Fujitsu today announced the availability of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in Japan, starting October 1, 2010. This new IaaS public cloud service will enable customers to utilize servers and other ICT infrastructure across a network on an on-demand basis.
The IaaS public cloud service delivers bundled virtualized ICT infrastructure from Fujitsu’s datacenters, providing resources on a metered-use billing system that is based on customer usage. For business processes such as end-of-the-month accounting and unscheduled system development, in which reliability and scalability are essential, the service allows the utilization of low-cost ICT system resources on an as-needed, when-needed basis, without the need of having to build individual ICT systems.
From the end of May to September 2010, Fujitsu offered the new IaaS public cloud service on a trial basis to 200 companies and has recently added a variety of highly-requested new features, including new configuration templates for virtualized ICT systems, network connectivity, and user community functionality. Fujitsu is now launching a commercial version of the service that delivers heightened reliability and convenience.
Overview of On-Demand Virtual System Service:
Fujitsu’s IaaS public cloud, known as On-Demand Virtual System Service, is a pay-as-you-go service that delivers bundled virtualized ICT infrastructure, including server and storage functionality as well as network and security features, in accordance with the customer’s needs over a network.
By utilizing this service, customers can avoid having to build their own ICT systems in times when ICT infrastructure is only temporarily needed such as the development and verification of internal business systems or for business systems for which there are wide fluctuations in capacity requirements. Customers can simply utilize an ICT system environment by simply accessing Fujitsu’s datacenters when they need it, thereby significantly reducing ICT system costs.
The service is expected to be employed as an ICT system in new areas, such as agriculture, where up until now the cost and effort of deploying, operating, and maintaining ICT systems had become an obstacle to their broader use.
Global Deployment of On-Demand Virtual System Service:
Fujitsu plans to gradually roll out On-Demand Virtual System Service in Australia, Singapore, US, UK and Continental Europe, in fiscal 2010.
Fujitsu’s Initiatives in Standardizing Cloud Computing:
Fujitsu has been a standing member of the board of directors of DMTF(1), an international standards committee for operations management and virtualization technologies, for many years. Recently, Fujitsu has worked to promote the API(2) standardization of IaaS cloud services and has proposed its On-Demand Virtual System Service as one such example. In the future, Fujitsu will continue to work to actively promote the standardization and open development of cloud computing. As well, Fujitsu will work to ensure that customers are not locked in to a particular cloud platform and are able to freely choose cloud service providers or enterprise datacenters that best meet their needs.
|Service||Pricing (excluding tax)||Availability|
|On-Demand Virtual System Service||From JPY 25/hour (per virtual server)||October 1, 2010|