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TMCNet:  Fujitsu Provides Technology to Key International Research Institution to Help Optimise Server Systems for In-Memory Computing with the SAP HANA Platform

[March 12, 2014]

Fujitsu Provides Technology to Key International Research Institution to Help Optimise Server Systems for In-Memory Computing with the SAP HANA Platform

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) London -- Fujitsu today announces that it is providing server technology to support research on in-memory technology being performed at Magdeburg Research and Competence Cluster (MRCC). Fujitsu is extending its established relationship with the research institution by contributing its state-of-the-art FlexFrame Orchestrator solution to serve as the foundation of MRCCs latest research project. The project focuses on further optimising server systems for running the SAP HANA platform and related business processes. The research findings will influence the design of future generations of Fujitsu solutions and services to the benefit of customers.

MRCC, which includes the University Competence Center Magdeburg, hosts and manages SAP applications and serves 90,000 users across 38 countries at universities and other educational institutions. With more than 150 systems running SAP software and technology, MRCC is an ideal partner for this research project, since solutions for efficient operations can be demonstrated and tested.

In most software landscapes, there is huge potential to simplify and streamline underlying infrastructures to make applications more flexible and efficient as well as more responsive to changing business needs. In addition, many applications running on SAP HANA can benefit from being optimally integrated into overall data center administration. These needs can be addressed by Fujitsus FlexFrame Orchestrator, Fujitsus open platform for managing SAP applications and applications running on SAP HANA.

The goal of the research project at MRCC is to help address these needs by developing a detailed concept definition and description for simplified and improved IT operations based on Fujitsus FlexFrame Orchestrator. With improved operational setup, companies can benefit from simplified but highly secure operations, increased flexibility, and lower total cost of ownership. A further anticipated advantage to customers is the ability to free up resources to drive business evolution by smart use of FlexFrame Orchestrator. The new research will thus further help organisations to transform and streamline business processes.

Fujitsu, as a company committed to innovation, is continuously investing in similar projects around the world, such as research with the Hasso Plattner Institute Future SOC Lab. This research helps Fujitsu provide customers with proven hardware technology as well as concepts for efficient server system setup and operations for in-memory computing using SAP HANA in heterogeneous environments. Research supported by Fujitsu includes relevant aspects of modern data center server-based operations like virtualisation, system availability, and backup.

Supporting quotes Prof. Dr. Klaus Turowski, Head of Magdeburg Research and Competence Cluster: The collaboration between Fujitsu and Magdeburg Universitys MRCC intertwines science and economy, profiting from each other directly through practical research. Our research findings will be further developed and practically tested on the newly implemented Fujitsu infrastructure including FlexFrame Orchestrator running on SAP HANA. Research and test outcomes will be transformed into innovative Fujitsu solutions for SAP software landscapes.

Thomas Pickel, Head of SAP Business, Solutions, International Business, Fujitsu: The SAP HANA platform brings a major paradigm shift with far-reaching effects on the ability of enterprise IT to support business processes and strategy. We expect the cooperation with MRCC to enable us to offer best-in-class server technology for SAP HANA and traditional SAP applications. With our innovations we empower customers to reduce complexity, maximise the outcome of their investments in SAP software and strengthen their competitive position in their markets.

Pricing and availability Fujitsu solutions such as FlexFrame Orchestrator are available globally direct from Fujitsu. Pricing varies by region and configuration.

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 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, Fujitsus 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 For further information please contact: Nik Jeffries James Millen Harvard PR Fujitsu UK & Ireland Tel: + 44 (0)20 7861 2800 Tel: + 44 (0)7867 833 955 Email: teamfujitsu@harvard.co.uk Email: james.millen@uk.fujitsu.com Nik Jeffries Account Executive 26 Southampton Buildings London WC2A 1PQ Direct Line +44 (0)20 7861 2448 Mob: +44 (0)779 5237 106 Twitter: @njeffries www.harvard.co.uk .

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