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Fujitsu’s ambitious global cloud to go on trial in May

Arun Mysore

IT solutions provider Fujitsu has launched an ambitious global cloud strategy, which according to media reports will cost the company U.S. $537.3 million. The Japanese IT major’s cloud strategy comes with four ‘modes': infrastructure, application, activity, and content.

IT solutions provider Fujitsu has launched an ambitious global
cloud strategy, which according to media reports will cost the
company U.S. $537.3 million. 

The Japanese IT major’s cloud strategy comes with four ‘modes':
infrastructure, application, activity, and content.  In a
press release Fujitsu said the
infrastructure and application modes are an extension of its
conventional services.

Activity and content modes mark Fujitsu’s attempt to launch new
service lines to its customers. Fujitsu did not elaborate on these
two modes, but just hinted that it would be making new
announcements in ‘conjunction with key partners’.

Fujitsu has launched cloud-based vertical solutions in Japan for
agriculture, healthcare and other markets. There is an expectation
in the industry that these vertical solutions could be precursors
for activity and content modes.

Fujitsu said its global cloud would offer a standard platform to
complement local or country-specific cloud platforms. This would
give enterprises a choice to keep their data locally if
required.

IT Wire reported that Fujitsu had recently
launched local cloud-based infrastructure service in Australia and
the UK, claiming that users could expect to achieve cost savings of
up to 40 per cent.

Fujitsu’s global cloud would be available on trial basis in
Japan from May 2010 and commercially from October 2010. Fujitsu
said it would also launch the global cloud in Australia, Singapore,
USA, the UK and Continental Europe.

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