Fujitsu Builds New Data Center: Part of Massive Fujitsu Cloud Initiative

24 Aug 2014 by Technology

"Adding to the 2 million-plus square feet of space it currently has in North America, Asia, and Europe, Fujitsu will take the wraps off three new Tier III data centers'”two in the U.S. (New York and California) and one in Canada (Regina, Saskatchewan)'”where the vendor will deploy big data analysis, IaaS, cloud applications, secure storage, and disaster recovery. Existing Fujitsu data centers around the world include those in Dallas, Montreal, and Trinidad.

Fujitsu's Massive Cloud Initiative

In addition, Fujitsu's extensive customer base of Japan Originated Companies, or JOC, will benefit from the Japanese bilingual services offered at these brand-new locations.

""Companies across the world are demanding more enhanced services and solutions to help them realize their globalization ambitions,"" said Bob Pryor, head of Americas and corporate vice president of Fujitsu Ltd. ""By delivering Japanese bilingual data-center capabilities, Fujitsu further demonstrates its long-standing commitment to helping customers achieve their business objectives'¦.""

In July, Fujitsu re-asserted its commitment to the cloud'”and its Fujitsu Cloud Initiative'”by announcing plans to pour $2 billion into its IaaS , PaaS , SaaS, and cloud integration services in the next two years. At the time, analysts at Frost & Sullivan acknowledged that Fujitsu is a viable competitor in the cloud space, and the vendor made note of its accomplishments in the market, including an 88 percent jump in capacity for its Cloud IaaS Private Hosted solutions and an increase of 38 percent in the capacity of its Cloud IaaS Trusted Public S5 offering in 2013.

Earlier this month, the ICT company inked a deal with Arrow Electronics adding its full line of enterprise products'”among them, its Primequest x86 servers and Eternus storage systems'”to the distributor's line card. Under that same agreement, Arrow and its channel partners gained access to Fujitsu's converged infrastructure and SAP HANA, as well as some other data-center offerings."

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