Fujitsu launches Cloud Service K5 in Germany

Via Fujitsu Press Releases

Nov 15, 2016

Fujitsu EMEIA

News facts:

  • Fujitsu continues global rollout of Public and Virtual Private IaaS and PaaS cloud services with two new availability zones in Germany
  • Cloud Service K5 supports digital transformation, enabling enterprises to reduce complexity, accelerate innovation and improve time to market for building new cloud-native business services
  • OpenStack-based Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 offers both enterprise-focused transition and transformation of traditional enterprise IT environments and integration with cloud hosted digital applications

Munich, November 15, 2016 – 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, and to achieve this, they are increasingly implementing and leveraging cloud solutions. 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."

New Cloud Service K5 is open, agile and compatible

Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 is based on open source architecture, and Fujitsu is a gold sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation. 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 also gained the prestigious OpenStack Interoperability seal of approval at the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona last month.

One of the key features of the Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 is its seamless interaction with existing IT infrastructures, enabling customers to easily deploy hybrid IT and cloud environments including cloud services and enterprise data centers suitable for many applications, including web shops, database services, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, as well as payroll solutions.

The full range of deployment models enables customers to choose the best approach for their organizations. For all K5 deployment models, Fujitsu provides Enterprise-class support, robust Service Level Agreements (SLA) and high-availability. Customers in Germany can also take advantage of high bandwidth and low latency, since the data centers are located near the German main internet node (DE-CIX) in Frankfurt am Main, which is the world’s largest Internet node in terms of data throughput.

For companies that want to take advantage of a cloud computing solution such as K5 but prefer to store and process business data in their own data centers, Fujitsu also has a solution: Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX Integrated Systems. This offers the same functions and a similar architecture as Cloud Services K5, but can be installed in customers’ own server rooms or data centers rather than cloud data centers.

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