MUNICH, November 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Fujitsu today announces the introduction of high-availability data centers in Germany to enhance its new-generation IaaS and PaaS Cloud Service K5. This is the only cloud computing platform that enables digital transformation through deploying OpenStack across all cloud deployment modes, guaranteeing infrastructure and application compatibility as well as offering native cloud application development and API management tools.
Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 accelerates application development and brings together enterprise-grade reliability, performance and scalability with the cost efficiencies of open source-based cloud technology. A key part of Fujitsu MetaArc, a comprehensive portfolio comprising cutting edge technologies, infrastructure and managed services to realize digital transformation, K5 enables organizations to develop and deploy new cloud-native applications to digitalize their business models and processes, while also exploiting the value of existing IT installations, through seamless and consistent integration into new cloud applications.
Thanks to a new regional home base in Frankfurt am Main, customers gain access to German hosting in two new availability zones - also known as 'cloud islands' - for all four cloud deployment models: Public Cloud, Virtual Private Hosted, Dedicated and Dedicated On-Premise. This means that German firms can benefit from guaranteed data residency for cloud computing, meeting any legislative, legal or compliance requirements that restrict certain data to be held within German geographic boundaries. Customers in Germany may also choose to use Fujitsu K5 cloud services in other availability zones.
Mark Phillips, Head of Hybrid IT at Fujitsu EMEIA, says: "Companies today need to react faster and be more agile than ever to take advantage of new market developments and meet changing business requirements. As we enhance the Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 with a new local presence in Germany, we are underlining how our customers can exploit the full potential of their existing IT infrastructure while benefiting from the advantages of cloud computing."
Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 is based on open source architecture. By using OpenStack as the basis for Cloud Service K5, Fujitsu can deliver previously unattainable cost efficiencies, opening the door to lower Total Cost of Ownership, with the service backed by robust Service Level Agreements.
Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 is available worldwide and can be consumed as a private cloud running either in on-premise data centers or hosted by Fujitsu, as well as public cloud with support for virtual private cloud. Already fully operational in Japan and the UK, the new K5 data center in Finland is expected to go live in January next year, and in Germany and Spain in March 2017. Fujitsu plans to continue the global rollout in 2017 and beyond with further K5 data centers planned in Singapore, Australia and the United States. (Subject to change)
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