Aus second for Fujitsu's global cloud

Fujitsu yesterday announced a global cloud platform to augment its already announced regional strategy, with Australia second in line for implementation.

Fujitsu yesterday announced a global cloud platform to augment its already announced regional strategy, with Australia second in line for implementation.

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The global platform will be offered in Japan on a trial basis starting in May and will become commercially available in October. Locally, the platform will be deployed by the end of 2010, with the infrastructure as a service offering available for customers in early 2011. Singapore, the US, UK and Germany will round out the markets Fujitsu is currently planning to service.

Fujitsu currently offers regional infrastructure services, but with the new global platform, local customers will be able to access international cloud services to scale up. The new platform also meets the needs of international customers needing a global standardised ICT infrastructure.

Fujitsu also plans to continue to evolve its service offering as it expands and internationalises its cloud platform.

"We will deliver a standardised cloud service through the deployment of our global cloud platform," said Richard Christou, corporate senior executive vice president. "To address the other phases of our consumption model, we will be making further announcements, in the coming months. Fujitsu is now in a position to work with customers to deliver the benefits of cloud."

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