), a leading provider of ICT solutions for the global marketplace, has rolled out
its Global Cloud Platform in North America. The Global Cloud Platform will be launched as a free trial of the Fujitsu Infrastructure as a Service offering, beginning May 31 and ending on August 31.
The Global Cloud Platform is already launched in Japan, Australia, Singapore and the U.K.
The Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform is an initial offering in support of cloud computing trends that are reshaping the IT industry, company officials said. It provides enterprise class, secure and highly available compute, storage, and network capacity via a Web-based, self-service portal fully activated May 31.
Fujitsu offering is built on open standards. The platform supports Microsoft (News - Alert), Linux and CentOS open source-based applications. The U.S. service will be delivered from the Fujitsu green data center in the heart of Silicon Valley. The service enables organizations to cut information and communications technology (ICT) costs by as much as 40 percent while significantly reducing their carbon footprint.
The platform allows organizations to access the Infrastructure as a Service offering for application testing and development, as well as high-performance processing for workloads such as data analytics.
The Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform incorporates multi-tier security for a true enterprise-grade environment. Its browser interface makes it simple to build, provision and manage secure environments for even relatively complex three-tier workloads. The highly flexible solution guarantees at least 99.95 percent availability.
"The Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform offers a high-quality IaaS cloud that enables enterprises to quickly deploy the appropriate business applications wherever they are in the world," said Jody Little, vice president of Cloud Portfolio Marketing at Fujitsu America, in a statement.
The platform reduces organizational costs and risk and enables standardization between business units in North America and other regions of the world.
“Its security and availability levels allow organizations to speed their innovation and reap the benefits of cloud economics for many more business applications,” Little added.
Through this approach, Fujitsu delivers practical solutions to help clients realize the benefits of cloud computing rather than embarking on theoretical solutions. The service will be available for general release on September 1 and will be competitively priced based on actual usage compute, storage, Internet communications and software.
In other Infrastructure as a Service news, Lintas Media Danawa (LMD), a subsidiary of Lintasarta (News - Alert), Indonesia’s top data center services provider and second largest telecom, has leveraged Hexagrid’s VxDatacenter cloud computing platform to launch the country’s largest on-demand public cloud offering.
LMD, an IT and mobile e-solution services provider, relies on its extensive application expertise, the vast data center and network expertise of Lintasarta, and Hexagrid’s leading Infrastructure as a Service software to give customers a full line of unparalleled cloud-based solutions, according to company officials. In addition to on-demand public cloud, LMD cloud solutions include private-hosted clouds and a wholesale-centric cloud to meet the needs of diverse markets. Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin