Fujitsu Launches Cloud Services Management Offering for Managed Integration of Multi-Cloud Environments
Aug 27, 2015
Tokyo, August 27, 2015
Fujitsu today announced that it will begin offering a new multi-cloud integrated management service, FUJITSU Cloud Services Management, as well as FUJITSU Software Cloud Services Management (with the service and software collectively referred to below as "Cloud Services Management"), which enable unified management of the many different cloud environments spread across different end-user departments and work areas within a company or organization. Sales of Cloud Services Management in Japan begin today.
For multi-cloud environments consisting of both public clouds and private clouds, Cloud Services Management provides functions and a portal for the unified management of usage status, contracts, and costs across an entire company, thereby helping to enhance company-wide IT governance and optimize IT costs and operations.
Beginning in the third quarter of fiscal 2015 - which starts in October 2015 - the service and software will be rolled out globally, starting with Europe.
Through Cloud Services Management, which is part of a continuing digital business platforms initiative announced in May 2015, Fujitsu aims to strengthen its customers' competitiveness.
In recent years, there has been an increase in companies and organizations where not only IT departments, but end-user departments - such as sales or product development - have also been directly signing contracts and using cloud environments that they have needed to quickly carry out assignments and projects. As a result, it has not been possible to get a handle on company-wide usage situations, making it difficult to maintain security and achieve the necessary management of operations and costs. Furthermore, the specifications, operations, and contracts are different for each cloud, creating problems by increasing operational manpower requirements and making work operations more complex.
To address these issues, Fujitsu is offering Cloud Services Management, available as both a service and as software. Cloud Services Management has functions that allow IT departments to achieve unified management of multi-cloud environments within companies, thereby enabling operational efficiencies, the optimization of IT investments, and the strengthening of company-wide IT governance.
Overview of Cloud Services Management
IT departments can bring together cloud services - including those from Fujitsu and others - into system configurations and functions in accordance with their company cloud deployment policies, set prices, and register them in an internal service menu on the Cloud Services Management portal. By choosing the services they need from the service menu on the portal, users can easily start using the services. Furthermore, by making blanket contracts covering each cloud service, IT departments will be able to use clouds strategically and visualize costs and usage across all clouds, enabling optimization of their IT investments.
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1. Provide optimized cloud services via a menu to internal users through a portal
IT departments can provide internal end-user departments with preset system configurations of virtual machines and virtual networks, in accordance with company cloud deployment policies, security policies and the necessary level of service for each system, through a portal-based internal cloud services menu. In addition, because it is possible to have separate settings displayed for individual departments or projects, it is possible to promote usage that follows the organization's operational and security policies, strengthening company-wide IT governance.
On the user side, departments will be able to choose the services they need for their work from the preset service menu, and just by getting approval through their workflows, can easily start using cloud services. This means that users will be able to use the optimal services when necessary, cutting back the time and effort wasted on complicated system architecture.
2. Company-wide control through management of internal billing and usage conditions
IT departments can set usage fees for each menu, specifying unit price or time for billing, initial fees, and monthly fees. Moreover, they can create reports that show such data as usage rates and fees at the organization level. By using these reports, they can analyze usage status and provide appropriate cloud usage advice based on usage results. Furthermore, because contracts with the various cloud services would be concentrated in the IT department, there would be no need for other departments to deal with complex contract procedures, increasing administrative efficiency.
3. Wide-ranging support, from optimal cloud deployments to operations
Fujitsu provides support for the deployment and operation of Cloud Services Management, such as by selecting the optimal cloud services, building the service menu, and creating settings and handling operations on behalf of customers. In doing so, Fujitsu provides comprehensive support, from the rapid deployment of multi-cloud environments to optimal operations management.
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5 billion yen over three years.
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