The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2016-03-10T04:24:23Z Mizuho Bank and Fujitsu Trial Blockchain to Streamline Cross-Border Securities Transaction Settlements 2016-03-10T04:24:23Z mizuho-bank-and-fujitsu-trial-blockchain-to-streamline-cross-border-securities-transaction-settlements Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Fujitsu Limited, and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. have announced that they have jointly conducted an operational trial using blockchain technology(1) - which makes it practically impossible to tamper with transaction histories - to shorten the processing time for cross-border securities transactions, from the current three days to same-day settlement.   Combining Mizuho Bank's expertise in post-trade processes as a leading Japanese custodian bank with the expertise of Fujitsu and Fujitsu Laboratories in designing and building payment systems, as well as in applied blockchain technology, the companies plan to utilize their respective strengths to create an exceptionally convenient financial system that reduces the risks associated with cross-border securities transactions, such as price fluctuations.  Background Due to the complexity of the process for cross-border securities transactions, it usually takes three days from trade execution to final settlement. This is because at each step in the process, from when the trade is initiated at the securities exchange to the actual settlement, a great deal of time is spent checking the settlement instructions and transaction content for inconsistencies. As the asset manager is exposed to such risks as price fluctuations if the counterparty goes bankrupt during the period between executing the trade and completion of the settlement, it is desirable to shorten the settlement process.   Previously, there have been attempts to reduce the number of days required for settlement by eliminating this sort of complicated instruction checking process and sharing data through centralized management. However, issues such as the large cost of system operations management made the initiative impractical.  Details of the Joint Trial  1. Goal The goal was to enable low-cost, low-risk cross-border securities transactions by building a system utilizing blockchain technology that can almost instantly share matched trade information in the post-trade process as data that cannot be tampered with, but without building a large-scale settlement system from scratch. This would thereby shorten the time from trade execution to final settlement from the previous three days to the same day (See diagram: Application of blockchain technology to cross-border securities transactions http://www.fujitsu.com/global/Images/20160308-01al_tcm100-2528044.jpg.)  2. Trial Period December 2015 - February 2016 (completed)  3. Operational Trial Summary In conducting this joint trial, Mizuho Bank was responsible for providing its expertise with the securities settlement process, Fujitsu Limited conducted the development, evaluation, and testing of the trial system, and Fujitsu Laboratories undertook the trial application of blockchain technology.   Using the blockchain Open Assets Protocol(2), the three companies built a blockchain-forming system in Fujitsu's cloud environment, recording the information from a confirmation (matched trade information: securities name, quantity of securities, currency code, amount, country of settlement, settlement type, settlement date) as one linked block. In the system, continuously generated blocks containing trade information were chronologically linked as blockchain, becoming information that could not be tampered. And, because the information could be shared between multiple companies, the partners confirmed that it was possible to shorten the time required in the post-trade process.  4. Developments Going Forward The three companies will use the results obtained in this operational trial to consider further the path to practical application of blockchain technology to cross-border securities transactions from March 2016.   [1] Blockchain technology A system where multiple computers connected to a network share and mutually confirm information such as exchange records. Because it lacks a specific manager, it is resistant to tampering and attack. [2] Open Assets Protocol A protocol that represents assets, such as stocks (trade-execution information and so forth), over the transactions of the virtual currency Bitcoin.  About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.     Fujitsu Appointed to NZ Government Telecommunications-as-a-Service Panel 2016-01-19T20:00:00Z fujitsu-appointed-to-nz-government-telecommunications-as-a-service-panel News facts: Fujitsu GoCommunicate Unified Communications service based on Microsoft Skype for Business and pay     monthly per user model Fujitsu brings end-to-end ICT capability to NZ Government Panels  Wellington, 20 January 2016.  Fujitsu is delighted to have been one of the first providers appointed to the New Zealand Government Telecommunications-as-a-Service (TaaS) panel to provide leading edge Unified Communications and overarching Service Aggregation of telecommunications providers.   With the launch of TaaS, government agencies are now able to use Fujitsu’s mature Service Aggregation capability to manage and coordinate their telecommunication providers, enabling agencies to select the best providers in each area while receiving a coordinated and seamless service. This will help break the stranglehold of the major telecommunications providers and promotes greater competition and innovation for the New Zealand market.   Fujitsu partnered with its global partner, Microsoft, to create GoCommunicate, a Government Unified Communications service based on Microsoft’s Skype for Business solution. In a move which sees the end of costly traditional telephone systems, Fujitsu’s GoCommunicate gives agencies an integrated service that brings together IT and communications in a simple monthly fee per user model.   This latest appointment complements Fujitsu’s strong position as an end-to-end ICT provider to the New Zealand Government. Fujitsu is already a leading provider on the Government’s IT Managed Services (ITMS) and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) panels. Under the very successful ITMS panel many major government agencies already use Fujitsu’s Service Aggregation capability for managing their entire ICT vendor environment.   “With the recently updated ITMS service, GoDaaS, and now the new TaaS panel agencies have easy access to an end-to-end ICT service from Fujitsu, without the overheads of a lengthy and expensive procurement process,” said Mike Bullock, General Manager of Sales for Fujitsu New Zealand. “These panels reduce the cost for both the industry and agencies, enabling Government to focus its efforts on using technology to engage with citizens and businesses, and making the public sector more efficient and faster moving.”   The rapid convergence of IT and telecommunications hasn’t always been reflected in the industry commercial models, with traditional telecommunications companies dominating voice calling services, despite the meteoric rise of new-world services such as Skype at home. GoCommunicate brings the familiarity of Skype into the business world and enables seamless communications between citizens and government agencies.   Stuart Stitt, Managing Director, Fujitsu New Zealand, said: “With our highly beneficial commercial model, GoCommunicate helps connect Government, citizens and businesses, using a common and familiar tool. Citizens and businesses will now be able to use Skype to message, talk to and video call Government agencies.”   ENDS  Media contact Collin Duff-Tytler Marketing Programs and Communications Manager Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Tel:   +61 2 9113 9346 Mobile: +61 409 953 349 Email: collin.duff-tytler@au.fujitsu.com  About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.  About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au.   All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.     Fujitsu Extends Data Centre Credentials with New NABERS Energy Efficiency Ratings for its QLD and WA Facilities 2015-11-19T01:37:21Z fujitsu-extends-data-centre-credentials-with-new-nabers-energy-efficiency-ratings-for-its-qld-and-wa-facilities News facts: Fujitsu’s Perth Data Centre achieves 3.5 stars in the NABERS rating scheme. Fujitsu’s Eight Mile Plains facility in Queensland has been awarded a NABERS rating of 3 stars. Fujitsu is only data centre provider in Australia to have secured a NABERS rating for facilities in each state. Fujitsu’s data centres are 27 percent more efficient than the market average and are saving customers over 13 gigawatt hours of electricity per year.  Sydney, 19 November 2015.  Fujitsu today announces its Perth Data Centre has achieved a NABERS Energy for Data Centres rating of 3.5 stars and its Eight Mile Plains facility in Queensland was awarded a rating of 3 stars. This makes Fujitsu the only data centre provider to have secured NABERS energy efficiency and resource use ratings for facilities in each state.   Fujitsu now has five of its six major data centres certified under the national NABERS rating system that measures energy efficiency, water usage, waste management and indoor air quality within the built environment. In 2013 its Noble Park Data Centre in Victoria claimed the accolade of being the first facility in Australia to be certified.   The NABERS rating scheme, which is managed by the NSW Government’s Office of Environment and Heritage, has established that Fujitsu’s five rated data centres are 27 percent more efficient than the market average and are saving its customers over 13 gigawatt hours of electricity per year.   Tom Grosskopf, Director of the Metropolitan Branch at the Office of Environment and Heritage, said, “Once again, Fujitsu is leading the way. To choose NABERS over other, less robust metrics shows that Fujitsu has a real commitment to sustainability and genuine respect for its customers. Today, many businesses rely on data centres. If any of them are trying to pursue a sustainable supply chain they should be looking for assets rated with NABERS – the highest standard for demonstrating energy efficiency.”   The Eight Mile Plains facility was opened in 2006 and incorporates features designed to improve efficiency, including cold aisle containment systems and advanced lighting and cooling systems.   The Malaga Data Centre in WA, opened in November 2010 and now undergoing a $10 million upgrade, was purpose-built with energy efficiency as a prime consideration. Its advanced design incorporates a hybrid cooling system which allows Fujitsu to use free cooling when climatic conditions are suitable, decreasing the cooling load by up to 50 percent and improving the site’s efficiency. Also part of the advanced design is a Diesel Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply (DRUPS), a heat-reflective painted roof, storm-water harvesting and the extensive use of recycled materials.   Fujitsu and its customer Australia Post are featured in a video case study explaining the value of NABERS Energy for Data Centre ratings.   Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: “Fujitsu has a stated vision to 2025 for the development and sustainability of our Data Centres which addresses the challenges of digital transformation and the evolving data needs of an increasingly hyperconnected world. We are taking critical infrastructure in this country to a new level by ensuring our facilities meet the highest standards in energy and resource use. And in turn, our customers are able to secure significant cost savings while contributing to their corporate social responsibilities.”  About NABERS NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) is a government initiative that measures energy efficiency, water usage, waste management and indoor air quality within the built environment and has recently been extended to Data Centres. The key features of NABERS are that it is based on performance rather than design, assessments are carried out by third party 'Accredited Assessors', it is based on third party verifiable data (such as utility bills), ratings undergo government quality assurance checks and it distinguishes between the environmental impact of a building's shared services and its tenancies. While other rating systems across the world share some of these features, none share all of them.   ENDS  Media contact Collin Duff-Tytler Marketing Programs and Communications Manager Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Tel:   +61 2 9113 9346 Mobile: +61 409 953 349 Email: collin.duff-tytler@au.fujitsu.com  About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.  About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au.   All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.     Fujitsu Introduces Game-Changing IoT Edgeware Management Platform in ANZ 2015-11-01T22:30:00Z fujitsu-introduces-game-changing-iot-edgeware-management-platform-in-anz News facts: -          Fujitsu has completed its support capability in Australia and New Zealand for the groundbreaking EdgewareTM management platform to leverage the proliferation of Internet-connected devices. -          Edgeware to provide productivity and efficiency gains to organisations in key operational, highly regulated industries and with complex supply chains. -          Edgeware connects sensors, assets, devices, networks and enterprise systems and turns real-time events and raw data into meaningful and valuable information -          Target verticals include Public Safety, Distribution & Freight, Public Utilities, IT Asset Management, Resource Sector, Healthcare and Manufacturing. Fujitsu today announces the market readiness of its Internet of Things (IoT) Edgeware(TM) management platform for Australia and New Zealand.  Edgeware provides the link between automated identification technology and enterprise applications and is particularly suited for organisations in sectors such as: Public Safety (Police, Firefighting and Emergency Services), Distribution & Freight (ports; postal services; environmental monitoring of sensitive cargo such as chemicals and explosives; cold storage transport and food distribution), Public Utilities, IT Asset Management, Mining and Oil & Gas, Healthcare and Manufacturing.Edgeware provides the link between automated identification technology and enterprise applications and is particularly suited for IT Asset Management  whether increasing inventory accuracy, requiring better real time asset lifecycle management, providing pro-active maintenance, security of goods or quicker and more accurate asset audits.   With the completion of training for its local team of expert architects, developers and industry consultants; a successful Proof of Concept with a Defence sector pilot customer; plus the experience of more than 50+ successful worldwide deployments, Fujitsu is now introducing its game-changing Edgeware platform to this region.   The Edgeware platform provides the link between automated identification technology and enterprise applications. It allows organisations to build a hardware-independent platform with multiple connected sensors, readers, devices, handhelds, networks and other sensors that integrate with rich data from corporate systems. Edgeware also translates raw tag data from fixed or mobile devices into relevant business contexts (intelligence) that can transact activity and automatically integrate to back-end systems, without the need to change enterprise or supply chain systems.   Fujitsu Edgeware is a robust, proven middleware platform that is agnostic to devices, sensors and IT enterprise systems. It comprises a software development kit, workflow components and tools, including a visual emulator for rapid applications development and deployment. Edgeware provides high impact, rapid ROI and short-term payback for organisations in operational areas, particularly those in highly regulated industries or with complex supply chains.   Edgeware is the critical layer for connecting the world of sensors, assets, devices, networks and enterprise systems. The automation of ‘edge’ processes turns real-time events and raw data into meaningful and valuable information to assist in complex decision making. The platform provides the ability to scale quickly and easily. Companies can start with one user case (for example: chain of custody or inventory tracking) and then when ready, deploy multiple user cases and then move to a full IoT platform with real-time analytic capability.   Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: “Having completed the initial investment in our Edgeware capability, we can now position the new platform’s first customers as leaders in leveraging the IoT space. This is for organisations in highly disruptive or competitive markets that are looking to the latest in technological advances to add differentiated value to their operations.”    About Fujitsu EdgewareTM   Worldwide, Fujitsu has successfully deployed more than 50 Edgeware solutions to streamline business processes such as inventory and warehouse management, safety and compliance, supplier management, real-time location as well as asset management and tracking. These deployments have been for customers in industries as diverse as defence, retail, aviation, supply logistics, manufacturing and Hazmat.   With IoT and Big Data creating huge growth potential to the global economy, the number of Internet-connected devices is forecast to grow to 50 billion by 2020. With its Edgeware capability, Fujitsu is now positioned to address the business challenges that will arise from this trend.   ENDS    Online resources Read the Fujitsu blog: http://blog.au.fujitsu.com     Follow Fujitsu on Twitter: http://twitter.com/FujitsuAu Follow us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/fujitsu-australia-limited      Find Fujitsu on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FujitsuICT    Fujitsu pictures and media server: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/pages/portal.php      For regular news updates, bookmark the Fujitsu newsroom: http://ts.fujitsu.com/ps2/nr/index.aspx  Media contact Collin Duff-Tytler Marketing Programs and Communications Manager Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Tel:   +61 2 9113 9346 Mobile: +61 409 953 349 Email: collin.duff-tytler@au.fujitsu.com    About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.  About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au.   All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.       Fujitsu Signs $80 Million 5 Year Managed Infrastructure Services Contract with Link Group 2015-09-30T23:59:16Z fujitsu-signs-80-million-5-year-managed-infrastructure-services-contract-with-link-group News facts: Link Group expects to realise significant IT cost savings across its businesses New 5 year contract for cross-functional platform provided by the Fujitsu Global Delivery Centre All entities managed via single, cost effective service for risk reduction and high availability  Sydney, 1 October 2015. Fujitsu today announced it has signed an AU$80 million Managed Infrastructure Services contract with Link Group, a market-leading global financial services company whose customers include some of Australia’s largest superannuation funds and the world’s largest corporations. As part of the recent acquisition of Superpartners, Link Group will migrate Superpartners client funds from the legacy Superpartners system to the Link Group system known as aaspire by December 2016. At the same time, Link Group is optimising IT spend across all entities to minimise risk and obtain cost efficiencies.   Under the new contract, Link Group’s existing Western Australian business and Superpartners will be migrated to Fujitsu’s delivery model currently in place for Link Group (Eastern States). The delivery model under the new arrangement will include service desk, service delivery management, end-user services, network management, infrastructure support, data centre and project services. These services will be delivered via a combined onsite, onshore and offshore model utilising the Fujitsu Global Delivery Centre as well as local resources.   Link Group expects to realise significant annual savings in IT spending across the Group under the new five year agreement with Fujitsu. Technology innovation, utilising Fujitsu’s broad capability is a key component for driving value from Link Group’s current IT infrastructure and future investment program.   Link Group is growing strongly, via both organic growth and through acquisitions, with the aim of realising benefits from economies of scale as it maintains excellence in customer service and information security. It has acquired over 35 local and international companies since 2004 and the recent acquisition of Superpartners almost doubled the size of the business.   John McMurtrie, Managing Director Link Group, said: “We are driving growth, end user productivity and shareholder value while holding sensitive company and financial information as a trusted, cost-effective service provider. By continuing our proven relationship with Fujitsu we know we’ll receive the best value for our IT spend over the next five years. In addition, we will continue to work with Fujitsu to ensure the highest standards relative to the security of data. With the assurance of predictable IT costs delivered by this new services agreement, Link Group can better plan over the medium term.”   Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: “Fujitsu and the Link Group have developed a deep understanding over our 10-year shared history. We are committed to our expanded role and to creating value for Link through innovation, reduction of risk and continuous improvement aligned with the Fujitsu Technology and Service Vision.”   ENDS    Media contact Collin Duff-Tytler Marketing Programs and Communications Manager Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Tel:   +61 2 9113 9346 Mobile: +61 409 953 349 Email: collin.duff-tytler@au.fujitsu.com      About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.  About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au.     Fujitsu Enables CIOs to Master Hybrid IT 2015-09-25T00:37:00Z fujitsu-enables-cios-to-master-hybrid-it News facts: Fujitsu helps CIOs to deliver Hybrid IT environments without compromising compliance, data security and increasing risk Provides business users with greater agility while ensuring sophisticated operational management control and governance for new cloud-based services Extends standardised managed services and cloud platform capacity Sydney, September 25, 2015 – Fujitsu is placing a strategic focus on enabling CIOs to master increasingly Hybrid IT landscapes – helping them get the balance right between leveraging powerful, cloud-based innovation while robustly managing risks, costs and benefits.   The emergence of Hybrid IT drives the requirement to support business processes delivered by a mixture of internal and external cloud systems. With its ability to deliver managed services for Hybrid IT environments that integrate, optimize and orchestrate cloud-powered IT with existing on-premise IT, Fujitsu enables greater freedom of access to new services. Business users get the speed, scalability and flexibility they need, while Fujitsu at the same time delivers to CIOs the IT operational management mechanisms required to ensure the fundamentals of security, operational management and cost control as well as appropriate governance.   Joel O’Halloran, Senior Vice President, Head of Managed Infrastructure Services and Digital Business Platform, Global Delivery at Fujitsu says: “Hybrid IT is the new reality across many organisations’ IT estates as cloud services become an increasingly important element of overall IT services. CIOs of course recognise the enormous potential that cloud-based services have to offer – but to fully recognise the benefits they need to be properly integrated and managed as part of the wider IT services. Therefore Fujitsu supports its customers by integrating and orchestrating these services with traditional IT so that they can gain sustainable competitive advantage.”   As Fujitsu focuses on empowering CIOs in the Hybrid IT era, the company is extending the range of standardized managed services provided from its Global Delivery Centers and is continuing to invest in cloud platforms. This follows investment over the last two years which has seen Fujitsu grow its global year-on-year revenues for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) by 49 percent last year, with a corresponding 91 percent growth in its virtual cloud IaaS business1. This expansion in the virtual private cloud area reflects customer demand to exploit cloud services that deliver higher levels of control and customization – especially important when enterprises are modernizing their core IT services.  New functionality extends Hybrid IT management tools As part of its commitment to managing Hybrid IT environments, Fujitsu is also introducing new multi-cloud integrated management capabilities. Fujitsu Cloud Services Management is available as a cloud service and builds on the previously announced Fujitsu Cloud Integration Platform enabling unified management of the many different cloud environments spread across different departments within an organisation.   Fujitsu Cloud Services Management provides new functions and a portal for the unified management of usage status, contracts, and costs across an entire company, thereby helping to enhance company-wide IT governance as well as to optimize IT costs and operations. Global rollout – scheduled to begin later this year – will start in Europe.   This approach to managing Hybrid IT can help customers make significant savings on IT operational management costs, regardless of whether services are centrally deployed by the IT department or initiated by individual business units, according to Fujitsu’s estimates. Such an approach to the aggregation, integration and management of Hybrid IT is also helping reconcile a point of contention in many organisations today.   Fujitsu’s capability to support customers’ Hybrid IT landscapes has been evaluated by independent research firm Gartner. The recently published Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Europe2 and Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Asia/Pacific3 both name Fujitsu among the market leaders. Fujitsu also continues to make headway in North America and has recently been named as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, North America4.    Notes to editors 1 Growth figures refer to the 2014/15 fiscal year in comparison to 2013/14 2 Gartner, Inc. ’Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Europe‘ by Claudio Da Rold, Gianluca Tramacere, Gregor Petri, DD Mishra, published July 13, 2015 3 Gartner, Inc. ’Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Asia/Pacific‘ by DD Mishra, Fred Ng, Arup Roy, published September 9, 2015 4 Gartner, Inc. ’Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, North America, by William Maurer, David Edward Ackerman, Christine Tenneson, published July 28, 2015   Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.  Online resources Read the Fujitsu blog: http://blog.ts.fujitsu.com    Follow Fujitsu on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/FujitsuAU Follow us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/fujitsu-australia-limited   Find Fujitsu on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FujitsuAistraliaNewZealand      Fujitsu pictures and media server: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/pages/portal.php      For regular news updates, bookmark the Fujitsu newsroom: http://www.fujitsu.com/au/about/resources/news/press-releases/index.html  Media contacts Collin Duff-Tytler Marketing Programs and Communications Manager Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Tel:   +61 2 9113 9346 Mobile: +61 409 953 349 Email: collin.duff-tytler@au.fujitsu.com  About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.  About Fujitsu Region Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au.   All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice. ###   Fujitsu Body Worn Video solution to improve evidence collection for NSW Police Force 2015-09-17T02:51:12Z fujitsu-body-worn-video-solution-to-improve-evidence-collection-for-nsw-police-force News facts: Fujitsu partners with Australian company m-View® to provide advanced real time evidence gathering tool for officers in the field. Fujitsu PalmSecure offers palm-vein authentication and simplifies administrative processes Sydney, 17 September 2015.  Fujitsu today announced it has signed a contract with the NSW Police Force for a fully self-contained Body Worn Video solution that will improve the ability of field officers to collect evidence and streamline administrative processes. It can also live-stream video feeds from police officers in the field back to operational command units.   Fujitsu has partnered with Australian mobile video streaming technology company, m-View Live Video (m-View®), to develop a fully self-contained solution customised to the needs of the NSW Police Force. It features one of the world’s most rugged and proven body worn cameras - manufactured by FireCam®. Jointly designed by Fujitsu and m-View for the NSW Police Force, the Body Worn Video (BWV) solution incorporates a scalable software platform that includes the storage, search, playback and access controls required to support officers in performing their regular duties and will also secure the chain of custody of digital evidence. For added security, the BWV solution will incorporate one of the most secure and reliable forms of biometric authentication available today, Fujitsu’s unique PalmSecure palm vein reader. This will make it easy for officers to check-in their equipment at the end of each shift with the assurance that the evidence gathered is aligned to the correct source. Fujitsu will assist police in deploying and maintaining the highly innovative solution.   As well as enhancing processes for collection of evidence, the solution is expected to deliver multiple benefits to NSW Police including improvements in customer service, officer training and the reduction of injury to officers while on the job. Additionally a key driver behind the adoption of the solution is the potential for improvements in processes for statement and brief preparation, prosecutions and complaint investigations.   Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: “We know the Body Worn Video solution will have clear benefits for the NSW Police Force in the collection of evidentiary data. Fujitsu has worked on various projects with NSW Police for over a decade and this relationship, along with our experience supporting other police services nationally, has helped us design the answer to their unique needs. We are confident this solution will reduce administrative overheads and provide a mechanism for gathering more reliable evidence.”   NSW Police’s Major Events and Incident Group Commander, Assistant Commissioner Alan Clarke, said: “The Body Worn Video solution will deliver a reliable and direct form of evidence gathering, which will compliment the officer’s written notebook entry. Through earlier trials, it was clear the BWV provides substantial benefits to frontline officers and the community.   Through its National Public Safety Practice, Fujitsu plays a significant role in supporting Police, Emergency Services and Defence in Australia. This practice is currently delivering services across the full consulting and project delivery spectrum.   ENDS  Media contact Collin Duff-Tytler Marketing Programs and Communications Manager Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Tel:   +61 2 9113 9346 Mobile: +61 409 953 349 Email: collin.duff-tytler@au.fujitsu.com  About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.  About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au.   All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.   Fujitsu Delivers Data Protection Appliance for Hybrid IT 2015-09-14T01:54:21Z fujitsu-delivers-data-protection-appliance-for-hybrid-it News facts: New Fujitsu Cloud Backup as a Service (BaaS) Rapid Recovery Appliance addresses growing market for enhancing cloud backup services with on-premise hardware Pre-configured solution enables fast, resilient data protection with highly efficient use of network bandwidth, recovery at Local Area Network speed and minimal storage footprint Fujitsu technology, solutions and services heritage combined with partner solutions from Seagate ensure backup peace-of-mind, enabling network-wide optimization and end-to-end security Sydney, September 14, 2015 – Fujitsu today introduces the new Fujitsu Cloud Backup as a Service Rapid Recovery Appliance, which enhances the globally available Fujitsu Cloud Backup as a Service (BaaS) solution to deliver faster, more resilient and more robust security features. This pre-configured solution provides the flexible data protection approach needed in a hybrid IT model where business processes are supported by a mixture of on-premise and external cloud services. It combines the benefits of a backup and recovery appliance with cloud-based backup strategies – such as pay-as-you-grow pricing and data security – to ensure an organization’s data is secure and readily recoverable, no matter whether the application resides in the cloud or on traditional IT.   Speedy recovery is key following the loss or corruption of critical data. Fujitsu’s pre-configured solution is deployed on-premise to ensure recovery at Local Area Network (LAN) speeds, which are faster than cloud-based data transfers. This new Fujitsu BaaS solution automatically replicates data to the secure cloud for offsite data protection and allows for the rapid recovery of recent local backup data while using secure cloud-based services to hold backup data in an easily-accessible vault. Thanks to the use of advanced deduplication from technology partner Seagate, Fujitsu can minimize the amount of data transferred via the network, while sophisticated data compression ensures minimal storage footprints, helping reduce space requirements and associated costs.   James Jefferd, Global Offering Manager, Fujitsu said: “With an ever-increasing trend toward consuming IT via a cloud service delivery model, IT buyers are focused on easy-to-integrate cloud offerings that combine the benefits of cloud with existing assets. The Fujitsu BaaS Rapid Recovery Appliance does this and means clients can replace traditional on-site, tape-based backup with disk-based solutions that are agile, scalable, simple to use and secure. Combining the capability of the Fujitsu cloud-based service with the new appliance delivers a very flexible backup architecture that can be managed from anywhere yet be highly distributed.”   According to Gartner analyst Dave Russell: “Public cloud options are becoming increasingly considered for server workloads, especially for remote-office and departmental computing environments. While most organizations cite concerns over security as their top cloud issue, the greater issue is often latency, as data encryption and key management are well-established methods for protecting off-site backup data. This means that an on-premises, local copy of the data, or at least the most recent backup of the most critical data, is best practice. Thus, a disk-to-disk-to-cloud (D2D2C) model is emerging.”[1]   Michael J. Palmer SVP, GM EVault a Seagate Company, said: "This offering combines both global reach and proven cloud expertise. Fujitsu has deeply integrated Seagate's market-leading backup and recovery solutions into a winning combination for customers.”   Protecting every link in the data-protection chain, Fujitsu Cloud BaaS end-to-end security addresses front-end, over-the-wire and at-rest encryption for local and cloud-based backup vaults. The comprehensive 256-bit AES encryption ensures data security at all times. Data is encrypted in-flight and at-rest in the onsite appliance backup vault and cloud backup vault. The BaaS Rapid Recovery Appliance also provides automated, continuous cloud replication, helping reduce costs and resource requirements while also leveraging Fujitsu’s global cloud capabilities. The Fujitsu Global Support Model provides customers with expertise and support in maximizing the benefits of this cloud and on-premise backup and recovery solution via a 24x7 service desk.   Fujitsu has 30 years of experience in the delivery of backup and recovery services to private and public sector organizations across the globe. The company today manages more than 250,000 servers and 196 Petabytes of data for its customers.  Pricing and availability Fujitsu Backup as a Service and Fujitsu Backup as a Service Rapid Recovery Appliance are available globally.  Notes to editors   1 Gartner “Best Practices for Repairing the Broken State of Backup,” 15 August 2013 G00252768, by Dave Russell, reviewed for accuracy on 18 February 2015  Online resources Fujitsu Backup as a Service and Rapid Recovery Appliance: http://www.fujitsu.com/global/services/infrastructure/iaas/baas/ Read the Fujitsu blog: http://blog.ts.fujitsu.com Follow Fujitsu on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/FujitsuAu Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fujitsu-australia-limited      Find Fujitsu on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FujitsuAustraliaNewZealand      Fujitsu pictures and media server: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/pages/portal.php          For regular news updates, bookmark the Fujitsu newsroom: http://www.fujitsu.com/au/about/resources/news/press-releases/index.html  Media contact Collin Duff-Tytler Marketing Programs and Communications Manager Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Tel:   +61 2 9113 9346 Mobile: +61 409 953 349 Email: collin.duff-tytler@au.fujitsu.com   About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.  About Fujitsu Region Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au.   All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.     ###     Fujitsu to Invest A$12.2M in Western Sydney Data Centre Upgrade 2015-07-30T00:15:32Z fujitsu-to-invest-a-12-2m-in-western-sydney-data-centre-upgrade Fujitsu today announced that it is investing $12.2 million in power infrastructure and internal capacity upgrades to its Western Sydney Data Centre (WSDC). The company signed an agreement with Connect Infrastructure last month, marking the start of a six month project that will significantly increase the capacity of the site allowing for future expansion and growth.   The Fujitsu Data Centre 2025 Roadmap, announced in May 2015, details the strategic direction for its seven data centres across Australia. It outlines how the company is to take advantage of rapidly evolving infrastructure technologies that maximise performance, reliability, data security and sustainability. This project is the second initiative from the Roadmap, with a $10 million upgrade of Fujitsu’s Malaga data centre in Perth to Tier IV certification announced in May.   The Fujitsu WSDC project has two components – a $7 million power infrastructure upgrade and a $5.2 million upgrade of internal infrastructure capacity. Two 33kV high voltage feeders will be installed, which will run in two separate underground routes approximately 3.5 km each from the Blacktown Endeavour Energy Transmission Station to the Data Centre and provide an additional 30MVA of power capacity to the site. Construction will commence in early August.   Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: “We are seeing an ever increasing demand from our customers for enterprise-grade data centre facilities as they prepare for digital transformation and the evolving data needs of a hyper connected world. With our Data Centre Roadmap we have outlined a program of investment that will ensure that our capability stays ahead of our customers’ needs.   “The planning and design component of this project has been in place for approximately 12 months and we expect to see construction commencing shortly. The Project Team has had some interesting geographical challenges to address, including the need to underbore both the Great Western Highway and the M4 Motorway.”   The Fujitsu WSDC was commissioned in 2011 and secured a 4-star NABERS rating in December 2014. The Fujitsu Data Centre footprint in Australia comprises over 25,000 square metres of highly secure and fully redundant facilities in seven sites, including the Fujitsu WSDC.   ENDS  Media contact Collin Duff-Tytler Marketing Programs and Communications Manager Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Tel:   +61 2 9113 9346 Mobile: +61 409 953 349 Email: collin.duff-tytler@au.fujitsu.com    About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.  About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au.   All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.       Fujitsu to Deliver Managed Chromebook Services to Enterprise Customers in Australia/NZ 2015-07-07T00:33:09Z fujitsu-to-deliver-managed-chromebook-services-to-enterprise-customers-in-australia-nz News facts: Fujitsu Virtual Workplace managed service delivers flexibility, simplicity, secure application access Fujitsu's proven Managed Services and Systems Integration capabilities will deliver an enterprise desktop service via Google’s robust Chromebooks Fujitsu to enable low-cost Chromebooks for enterprise Fujitsu enterprise-ready Chromebook service offers gains in speed, efficiency, security, significant savings  Sydney, 7 July 2015.  Fujitsu will work with Google to deliver an enterprise-grade managed service offering in Australia and New Zealand that leverages the flexibility, simplicity and security of the Chrome platform (Chromebooks and Chromeboxes).  The Fujitsu Managed Chromebook Service equips organisations with a flexible, scalable and cost effective solution to employee mobility, all comprehensively controlled by Fujitsu’s managed services. The Managed Chromebook Service takes advantage of these robust, lightweight machines with their exceptionally fast boot time, long battery life and built-in platform and data protection. Built on a popular and familiar consumer platform, they also deliver a better user experience.   The Fujitsu Managed Chromebook Service enables customers to select the Chromebook of their choice.  When combined with a Citrix virtual desktop or application environment, the Fujitsu Managed Chromebook Service provides a versatile, highly secure and well managed client computing solution with seamless access to both Windows and Web based applications for the enterprise. Fujitsu then undertakes all user management; device configuration and management; provisioning of corporate approved applications from the Google Store; listing of sites that devices and users can access; environment look and feel; controlled OS updates; OS and hardware support; and hard installation. Its enterprise-enabled services also include hosted virtual desktops and options such as optimised print and file management.   Organisations will be empowered to manage and monitor thousands of devices remotely from one central location. They can be confident they have complete control over their Chromebooks environment. And the platform will deliver an easy to share and consistent user experience from every device. The Google admin console allows over 200 certified policies to be set for devices.   The Managed Chromebook Service is closely aligned with Fujitsu’s Virtual Workplace Solution, which will allow Chromebook users to access their traditional applications and data via virtual desktop technology. Fujitsu partners with Citrix to deliver this service.   Phil Dean-Jones, Senior Director of Channel Sales and Partner Development, APAC, at Citrix, said, “As more and more Citrix customers move to cloud-based delivery of Windows Desktops and Applications, Fujitsu is a key Service Provider with a track record for hosting Citrix and managing these migrations across Australia and the world. Momentum for Chromebooks has been building and the cost benefits are clear, however the first question asked by customers is ‘what about my Windows applications?' which is why Citrix released our Receiver for Chromebook in 2013. We see the new Fujitsu Managed Chromebook Service as the next step for these devices, as the Chromebook gains mainstream business attention, now backed in Australia by a Tier 1 Citrix Service Provider in Fujitsu.”   The dramatically reduced Total Cost of Ownership is driven by the high quality, low cost hardware in combination with the scalable environment’s zero-touch deployment and minimal operational downtime. It’s an agile platform with access to a wealth of web applications that is complemented by fast, easy app development.   Google and Fujitsu are looking forward to bringing the benefits of this joint offering to businesses across Australia and NZ. In particular, retailers can now equip stores with ultra-low cost kiosks and remotely manage hundreds of stores from head office. And financial institutions will be able to provide remote workers anywhere, anytime access to the resources they need.   Kevin Ackhurst, Director, Google for Work Asia Pacific, said: "Businesses around the world have found that Chromebooks provide them with a more secure and simple way of working. They're fast, easy to share and easy to manage, and we're delighted to be working with Fujitsu to bring these benefits to more businesses across Australia and New Zealand."   Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: “We know from our discussions with our customers that there is a growing interest in the Chromebook as an enterprise platform, We are proud of our new partnership with Google and our ability to continue pushing innovation boundaries. We are the first SI to offer managed services to enterprises for Chromebooks as part of our vision of ‘Workplace Anywhere’.”  Media contact Collin Duff-Tytler Marketing Programs and Communications Manager Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Tel:   +61 2 9113 9346 Mobile: +61 409 953 349 Email: collin.duff-tytler@au.fujitsu.com    About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.  About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au.   All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.     Fujitsu Debuts World's Most Scalable and Powerful Storage Systems 2015-07-02T00:59:09Z fujitsu-debuts-world-s-most-scalable-and-powerful-storage-systems Sydney, 2 July 2015 – Fujitsu is enabling enterprises to push beyond the boundaries of unpredictable data growth into the double-digit petabyte range, with the introduction of the new Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX8700 S3 and DX8900 S3. Massively scalable, the new flagship of the ETERNUS DX family is purpose-built for enterprises that demand outstanding storage peak performance of up to 4 million Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS) and a huge capacity of up to 14 petabytes, paired with enterprise-class resiliency and always-on availability.   As storage-capacity planning becomes more unpredictable, businesses are demanding greater flexibility in scaling storage systems. The need to balance higher service level requirements for hosting corporate business data while minimising total cost of ownership is demanding a new kind of storage architecture. Based on the most flexible pay-as-you-grow architecture on the market, these new systems allow data center customers to build up storage capacity ‘just in time’ – putting an end to over-provisioning and large upfront investments.   Fujitsu’s new enterprise storage systems are also differentiated by unique automation and zero-downtime functions that set a new milestone in business-critical storage by guaranteeing maximum system utilisation and contributing to a faster return on investment. With automated quality of service management, system performance levels can be allocated according to business priorities. This technology can also be used to support service level management for virtual servers. The brand new system architecture can cope with multiple component failures without any interruption to service. In conjunction with the unique transparent failover feature – ETERNUS Storage Cluster – non-stop operation despite a complete system or site failure is guaranteed.   Kenichi Sakai, Senior Vice President and Head of Enterprise System Business Unit at Fujitsu, says: “Fujitsu is taking the lead in enterprise storage by delivering new dimensions of scalability, flexibility, automation and business continuity to underpin business-centric storage services. The new top-of-the-range systems, ETERNUS DX8700 S3 and ETERNUS DX8900 S3, are packed with innovations that will improve data management combined with greater efficiency resulting in future-proof platforms for storage consolidation in the data center.”   Marcus Jewell, Vice President, EMEA at Brocade, said: “Businesses of all sizes and across all sectors are currently experiencing incredible growth in data volumes, driven largely by the rapid proliferation in connected devices which is predicted to hit 20 billion within the next five years. If IT departments are to deal effectively with this exponential growth, a new approach to IT infrastructure is needed; one that will give them flexibility and scalability from data center to device. We’re confident that ETERNUS DX in combination with Brocade’s leading network technologies will provide a complete solution for the next generation of data service in data center storage. We believe it will play a key part in this new kind of agile and robust infrastructure, giving customers a significant competitive advantage in the years ahead.”   Archana Venkatraman, Senior Research Analyst, Storage at IDC says: "In today's highly virtualised and mixed workload environments, enterprises can benefit from using scale-out storage architectures that enable them to linearly scale capacity and/or performance independent of each other while keeping management simple and costs low. Large enterprises - with their no-compromise requirement around performance, resilience, quality of service management, high availability and reliability – are likely to rely on newer, more scalable iterations of established enterprise storage systems for their business-critical workloads.”   The ETERNUS DX8700 S3 and DX8900 S3 solutions are perfect for consolidating data all into one system, such as online transaction processing (OLTP) and large-scale databases, file services, business-critical applications and business analytics and/or Big Data. They also provide ample capacity for any demanding virtualization environments. Extensive high-availability and disaster recovery capabilities make ETERNUS DX enterprise models the ideal storage systems for all business-critical data, and they fit perfectly in the private and public cloud environments of large-scale enterprises and service providers.  Pricing and availability The Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX8700 S3 and DX8900 S3 will be globally available from August 1, 2015 via direct sales and certified channel partners. Prices vary by configuration and region.  Notes to editors  ETERNUS DX8900 S3 Architecture: Scale-out Storage controllers: 2 - 24 Maximum storage capacity: 13,824 TB Maximum disk drives: 4,608 Maximum cache memory (DRAM): 6 TB Maximum second-level cache (SSD): 67.2 TB Maximum connectable hosts: 8,192  ETERNUS DX8700 S3 Architecture: Scale-out Storage controllers: 2 - 8 Maximum storage capacity: 4,608 TB Maximum disk drives: 1,536 Maximum cache memory (DRAM): 1 TB Maximum second-level cache (SSD): 22.4 TB Maximum connectable hosts: 8,192    Online resources Fujitu Storage ETERNUS DX8000 Series: www.fujitsu.com/eternus-dx Data sheet: ETERNUS DX8700 S3: http://docs.ts.fujitsu.com/dl.aspx?id=107c875e-b52a-452d-8b13-9b4a6f2d82ed ETERNUS DX8900 S3: http://docs.ts.fujitsu.com/dl.aspx?id=a50e24c6-3598-4ed9-9653-d15c4db4855c Royalty-free photography is available at: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/pages/search.php?search=dx8700&resetrestypes=1 Read the Fujitsu blog: http://blog.ts.fujitsu.com   Follow Fujitsu on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Fujitsu_Global    Follow us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/fujitsu-australia-limited     Find Fujitsu on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FujitsuAustraliaNewZealand     Fujitsu pictures and media server: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/pages/portal.php      For regular news updates, bookmark the Fujitsu newsroom: http://www.fujitsu.com/au/about/resources/news/press-releases/index.html  Media contact Collin Duff-Tytler Marketing Programs and Communications Manager Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Tel:   +61 2 9113 9346 Mobile: +61 409 953 349 Email: collin.duff-tytler@au.fujitsu.com      About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.  About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au.   All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.     Fujitsu Announces New A/NZ End-to-End Security Services Practice 2015-05-28T04:35:25Z fujitsu-announces-new-australian-end-to-end-security-services-practice News facts: ’End-to-end‘ provider for professional services and managed security across all customer security domains and market-leading technologies Multi-faceted team provides a hands-on approach to security business processes Comprehensive Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Sydney Oceania follows UK, USA and Japan to roll out proven practice model that leverages Fujitsu‘s vast global security expertise  Melbourne, 28 May 2015 – Fujitsu today announces that a dedicated Security Services practice is now operating in Australia and New Zealand. In its drive to protect clients’ information assets in the face of emerging strategic and operational business challenges, Fujitsu’s Security Services is a single-source practice that comprises expert professional services complemented by managed security services delivered from Fujtisu’s Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Sydney. The SOC works across all customer security domains supporting market-leading technologies. Its multi-faceted team provides a hands-on approach to security business processes that includes a strong human element, supported by advanced technologies to complete the end-to-end offering.   Fujitsu has proven its Security Services model in the UK & Ireland, US and Japanese markets where it leverages its global defence and intelligence community heritage and strong vendor relationships to provide comprehensive service coverage to clients – a program known as the ‘Global Security Initiative’. The local Fujitsu Oceania team members have all been responsible for delivering information security services to a wide client base that includes Federal and State government departments and ASX-listed companies. The practice operates in close collaboration with Fujitsu security teams around the world, sharing intelligence and methodologies, and bringing innovative technologies, such as Palmsecure/Biometrics, to the market.   Brendan Smith, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Senior Manager, Security Services at Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: ““Fujitsu Security Services will be a critical resource and partner for our clients as they seek to protect their information, systems and even businesses against ever-increasing and agile threats. The hyperconnected landscape that businesses operate in today can be hostile, and we help customers manage the information security risks that arise with being a part of our digital world.  We are delivering end-to-end security services, from consulting to assurance and risk to cyber security operations in our SOC. Crucially, our focus is on the human interactions within business processes, to balance reliance on technology in any service delivery.   “Our regional team is backed by Fujitsu’s global IT and systems integration offering. If a client requires our biometrics expertise from Japan, input on defence systems from the UK, or endpoint or cloud infrastructure, we can draw on the appropriate skillset.”  Notes to editors  About Fujitsu Security ServicesProfessional Services: Include general security advisory; penetration testing; firewall policy and configuration review; assessments of external and internal vulnerabilities; web application security; risk and audit consultancy; Information Security Management System (ISMS) development; and ISM assessment readiness.  Managed Security: This area focuses on policy, risk, security incident handling and the security aspects of the ITIL disciplines, for which Fujitsu MIS is certified. It encompasses the spectrum of firewall, web, endpoint and email security as well as Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), and multi-factor authentication.  Security Operations Centre Based in Sydney, Fujitsu's key cyber security facility for the region acts in conjunction with Fujitsu’s global SOC network as a security intelligence clearing house. It monitors and manages client systems as well as the global security landscape through intelligence feeds and open-source intelligence.   Standards Fujitsu’s clients operate within a constantly changing legal and regulatory framework, and Fujitsu’s security practice is experienced in delivering services that consistently meet Australian Government security policies including the Protective Standards Policy Framework (PSPF), the Information Security Manual (ISM), and the Australian Privacy Principles. Fujitsu is a strong advocate and user of the AS27001/2 Information Security Management System standard.  Online resources Read the Fujitsu blog: http://blog.au.fujitsu.com     Follow Fujitsu on Twitter: http://twitter.com/FujitsuAu Follow us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/fujitsu-australia-limited      Find Fujitsu on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FujitsuICT    Fujitsu pictures and media server: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/pages/portal.php      For regular news updates, bookmark the Fujitsu newsroom: http://ts.fujitsu.com/ps2/nr/index.aspx  Media contact Collin Duff-Tytler Marketing Programs and Communications Manager Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Tel:   +61 2 9113 9346 Mobile: +61 409 953 349 Email: collin.duff-tytler@au.fujitsu.com    About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.  About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au.   All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.     Fujitsu Addresses Proliferation of IoT with Scalable iMotion Management Platform 2015-05-28T04:18:04Z fujitsu-addresses-proliferation-of-iot-with-scalable-imotion-management-platform Fujitsu addresses the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) with scalable, robust iMotionTM Edgeware management platform  News facts: Fujitsu has established support capability in Australia and New Zealand for its groundbreaking Internet of Things iMotion Edgeware management platform Developed to leverage the proliferation of Internet-connected devices across multiple business applications iMotion is the critical layer for connecting the world of sensors, assets, devices, networks and enterprise systems Automation of ‘edge’ processes creates valuable information, enables real-time visibility and intelligent business decisions  Melbourne, May 28, 2015 – Fujitsu today announces it has established an end-to-end capability in Australia and New Zealand around the Internet of Things (IoT) iMotionTM Edgeware management platform. The platform turns real-time events and raw data into meaningful and valuable information to assist in complex decision making.   The IoT iMotion Edgeware platform provides the link between automated identification technology and enterprise applications. It allows organisations to build a hardware-independent platform with multiple connected sensors, readers, devices, handhelds, networks and other sensors that integrate with rich data from corporate systems. iMotion also translates raw tag data from fixed or mobile devices into relevant business contexts (intelligence) that can transact activity and automatically integrate to back-end systems, without the need to change enterprise or supply chain systems.   iMotion is the key management platform of Globeranger, which was acquired by Fujitsu in May 2014. ‘Edgeware’, a term coined by Globeranger, is now vital to robust IoT architecture and is used to describe the software that processes transactions ‘at the edge’ of the network.   With IoT and Big Data creating huge growth potential to the global economy, the number of Internet-connected devices is forecast to grow to 50 billion by 2020. With its iMotion capability, Fujitsu is now positioned to address the business challenges that will arise from this trend.   Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: “We are making a significant investment in our iMotion capability as we can see a multitude of opportunities in this region, across many different vertical markets. The IoT iMotion Edgeware platform addresses a growing market need that will leverage our core services in systems integration, project management, implementation and management. We are well placed to leverage Fujitsu’s global experience in implementing many successful projects that have delivered very impressive returns for our customers.”   Worldwide, Fujitsu has successfully deployed iMotion Edgeware solutions to streamline business processes such as inventory and warehouse management, safety and compliance, supplier management, real-time location as well as asset management and tracking. These deployments have been for customers in industries as diverse as electronic manufacturing, power generation, distribution, commercial aviation, emergency services, including Policing and State and Federal Government agencies.    Online resources Read the Fujitsu blog: http://blog.au.fujitsu.com     Follow Fujitsu on Twitter: http://twitter.com/FujitsuAu Follow us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/fujitsu-australia-limited      Find Fujitsu on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FujitsuICT    Fujitsu pictures and media server: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/pages/portal.php      For regular news updates, bookmark the Fujitsu newsroom: http://ts.fujitsu.com/ps2/nr/index.aspx  Media contact Collin Duff-Tytler Marketing Programs and Communications Manager Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Tel:   +61 2 9113 9346 Mobile: +61 409 953 349 Email: collin.duff-tytler@au.fujitsu.com    About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.  About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au.   All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.     Fujitsu Announces 2015 Australian Partner Award Winners at APAC Conference 2015-05-25T23:34:00Z fujitsu-announces-2015-australian-partner-award-winners-at-apac-conference News facts: Annual APAC Select Partner Conference held in Tokyo, Japan, to coincide with Fujitsu’s flagship event, Fujitsu Forum Tokyo. Award categories include Best PRIMERGY (Server), ETERNUS (Storage), Business Developer, Solutions Provider and Distributor. Australian winners in each category; Nexus IT (PRIMERGY), PSQ Group (ETERNUS), PowerNET (Business Developer), Digital Sense (Solution Provider) & Dicker Data (Distributor).    Sydney, 26 May 2015 - Fujitsu has announced that its Australian partners were winners across five key categories of the annual Select Partner awards presented at the Asia Pacific Partner Conference 2015 in Tokyo, Japan on May 13. Held each year to coincide with Fujitsu’s flagship event, Fujitsu Forum Tokyo, the APAC conference offers Fujitsu partners a unique opportunity to network with peers from across APAC, along with senior executives from the Fujitsu Global business.   More than 1,500 partners from Asia and Oceania were eligible to submit nominations to this year’s APAC awards. In a significant performance, Fujitsu’s partners in Australia were successful in each of the major categories, taking home five of the 20 awards presented at the conference:  AwardWinner Best PRIMERGY Partner 2015Nexus IT Communications Solutions Best ETERNUS Partner 2015PSQ Group Best Business Developer 2015PowerNET IT Solutions Solution Business Leadership 2015Digital Sense Pty Ltd Best Distributor 2015Dicker Data Limited   Daniel Campbell, Channel Manager at Fujitsu Australia said: “This is only the third year that Australia has participated in the APAC Select Partner Conference, and to have award winners across the spectrum shows just how far our Channel Business has come in that time. We are fortunate to have such a diverse and committed partner community. These awards are a fantastic opportunity for us to recognise their capabilities and efforts in our region.”   Fujitsu has invested significantly in developing its Channel Business in Australia. Following a relaunch of the Select Partner Program and expansion of the product range to include laptops and desktops, it has grown by more than 315 percent in the last two years.  Award Winner Quotes  David Dicker, Chairman & CEO, Dicker Data, said: “We’re very pleased to be named Fujitsu’s Best Distributor for 2015. We’re seeing strong growth in the Fujitsu portfolio and this result is a reflection of all of the hard work our team has put in.”  Ben Donaldson, Director of PSQ Group, said: “PSQ Group is honoured to receive the Best ETERNUS Partner award in recognition of the work we’ve put into developing a successful partnership with Fujitsu and educating customers in the quality and performance of Fujitsu Storage Products. We see this as just the beginning of a long and successful partnership with Fujitsu, not just in the storage product portfolio, but across all Fujitsu products and services.”  Daniel Williams, Managing Director of PowerNET, said: “We were thrilled to receive the award for Best Business Developer 2015. It affirms our decision to move to Fujitsu and recognises the success we’ve had. It has been a collective effort from our technical and business development team to quickly adopt the Fujitsu product range. The support and guidance offered by the Fujitsu Channel team has been first class, they have enabled us through technical training, business support, marketing and sales support. At PowerNET we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship built on mutual respect and success.’  Sean Murphy, Principal at Nexus IT, said in receiving the Winner of the Best PRIMERGY (Server) Award: “Nexus IT is very pleased to accept the award for our commercial win against all comers, and subsequent implementation of a project code named ‘Ferrari’ (because it goes faster than all of the other solutions).”   Indicative of Fujitsu’s channel initiatives, was the conference business tour. Sean Murphy spent a week with the Fujitsu Australia Channel team in Japan visiting manufacturing facilities and the Fujitsu expo at the Tokyo International Forum centre. Murphy was “blown away by the breadth of innovation that Fujitsu had on display and its leadership position it is taking in IoT, retail and banking, and with software and hardware ecosystems that deliver real outcomes. Point products like the palm scanner for secure access were also fascinating and open new opportunities for Nexus here in Australia”.    Media contact Collin Duff-Tytler Marketing Programs and Communications Manager Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Tel:   +61 2 9113 9346 Mobile: +61 409 953 349 Email: collin.duff-tytler@au.fujitsu.com    About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.  About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au.   All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.         Fujitsu Data Centre Roadmap and $10M Upgrade of Malaga DC to Tier IV Certification 2015-05-11T02:52:31Z fujitsu-oceania-data-centre-roadmap-and-10m-upgrade-of-malaga-dc-to-tier-iv-certification News facts:    Data Centre vision to 2025 addresses the challenges of digital transformation and the evolving data needs of an increasingly hyperconnected world First investment under the Roadmap is a $10M Tier IV upgrade to Fujitsu’s Malaga Data Centre Leverages the new Fujitsu Technology and Service Vision    Sydney, 11 May 2015 – Fujitsu today announces a comprehensive Roadmap to 2025 for its Oceania region data centre network. This commitment outlines a strategic direction for Fujitsu’s data centres that will enable the company to take advantage of greatly improving infrastructure technologies and to maximise performance, reliability, data security and sustainability in its data centre footprint of seven sites across Australia.   The first significant milestone of the Roadmap is a planned $10 million upgrade to the company’s Malaga data centre in Perth to Tier IV certification. This certification, as defined by the Uptime Institute (UTI), builds on fault tolerances of earlier standards. It stipulates how sites are to be designed and operated to tolerate the cumulative impact of every site infrastructure component, system and distribution path. Australia currently has no facility certified to this level. The Roadmap is aligned with Fujitsu’s global Technology and Service Vision, which sees ICT becoming a natural part of products, services, processes and social infrastructure. Its data centre network is a key building block in this vision, underpinning the digitisation of its customers’ end-to-end business processes that will be crucial for their future business growth.   Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: “This data centre Roadmap continues our long standing leadership in facility operation and infrastructure connectivity. Its vision is designed to meet the challenges of digital transformation and the data needs of our hyperconnected world into the next decade.   “The Tier IV Certification process for Malaga will provide unprecedented guarantees of availability for all businesses that rely on cloud-based data. Those data centres governed by Tier IV standards will give customers even greater confidence to move more mission-critical applications into ‘always on’ cloud infrastructure. Organisations are increasingly demanding a level of security and availability beyond the level of existing Tier III facilities for their mission-critical systems and applications,” he said   Fujitsu has a long track record of operating data centres in Australia, with its first facility in Australia being established in 2000. Today Fujitsu operates 25,000 square metres of highly secure and fully redundant data centres in seven sites – three of which are NABERS certified. This local footprint leverages Fujitsu’s international data centre experience gained from operating 150 data centres around the world.   Fujitsu’s strategy is consistent with predictions from industry analysts including IDC who predict that Internet of Things (IoT) workloads will increase by 750 per cent between 2014 and 2019. Sally Parker, Melbourne-based IDC Analyst, said, “Indeed the proliferation of low cost sensor, mobile and embedded technologies is driving the creation of millions of high value applications, many built on cloud platforms and in third party data centres. As Australia reaches the tipping point for Big Data adoption in 2015, organisations are stockpiling data from these new sources in anticipation of data-driven competitive gains, putting increased pressure on facilities in terms of networking and storage requirements.“     ENDS      About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.  About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au .    All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.    Press Contact: Collin Duff-Tytler Marketing Programs and Communications Manager Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Tel:   +61 2 9113 9346 Mobile: +61 409 953 349 Email: collin.duff-tytler@au.fujitsu.com