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TMCNet:  Fujitsu Strengthens Alliance with Microsoft in Cloud Domain

[December 13, 2013]

Fujitsu Strengthens Alliance with Microsoft in Cloud Domain

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 13 December 2013 Release date- 13122013 - Tokyo - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it will participate in Microsoft Corporation's global cloud consortium, the Cloud OS Network, as authorized Cloud OS partner.

In undertaking this initiative, Fujitsu seeks to enhance its lineup of products and services that are compliant with Microsoft's Cloud OS vision.

Participating in the consortium will enable Fujitsu to deliver cloud services that take advantage of Microsoft's technologies with the collaboration of Microsoft's engineers and consultants.

Fujitsu will continue to strengthen its alliance with Microsoft and further bolster its public and private clouds (both on-premises and hosted) as well as flexible public-private hybrid cloud combinations.

On November 20, 2013, Fujitsu unveiled its expanded lineup of products and services to offer customers greater flexibility to effectively use the cloud, as stated in the announcement 'Fujitsu Enables More Effective Use of Cloud with Enhanced Hybrid Cloud Initiatives.' In line with the delivery of these products and services, and in concordance with Microsoft's Cloud OS vision, Fujitsu has become a member of Microsoft's Cloud OS Network.

The Cloud OS Network is a global consortium of hosting vendors and is based on Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V, System Center 2012 R2, and Windows Azure Pack. Keeping in mind customer needs, Fujitsu will provide cloud infrastructure as well as core products and applications based on Microsoft technologies, and technological support through Microsoft's proposed optimum architecture.

Fujitsu was selected to be a member of the consortium owing to a high appraisal of its cloud-related expertise, industry-leading technological prowess and track record in hybrid and private cloud services, as well as related business systems, provided as hybrid solutions based on Microsoft technology.

The products and services already offered by Fujitsu that run on technology conforming to Microsoft's standards will be adapted based on the initiatives of the consortium. This will allow customers to flexibly build, migrate and operate cloud systems based on shared Microsoft technology and will enable this to be done in a more efficient way.

About the Cloud OS Network-Compliant Products and Services (Announced November 20, 2013) 1. The public cloud service FUJITSU Cloud PaaS A5 for Windows Azure This public cloud service powered by Windows Azure is provided with Fujitsu's 24 value-added services, including, applications, middleware, operational services, and 24/7 Japanese language support service.

2. The private cloud service FUJITSU Cloud IaaS Private Hosted A5+ for Windows Server This private cloud service running Windows Server 2012 R2 and the system administration software System Center 2012 R2 is hosted from a Fujitsu datacenter.

3. The private cloud platform FUJITSU Integrated System Cloud Ready Blocks This vertically integrated private cloud platform, Cloud Ready Blocks, which reduces complexities and risks when deploying a private cloud is compatible with Windows Server 2012 R2 and the system administration software System Center 2012 R2.

4. FUJITSU Cloud Enterprise Communication Service This service is provided via Cloud OS Network-compliant products. Microsoft's Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync products are offered as cloud services, together with optional services such as systems operations, support, email archiving, and anti-spam measures. Moreover, based on the Fujitsu Group's own experience, Fujitsu has newly added an array of tools that contribute to more efficient operations and improved convenience, together with the use of smart devices to deliver one-stop service, from deployment to operations.

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.

Press Contacts Fujitsu Limited Public and Investor Relations Division [Editorial queries for this story should be sent to newswire@enpublishing.co.uk] ((Comments on this story may be sent to info@enpublishing.co.uk)) (c) 2013 Electronic News Publishing -

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