Fujitsu will start selling its Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for Microsoft Azure Stack in the US and Europe. This vertically integrated platform represents the latest development in Fujitsu’s global systems integrator partnership with Microsoft, delivering comprehensive support for the deployment of Microsoft Azure Stack. Further expansion across the globe is expected in stages at a later date.
Fujitsu‘s new cloud solution would allow end users to quickly build cloud environments that satisfy the stringent requirements for security, compliance, and availability essential for the reliable, continuous operation of mission-critical systems, while simultaneously supporting a smooth implementation of hybrid cloud.
Features of Fujitsu’s Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for Microsoft Azure Stack product would include:
- Optimal for migrating “mission-critical” systems to the cloud.
By turning “mission-critical” systems into private cloud systems using Azure Stack, it would become possible for customers to enjoy access to Microsoft Azure services on a central operations system, including dedicated applications and system development tools, in an on-premises environment. Azure Stack comes included as standard on all Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY systems, which would support mission-critical systems that demand high performance and large volumes of memory.This means that in the future, when customers use this service to connect to Azure, the public cloud, they can standardize user interfaces and data assets between the private cloud environment they have built and Azure, making it easy to build a hybrid cloud.
- Quickly and reliably build cloud environments
By providing hardware such as servers and switches in pre-tested, vertically integrated configurations when deploying a system, Fujitsu would help customers “quickly and reliably” set up private cloud systems.Fujitsu’s deployment service, offered in collaboration with Microsoft, delivers comprehensive support for building system infrastructure optimally suited for customer processes, from initial discussions to deployment and construction.
- Increased efficiency in operations management
Fujitsu, in collaboration with Microsoft, supports customer systems with a maintenance system with 24-hour availability. By using Fujitsu Software Infrastructure Manager, Fujitsu’s operations management software, customers can also manage infrastructure including servers, storage, and network devices, in a unified manner. Fujitsu’s software solutions make it possible for customers to monitor hardware and discover abnormalities as soon as possible through a dashboard, contributing to reduced operations management man-hours.
Approximately 140,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. The company reported consolidated revenues of 4.1 trillion yen ($39 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.