Fujitsu invests ¥200 billion in cloud

Fujitsu is bumping up investment into its cloud integration service to strengthen its global delivery capabilities in infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, and software-as-a-service.
Written by Aimee Chanthadavong, Contributor

Fujitsu is injecting 200 billion yen (US$1.97 billion) over the next two years to expand its Fujitsu Cloud portfolio in infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, software-as-a-service, and cloud integration service, in hope to boost its cloud sales to 350 billion yen (US$3.45 billion).

Cameron McNaught, Fujitsu executive vice president of solutions and global delivery, said the investment will help bring business innovation, social innovation, and strengthen the company's global delivery capabilities.

"We see cloud as the natural platform for delivering these new types of applications, which is reflected in both the increase we are seeing in cloud adoption and how it is becoming a standard part of IT service delivery models for many CIOs today," he said.

"We also recognise that no single cloud service provider can meet all customer needs, so we are continuing to invest in our cloud integration services."

As part of the investment, Fujitsu will deliver two additional datacentres in the UK and US for its IaaS Trusted Public S5 offering. Similarly, the company's plans to open two new locations in the USA for its IaaS Private Hosted deployments, plus additional deployments in six locations across Europe and Asia, as well as expansion in three existing geographies.

Additionally, Fujitsu has highlighted that it has now rolled out its PaaS RunMyProcess, following its acquisition in April 2013, that allows Fujitsu customers to create connected systems across on-premise, cloud, and mobile environments.

According to research by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan, the global cloud computing market is expected to reach approximately US$86 billion in 2016 from an estimated US$36 billion in 2013. While PaaS continues to grow and SaaS remains the most popular cloud service offering with users, IaaS is expected to grow at 40 percent per annum for the 2013-2016 period.

Fujitsu announced the global launch of its cloud in 2011 where Australia and New Zealand became the first region outside of Japan to see it switched on.

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