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."