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Fujitsu enhances suite of private Cloud platform products with support for OpenStack

21 May 2014 Tokyo - Fujitsu is offering private Cloud products and services that support OpenStack, the open Cloud environment, to meet diverse customer Cloud needs in the era of Cloud computing. To support an open Cloud environment, Fujitsu is offering a private Cloud platform product based on OpenStack technology and an integrated service catalogue management portal product for hybrid Cloud environments that combine private and public Clouds. The company is also offering support services for building and operating Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, the OpenStack distribution from Red Hat Inc.

Fujitsu has long been an active participant in Japan's open source software (OSS) community, and it has a wealth of experience deploying Cloud systems. With its track record in applying Linux and other OSS to mission critical systems, and with its development and support unit of 700 Japan based people involved in OpenStack and other OSS projects, Fujitsu delivers safe and reliable open Cloud environments.

Today, customer Cloud use is growing enormously, but the burgeoning variety of different Cloud services and systems has led to poor compatibility between Clouds and extreme difficulties in migrating applications. As a result, there is increasing interest in OSS that offers a standard Application Programming Interface (API), an essential element in enabling compatible connections between Clouds.

Fujitsu has been providing OSS products and services since 1999, when it supported Linux on its PC servers, and since then it has supported the Eucalyptus Cloud platform and Apache CloudStack.

With this enhancement to bring OpenStack support to its private Cloud products and services, Fujitsu is providing its customers with optimal Cloud environments for a variety of usage scenarios.

With a support organisation of 700 Japan based people for OSS, including system engineers for development and front-end interface work, primarily through its OSS Integration Center, Fujitsu provides one-stop support for customers using OSS, covering the complete life-cycle, from the proposal stage to pre-qualification, design, configuration, and support.

Fujitsu middleware support for OpenStack is offering hybrid Clouds using OSS to connect a variety of Cloud environments. Systemwalker Service Catalog Manager, which integrates the management of Cloud service catalogues and is accessed through the Cloud portal, has been enhanced to support multi-Cloud environments that use the OpenStack API. This enables integrated management of everything from private Clouds, including on-premises Clouds, to the public Clouds of Cloud providers.

In the future, Fujitsu plans to offer workload-management software that will automate the process of distributing and operating workloads in Cloud environments.

Fujitsu middleware support for OpenStack is also offering open private Cloud platforms using OpenStack

ServerView Resource Orchestrator, which is private Cloud platform software for efficiently managing, operating, and using ICT resources, including servers, storage, and networks, has been enhanced to support the OpenStack API. This allows it to be used out of the box with other applications and tools that support OpenStack.

As a first step, it can be used with MidoNet, the network-virtualization solution from Midokura, whichCRN Magazinenamed one of the ten virtualization-technology start-up companies to watch.

Fujitsu has strengthened its OSS Cloud Platform Configuration Services that use Fujitsu hardware for OSS support, and in addition to support for Citrix CloudPlatform, Apache CloudStack, and Eucalyptus all of which are available in Japan, as well as SUSE Cloud in Germany, Operations Support Services have been made newly available to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. These enhancements make it possible to build platform environments using OpenStack.

Radhesh Balakrishnan, General Manager, Virtualization and OpenStack, Red Hat Inc. stated: "Red Hat welcomes the expansion of the OpenStack ecosystem with Fujitsu supporting OpenStack on its hardware and in its private Cloud platform software and Cloud portal. We also welcome higher sales of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform as a result of Fujitsu's OSS Cloud Platform Configuration Services and Operations Support Services. Red Hat and Fujitsu have worked together to provide mission-critical IT platform products and services, and Red Hat looks forward to continuing this close collaboration to provide its customers with high-quality products and services."

Dan Mihai Dumitriu, Co-Founder & CEO, Midokura stated: "We are extraordinarily pleased to be able to work with Fujitsu to provide Cloud solutions. The support for MidoNet in Fujitsu Software ServerView Resource Orchestrator will make it easy to deploy virtual networks with unprecedented levels of flexibility and expandability. We are confident that we will be able to bring even more customers the benefits of easily building and operating flexible IT platforms."
Source: Fujitsu

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Primeur weekly 2014-05-26

Special

The N4S Programme is building new infrastructure for industrial software applications ...

The Sprint-model in large projects ...

Interview with David Wallom about the launch of the Federated Cloud as a production service ...

David Wallom to recommend the EGI Federated Cloud as a production IaaS infrastructure for the European Economic Area ...

The Cloud

Fujitsu enhances suite of private Cloud platform products with support for OpenStack ...

Oracle Managed Cloud Services earns elite status for federal deployments ...

SoftLayer helps Mankind Pharma drive business growth ...

EuroFlash

Bull aims at delivering operational excellence for IT Departments ...

Computer models helping unravel the science of life? ...

Improved computer simulations enable better calculation of interfacial tension ...

Atos to acquire Bull to create a European global leader in Cloud, Cybersecurity, and Big Data ...

USFlash

TDC provides core video expertise for largest-ever light festival Vivid Sydney ...

Scientists study biomechanics behind amazing ant strength ...

The University of Tsukuba in Japan puts additional Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer into production ...

Mellanox collaborates with DataON to provide Cluster-in-a-Box storage appliance ...

Supermicro announces storage solutions optimized for extreme scale-out object-storage applications ...

Don't blink: NIST studies why quantum dots suffer from 'fluorescence intermittency' ...

Red Hat delivers powerful new capabilities in OpenShift Enterprise 2.1 ...

Inventors of Analytics System forerunner inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame ...

UChicago to lead quantum engineering research team ...

New analysis eliminates a potential speed bump in quantum computing ...

Advance brings 'hyperbolic metamaterials' closer to reality ...

NIWA supercomputer back on-line ...