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Fujitsu offers BYO cloud solution

For government IT managers looking for a “single pane of glass” solution for managing existing systems and cloud services, Fujitsu has introduced a set of technologies designed to help IT organizations set up a "bring your own cloud" strategy.

The firm’s Cloud Integration Platform will let enterprises work with cloud services, whether public or private, and non-cloud applications through a single portal. Fujitsu says its approach enables IT departments to adopt the cloud services in a way that applies appropriate governance and controls.

The new products will go into beta testing in December 2013 through an early-adopter program. They will be available for deployment on- and off-premise and may be managed internally or be delivered as a managed service.

Fujitsu said the new offering covers:

  • Provisioning to simplify and centralize provisioning of cloud resources: infrastructure, platforms and software
  • Integration of processes, services, data, and systems, including both cloud-based and on-premise services and applications
  • Service management
  • Access control to provide unified control over who has access to IT systems
  • Data management protection

"The 'candy store' of irresistible cloud services continues to grow in range and complexity — enticing customers from all corners of the enterprise to 'have cloud their way,'" said Vernon Turner, IDC's senior vice president of Enterprise Infrastructure, Consumer, Network, Telecom and Sustainability Research.

“IDC forecasts that public IT cloud services spending will grow at five times the rate of the IT industry as a whole, so the next big challenge for CIOs is how to simplify the way they combine and manage these services, particularly when they are delivered by multiple providers.”

Turner said the Fujitsu platform will help organizations create a “seamless application, data, and management environments across their in-house ICT (information and communication technology)."

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