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Fujitsu Announces Cloud Computing Strategy in Tokyo

Four-Pronged Strategy: Infrastructure, Applications, Activities, and Content

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Fujitsu, often a forgotten giant in the US, has announced a new, four-pronged Cloud Computing strategy that it calls "human-centric" and was developed "by looking at changes in society and how technology can help people cope with those changes," according to Fujitsu corporate senior executive vice president Kazuo Ishida.

The Japanese giant has 175,000 employees worldwide and consolidated revenues of $47 billion, but has not been routinely mentioned in the top tier of potential Cloud Computing Leaders. Ishida tacitly recognizes this, noting during the announcement, which was made in Tokyo, that "in Japan, we have been successful in conducting trials involving ICT infrastructures in areas such as agriculture and healthcare. Through these offerings, we aim to become a leader in providing these types of services around the world."

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London-based Richard Christou, who carries the same title as Ishida, promised during the announcement that "Fujitsu will deliver a standardized cloud service through the deployment of our global cloud platform. To address the other modes of our consumption model, we will be making further announcements, including in conjunction with our key partners, in the coming months. Fujitsu is now in a position to work with customers to deliver the benefits of cloud."

Fujitsu's view of Cloud Computing entails four modes of consumption: infrastructure, application, activity, and content. The company says its customers will be offered "non-disruptive" ways of working within any or all of these modes. "Fujitsu already offers cloud platforms regionally for the infrastructure mode, and this offering is being reinforced from today with the global deployment of a standardized cloud platform," the company said in an official statement. "Provision of services from this platform will be offered on a trial basis starting May 2010 (to be made commercially available in October 2010) in Japan, followed by Australia, Singapore, USA, the UK and Continental Europe, through to March 2011."

The announcement came just as Cloud Expo in New York was concluding, and as things ramp up for the Sixth International Cloud Expo in Prague.

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Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040) is Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research, with offices in Illinois and Manila. He is Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, and Editor of SYS-CON Media's CloudComputing BigData & IoT Journals. He holds a BA from Knox College & conducted MBA studies at CSU-East Bay.

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