Telecom Paper — Fujitsu announced its Fujitsu Digital Business Platform MetaArc, which incorporates cloud, mobile, big data, and IoT technologies. Fujitsu offers an initial lineup of six new MetaArc products and services, led by Fujitsu Cloud Service K5. MetaArc integrates the systems of engagement (SoE) that enable customers’ digital transformations, such as business process innovations and the creation of new businesses, and systems of record (SoR), which are existing information systems, including mission critical systems, on a single platform.
Telecom Asia — The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has approved Fujitsu’s proposedInternet of Things (IoT) testbed solution model. Developed through Fujitsu’s field trials and knowhow gained in its own production facilities, the factory operations visibility and intelligence model is intended to support the widespread use of IoT in production facilities.
Network World — Fujitsu, the Japanese technology company with an international IaaS cloud offering, confirmed that it had a significant outage to the company’s California data centers last month. The company has released scant details about the outage, but at least one customer told Network World his service was out for five days. Fujitstu issued a statement noting that it is still investigating the situation, but revealed that it was caused by a loss of power to the company’s Sunnyvale data center.
Control Engineering — Fujitsu announced the development of the FUJITSU Network 1FINITY platform, a new global category of network equipment spanning access, packet optical, and wireless technologies. It will be available in North America beginning in December, followed by a phased worldwide rollout.
IT News — NEC will take over the job of manning the helpdesk for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s international communications network, stealing the tech support deal off incumbent Fujitsu in a $36.6 million contract win. The support deal was the first major procurement put to market under DFAT’s $216 million international communications network (ICN) program in August last year.
JCN Newswire — Kawasaki, Japan: Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced development of the world’s first technology for fast and automatic setup of client-segregated virtual networks that are built over multiple Linux containers. These containers offer virtualization for high-speed launches and running.
IT News — Fujitsu will invest $12.2 million to upgrade its Western Sydney data centre and provide more power to the site as part of a wider plan to modernise its Oceania facilities. In May Fujitsu announced the first investment into the project, a $10 million funding pot to upgrade its Malaga, Perth facility to achieve Tier IV certification.
Digi Times — There is increasing demand for inexpensive SIM-free smartphones in the Japan market and consequently ZenFone series models launched by Taiwan-based vendor Asustek Computer have been in booming sale and Japan-based smartphone vendors including Sony Mobile Communications, Sharp, Fujitsu and Kyocera have sought cooperation with Taiwan-based ODMs to develop and produce inexpensive SIM-free Android smartphones specifically for sale in the Japan market, according to Taiwan-based smartphone ODMs.
IT News — Australia Post will officially outsource its end-user computing functions to Fujitsu after signing a large-scale deal that will see the provider support the IT needs of the organisation’s 36,000-strong workforce. The contract comes as no surprise after the Australia Post board last month approved management’s proposal to offload the work to Fujitsu.
IT Wire — Under the partnership, the Fujitsu Managed Chromebook Service will equip organisations with a flexible, scalable and cost effective solution to employee mobility, comprehensively controlled by Fujitsu’s managed services. The Managed Chromebook Service is closely aligned with Fujitsu’s Virtual Workplace Solution, which will allow Chromebook users to access their traditional applications and data via virtual desktop technology.
Fujitsu is upgrading its seven Australian data centers, starting with one in Perth recently knocked out by a storm in February that will cost around $8 million. The data center upgrades are part of the company’s 2025 roadmap. Fujitsu said it will seek Uptime Institute Tier IV Certification for its Malaga, Perth data center, currently rated Tier III by the Uptime Institute. If successful, it will be the first data center in Australia to achieve the distinction.
Fujitsu’s Perth data centre suffered a major power outage on Sunday following fierce thunderstorms, affecting customers including WA Health. The company’s general manager of data centre service, Michael Gunton, told iTnews that the Malaga facility experienced two incidents during storms that swept across the metropolitan area. He said the first incident lasted 1.5 hours and saw the WA fire brigade attend the facility.
The new cloud service leverages Fujitsu’s IP for the optimal management of systems running SAP software, and is offered via Fujitsu Australia’s Private Hosted Cloud Platform hosted on its secure, local data centres. According to Mike Foster, CEO of Fujitsu Australia & New Zealand, the cloud service offering is unique in that it is delivered “end-to-end” by Fujitsu, with the platform leveraging the breadth of Fujitsu’s capability including data centres, managed services, hardware and SAP application support.
DataCore Software has given certification to Fujitsu Primergy BX and CX servers. The software-defined storage and virtual storage area network (SAN) solutions have doubled in scale and performance according to DataCore. The products are aimed at the mid-market. Particularly, organisations running Microsoft virtualisation projects and mixed Hyper-V and VMware environments running business critical applications like Microsoft Dynamics ERP, SQL databases, SharePoint, Exchange, SAP, Oracle and VDI.
The aim of this partnership is to support restructuring in Vietnam’s agricultural sector so as to make the country a world-class agricultural producer based on innovative technologies. Fujitsu provides this service in Japan and other countries to help farmers raise crop quality and productivity, and at the same time to cut costs. Under the agreement, Fujitsu and FPT will carry out this one-year trial project, from 2015 to 2016. Fujitsu will provide cloud services, equipment, and expertise, and as Vietnam’s leading ICT company, FPT will facilitate the spread of Information technology in the country’s agricultural sector.
BANGALORE, INDIA: As organizations continue to grapple with the problem of how to leverage Big Data as they cross the Petabyte divide, Fujitsu today introduces ETERNUS CD10000 which helps organizations eliminate the major headaches associated with the exponential growth of data. The new ETERNUS CD10000 system heralds a new era of extremely high capacity solutions for everyday data retention and management problems.
Fujitsu has opened a new purpose-built office in Sydney to act as its regional headquarters. Located at 118 Talavera Road in Macquarie Park technology hub, the 9400 square metre office will house 850 of the technology vendor’s Sydney-based staff. Fujitsu A/NZ CEO and executive director, Mike Foster, said the five floor location will improve collaboration between teams. “This move will benefit our people, customers and the business,” he said.
Fujitsu, the Japanese information and communication technology firm, is embarking on a major business restructuring programme aimed at eliminating redundant management processes and reducing operating costs. The move by the world’s fourth largest ICT firm is expected to focus on delivering services to customers in every region of the world, said Tatsuya Tanaka, head of Fujitsu Asia. Fujitsu has carved its business into five segmented regions: Japan, Asia, US, EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa) and Oceania.
Dimension Data has appointed Jo Healey as New Zealand CEO to lead its local operations, effective 10 November 2014. With more than 20 years’ experience in the ICT industry, most recently as Managing Director of Fujitsu New Zealand, Healey takes the reins from Nick Halikias, Interim Chief Executive. Sunil Desai, Dimension Data Asia Pacific COO, says Healey’s proven track record will set Dimension Data in good stead as the business advances as a full spectrum IT service provider in New Zealand.
NEW DELHI: At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi successfully won the confidence of Japan’s business fraternity, the country’s IT equipment and services major Fujitsu is planning to bring its social applications to India that will boost the government’s Digital India drive. “There are lots of social infrastructure projects in Japan and Fujitsu has heavily invested in some of them.