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Primeur weekly 2014-03-03

The Cloud

IBM to acquire Cloudant: Open, Cloud database service helps organisations simplify mobile, web app and Big Data development ...

SUSE Cloud 3 now available, based on OpenStack Havana release ...

Oracle buys BlueKai ...

IBM launches pay-as-you-go model to quickly get clients on Cloud storage ...

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service now generally available in Europe ...

VMware completes acquisition of AirWatch ...

Adaptive Computing introduces Big Workflow to accelerate insights that inspire data-driven decisions giving the business a distinct competitive advantage ...

IBM invests $1 billion to deliver unique Platform-as-a-Service capabilities to connect enterprise data and applications to the Cloud ...

Fujitsu launches A5 for Windows Azure public Cloud service based on strengthened alliance with Microsoft ...

Desktop Grids

HTC aims to create a supercomputer with "HTC Power to Give" ...

BOINCCalculator 0.5.1 released ...

EuroFlash

PRACE 8th Call for Proposals closes with larger allocations on all systems ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing allocates ~440 million computing core hours to European research ...

IBM challenges mobile developers to bring the power of Watson to the palm of your hand ...

ISC'14 to launch Exhibitors Innovation Forum on June 24-25 ...

HP helps telcos deploy new offerings in minutes, rather than months, with network functions virtualization ...

Intel announces family of virtualization platforms for industrial systems ...

USFlash

Rogue Wave shows off new analysis toolchain for software risk mitigation ...

OpenMP ARB releases new Mission Statement ...

Fujitsu delivers new levels of in-memory computing performance and x86 mission-critical uptime with PRIMEQUEST 2000 series ...

New record set for data-transfer speeds ...

University of New Mexico gains supercomputer from the New Mexico Consortium ...

Nova Southeastern University will ramp up research with its first supercomputer ...

Gartner says 2013 worldwide server market grew 2.1 percent in shipments, while revenue decreased 4.5 percent for the year ...

NIH and George Washington University researchers partner to accelerate genomics research using Internet2's 100G network ...

Fujitsu launches A5 for Windows Azure public Cloud service based on strengthened alliance with Microsoft


25 Feb 2014 Tokyo - Fujitsu has made available Fujitsu Cloud PaaS A5 for Windows Azure, an upgrade to its public Cloud based on Windows Azure, as part of a new alliance with Microsoft Corporation. The public Cloud based on Windows Azure that Fujitsu has provided from its data centres since August 2011 will be renamed as A5 for Windows Azure, with the service environment shifted to the data centres that Microsoft has established in Japan.

This move will allow Fujitsu to make the latest features in Windows Azure available from Microsoft's data centres in Japan, and charge the same price as Microsoft charges for Windows Azure. As before, Fujitsu will continue to provide 24 value-added services, including 24/7 Japanese-language support, Windows Azure-compatible software, application services that run on A5 for Windows Azure, data back-up and operation-monitoring services.

Fujitsu has positioned A5 for Windows Azure as a public Cloud service in its Fujitsu Cloud Initiative, which systematizes the products and services it offers for the Cloud. It will also offer one-stop shopping for the building of hybrid Clouds, which are increasingly in demand.

In preparation for enhancing its hybrid Cloud services, on November 20, 2013 Fujitsu announced a line-up of products and services for its private Cloud - hosted and on-premises - domain. Today, Fujitsu begins offering the public Cloud domain A5 for Windows Azure:

1. Provision of high-quality value-added services from Fujitsu

Along with the 24/7 Japanese language support that Fujitsu offers, customers can take advantage of a total of 24 value-added services, including software and operations monitoring services that help to keep A5 for Windows Azure running smoothly and securely.

2. Reliable support for Cloud transitioning and global use of Windows Azure services

With Fujitsu Cloud Integration Service, customers have access to an unbroken chain of support, from planning and construction to operation, including network environment design for use with Cloud environments, connecting existing IT systems, and security measures. This is demonstrated by the thorough service that extends from rapid system construction to operations management after the system has gone on-line, and includes use of the same services from Microsoft in Western and Eastern Japan and in 10 other regions worldwide, as well as when shifting customers' application assets to the Cloud.

With this upgrade and owing to its newly strengthened alliance with Microsoft, Fujitsu can directly enter into Windows Azure service agreements with its customers, and can also provide fully metered services to all customers.

As a result, Fujitsu can offer one-stop shopping for customers, building hybrid Cloud environments that combine A5 for Windows Azure with private hosted or on-premises infrastructure-type Cloud services.

"Microsoft is delighted that Fujitsu has started offering its A5 for Windows Azure public Cloud service. Microsoft and Fujitsu began collaborating on Cloud-related projects in 2009, and, as Microsoft realigns itself as a device and services company, Fujitsu, with its strong integration capabilities, its application development expertise, and its many solutions, is an important global collaborator. In the future, I look forward to Microsoft and Fujitsu collaborating not only in the Cloud sector but across a wide range of sectors, including Big Data and mobile devices, bringing together the two companies' technologies to give customers new ways of using information technology", stated Yasuyuki Higuchi, President and CEO, Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.

Source: Fujitsu

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Primeur weekly 2014-03-03

The Cloud

IBM to acquire Cloudant: Open, Cloud database service helps organisations simplify mobile, web app and Big Data development ...

SUSE Cloud 3 now available, based on OpenStack Havana release ...

Oracle buys BlueKai ...

IBM launches pay-as-you-go model to quickly get clients on Cloud storage ...

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service now generally available in Europe ...

VMware completes acquisition of AirWatch ...

Adaptive Computing introduces Big Workflow to accelerate insights that inspire data-driven decisions giving the business a distinct competitive advantage ...

IBM invests $1 billion to deliver unique Platform-as-a-Service capabilities to connect enterprise data and applications to the Cloud ...

Fujitsu launches A5 for Windows Azure public Cloud service based on strengthened alliance with Microsoft ...

Desktop Grids

HTC aims to create a supercomputer with "HTC Power to Give" ...

BOINCCalculator 0.5.1 released ...

EuroFlash

PRACE 8th Call for Proposals closes with larger allocations on all systems ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing allocates ~440 million computing core hours to European research ...

IBM challenges mobile developers to bring the power of Watson to the palm of your hand ...

ISC'14 to launch Exhibitors Innovation Forum on June 24-25 ...

HP helps telcos deploy new offerings in minutes, rather than months, with network functions virtualization ...

Intel announces family of virtualization platforms for industrial systems ...

USFlash

Rogue Wave shows off new analysis toolchain for software risk mitigation ...

OpenMP ARB releases new Mission Statement ...

Fujitsu delivers new levels of in-memory computing performance and x86 mission-critical uptime with PRIMEQUEST 2000 series ...

New record set for data-transfer speeds ...

University of New Mexico gains supercomputer from the New Mexico Consortium ...

Nova Southeastern University will ramp up research with its first supercomputer ...

Gartner says 2013 worldwide server market grew 2.1 percent in shipments, while revenue decreased 4.5 percent for the year ...

NIH and George Washington University researchers partner to accelerate genomics research using Internet2's 100G network ...