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Fujitsu has launched a self-service cloud platform for UK customers.
The Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform is already available in Japan, Australia and Singapore and is, as the name suggests, being rolled-out worldwide. The idea is to give companies direct control over managing their cloud-based infrastructure as well as protect their business information.
The data, the company is quick to point out, stays in the UK. Since February Fujitsu has had a Tier III certification on its London North data centre – the first in Europe to achieve it.
In making the announcement Fujitsu said that at the heart of the cloud offering was a self-service portal that allowed organisations to retain full control and management with “a massive leap forward in terms of ICT productivity, flexibility and agility”. It includes drag-and-drop functionality so system managers can easily change the configuration of servers, hard disks or load balancers. Applications can be installed or firewall policies changed, all from a simple drop-down menu.
The service, which is chargeable by the hour, is available immediately and businesses getting on board early can take advantage of a free 30-day trial.
Fujitsu UK’s business manager for cloud computing, Declan Monaghan, the cloud was driving a more agile, responsive and innovative approach to IT.
“However, we know that organisations moving to the new cloud model of working need the assurance that they are working with a provider they can trust and one they can work with as their use of applications in the cloud grows and evolves,” he said. “As an ICT provider working with some of the UK’s most high profile organisations Fujitsu fits that bill.”