fujitsu Cloud Service K5, part of the ongoing global roll-out of its next-generation IaaS and PaaS cloud service, is claimed to be the first cloud computing platform to enable digital transformation through integrating traditional IT environments into new cloud-based technologies. The service is designed to accelerate application development and integrates enterprise-grade reliability, performance and scalability with the cost efficiency of open source-based cloud technology.

A key element of the Fujitsu Digital Business Platform MetaArc, K5 offers a suite of technologies designed to enable organisations to develop and deploy new cloud-native applications, termed Fast IT, or Systems of Engagement. K5 will also allow CyrusOne customers to leverage their traditional, Robust IT, installations, also termed Systems of Record, through integration into new cloud applications. The Fujitsu solution thereby enables organisations to utilise legacy systems while modernising IT environments.

CyrusOne customers can utilise K5 capabilities in the areas of application integration and development, as well as the wider capabilities of MetaArc to leverage automated multi-cloud delivery and management across all popular cloud platforms.

The Fujitsu MetaArc platform is designed to enable fast-track application development for the digitalisation of existing enterprise IT services, while accelerated release cycles will allow CyrusOne to more quickly test and launch new services. Through K5's open architecture and ability to run and manage workloads on any platform, with MetaArc new systems can run both within the public cloud and in an organisations IT environment.

As a result, leveraging the open source, OpenStack-based architecture of K5 CyrusOne will be able to reduce costs associated with its 35-plus carrier-neutral facilities, and enterprises will be able to reduce vendor lock-in.

Fujitsu's K5 service is available with four delivery models - public cloud, virtual private hosted, dedicated and dedicated on-premise – and applies the same approach across all versions.


Fujitsu noted that it is currently implementing the solution to transition its internal IT environment and migrating its 640 business systems and 13,000-plus servers to K5.

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