Fujitsu Launches MetaArc, Its Digital Business Platform
Sep 30, 2015
Delivering six mobile and IoT products and services, led by K5 cloud service
Tokyo, September 29, 2015
Fujitsu today announced its FUJITSU Digital Business Platform MetaArc, which incorporates cutting-edge cloud, mobile, big data, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Facilitating customers' digital innovation, Fujitsu will from today offer 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.
Through its own internal use of MetaArc, Fujitsu is continually working to improve its functionality and quality. Since February 2015, in addition to the migration of its own systems to K5, Fujitsu has proceeded with deployments for such front-line units as system engineering, software development, and Fujitsu Laboratories.
Based on this experience and knowhow, MetaArc, as well as FUJITSU Knowledge Integration, an innovation concept for driving the digital business era announced in May, Fujitsu enables connections between people, data, and infrastructure that transcend conventional company or industry frameworks, thereby helping corporate customers create new value and enhance their competitiveness.
Fujitsu is positioning MetaArc as its global platform, and after first launching in Japan, the Fujitsu Group will steadily roll it out to Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Oceania.
About FUJITSU Digital Business Platform MetaArc
MetaArc is a digital business platform that brings cloud, mobile, big data, IoT, and other advanced technologies together with the knowledge and expertise of Fujitsu's systems engineers.
With MetaArc, Fujitsu offers the flexibility that is essential for customers to respond to their evolving and growing businesses. Specifically, MetaArc supports the deployment and operation of SoE, which are essential to connect people and things and generate new innovations, and SoR, the information systems that record internal data and processing work, and seamlessly brings these systems together as an array of one-stop products.
FUJITSU Digital Business Platform MetaArc
About the New Products and Services
1. FUJITSU Cloud Service K5 (new)
K5 is a new cloud service that combines the latest open technologies with Fujitsu's system engineering knowledge and expertise. It offers a number of functions, beginning with automated system construction functionality that improves flexibility, as well as application platform functionality that simplifies the creation of links between the SoE and SoR systems, and PaaS functionality for component services and templates for specific businesses and industries. Furthermore, it also provides IaaS functionality, applicable to many types of systems, through security group functionality and multi-availability zones which offer physically independent environments within a data center.
This service is offered in four configurations to meet customers' business and system requirements: Sales Price and Availability of FUJITSU Cloud Service K5Product NameConfigurationsSales Price (Excluding Tax)AvailabilityFUJITSU Cloud Service K5Public cloud (virtual shared)Virtual machines starting at JPY 10.37/hourDecember 1, 2015Virtual Private Hosted (virtual/physical dedicated)Individual quoteDedicated (cloud platform dedicated)1Q 2016Dedicated on-premise (cloud platform dedicated) (customer data center installed)
K5 and PRIMEFLEX for Cloud Configuration Larger View (94 KB)
2. FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for Cloud, a vertically integrated virtualization and private cloud platform (new model)
Fujitsu has expanded its offering for virtualization and private cloud environments by adding a new variant of PRIMEFLEX for Cloud using architecture identical to that of K5. In addition to rapid deployment and stable operation of virtualization and private cloud environments, PRIMEFLEX for Cloud realizes interoperability of application assets and data between cloud services. Sales Price and Availability of FUJITSU Integrated SystemProduct NameSales Price (Excluding Tax)AvailabilityFUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for CloudIndividual quoteDecember 28, 2015
3. FUJITSU Software Interstage Application Server high-density work consolidation middleware, six products (enhanced functionality)
These products offer functionality for high-density aggregation with a multi-tenant environment to carry out customer system-based online business, batch operations and database operations, along with operations management functionality to efficiently utilize such resources as memory and CPU.
Through these methods, Fujitsu has achieved multi-tenant aggregation while keeping availability and peak usage in mind, as well as enhanced efficiency and cost reductions for cloud migration. Sales Price and Availability of Main ProductsProduct NameSales Price (Excluding Tax)AvailabilityFUJITSU Software Interstage Application Server Enterprise Edition Consolidation Option V11JPY 1.2 MillionOctober 30, 2015FUJITSU Software Symfoware Server Consolidation Option V12JPY 1.52 MillionFUJITSU Software Systemwalker Service Quality Coordinator Enterprise Edition Consolidation Option V15JPY 200,000
4. FUJITSU Cloud Service MobileSUITE, mobile usage platform service (enhanced functionality)
In addition to existing mobile applications, content, and device management functions, Fujitsu will newly add push notifications, storage, voice recognition and other general functions that can be used with mobile application development, as well as system linkage API management and API gateway and other functions as a Business System Linkage Option, in order to efficiently connect customers' business systems with mobile applications. This will help to realize a transformation in work styles through the further use of smart devices. Sales Price and Availability of FUJITSU Cloud Service MobileSUITE Business System Linkage OptionProduct NameSales Price (Excluding Tax)AvailabilityFUJITSU Cloud Service MobileSUITE Business System Linkage OptionIndividual quoteDecember 1, 2015
5. FUJITSU Cloud Service IoT Platform, IoT data usage platform service (enhanced functionality)
To FUJITSU Cloud Service IoT Platform, a cloud service for collecting and using a variety of sensor data, Fujitsu has now added new Dynamic Resource Controller Functionality. By automatically controlling all of the data processing resources deployed across a wide area network, this functionality can maintain an optimal service operation status in response to changes in the usage environment. This functionality incorporates world-first technologies, such as an algorithm that rapidly calculates the optimal disposition of each resource, providing stable real-time services without need for case-by-case responses to the unique issues that arise with IoT, such as the sudden surges in communications volume which can occur in large-scale IoT systems. Sales Price and Availability of FUJITSU Cloud Service IoT PlatformProduct NameSales Price (Excluding Tax)AvailabilityFUJITSU Cloud Service IoT PlatformSet-up fee: JPY 50,000 Service fee: from JPY 50,000/MonthFebruary 29, 2016 (Version incorporating new functionality)
6. Three Hybrid IT Services products, managed services (new)
Fujitsu has systematized its tailored lifecycle services offerings, from planning, design and migration to operation, as Hybrid IT Services, offered for a wide range of systems, from on-premises to cloud-based. Using unique standardized methods based on experience developed through improving system operation for over 600 companies, Fujitsu will automate migration and operations and also employ templates to build optimized hybrid environments and globally support one-stop operations, from infrastructure to applications. Sales Price and Availability of Three Hybrid IT Services productsProduct NameSales Price (Excluding Tax)AvailabilityFUJITSU Managed Infrastructure Service Cloud DesignIndividual quoteDecember 1, 2015FUJITSU Managed Infrastructure Service IntegrationFUJITSU Managed Infrastructure Service Service Management
Chet Kapoor, Apigee CEO
"Fujitsu's K5 cloud service lowers the barrier for Fujitsu customers to deliver the fast and agile innovation important for today's successful digital businesses. Apigee is proud to provide the API management platform for this important Fujitsu initiative, building on our work with Fujitsu to support its internal IT transformation. We look forward to further collaboration to advance Fujitsu's and its customers' digital business success with Apigee API management."
Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.
Takuya Kohara, Senior Managing Executive Officer, General Manager Enterprise and Partner Group Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.
"Microsoft welcomes Fujitsu Limited and the partner ecosystem starting to deliver its Digital Business Platform, "MetaArc" to meet increasing customer demands for the business innovation with the new multi-cloud framework and enhanced portfolio represented by Fujitsu Cloud A5 for Microsoft Azure and Fujitsu Cloud Service K5. Microsoft and Fujitsu have been collaborating on the strategic alliance and leading the cloud solution market by Fujitsu Cloud A5, A5+, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online. Microsoft looks forward to helping a wider range of customers leverage the multi-cloud solutions of Microsoft and Fujitsu and their innovative customer evidences in IoT, Security and Business Productivity solutions."
Red Hat K.K.
Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, Interim President, Red Hat K.K. Senior Vice President & General Manager, Asia Pacific Japan, Red Hat Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
"Red Hat and Fujitsu have long collaborated to deliver value to enterprise customers. Open source technology has been a leading driver in innovations cloud, mobile, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Because of this, and through our ongoing collaboration with Fujitsu as part of Red Hat's Certified Cloud and Service Provider Program, I am happy that users of the world's leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the advancements in Fujitsu's MetaArc platform."
Trend Micro Incorporated
Akihiko Omikawa, Executive Vice President, Trend Micro Incorporated
Trend Micro is pleased with the announcement of MetaArc by FUJITSU. Trend Micro Deep Security as a Service, which provides comprehensive server security platform has been incorporated into FUJITSU Cloud Service K5, consisting of the core cloud base of MetaArc. We believe this will help better provide customers with safe digital transformation to accelerate their businesses.
Ajay Patel, Senior Vice President, Product Development, Cloud Services, VMware
"VMware welcomes Fujitsu's MetaArc Digital Business Platform. Fujitsu is an important partner within the VMware vCloud Air Network, and we are pleased to expand our partnership with Fujitsu to help accelerate enterprise customers' adoption of cloud services."
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