(The Hosting News) – Fujitsu today announced the launch of its FUJITSU Managed Infrastructure Service Datacenter Management Solution to provide support for customer datacenters, covering conception, planning, design, construction, and operations. This new solution is available from today.
The new Datacenter Management Solution leverages Fujitsu’s datacenter expertise cultivated over more than twenty years and takes into account expected changes to the ICT environment brought about by technological advances. Fujitsu will provide this expertise to support from the perspectives of facilities infrastructure, facilities operations, and ICT operations for customers building new datacenters or operating existing datacenters.
By taking a systematic approach to the respective know-how of the Fujitsu First-Class Architectural Office, which has a high degree of specialized capabilities in both ICT systems and construction, and Fujitsu’s datacenter planning and operations business units, the new solution seeks to contribute sustainable value by offering services throughout the lifecycle of a customer’s datacenter.
In recent years, as cloud computing and virtualization have made deeper inroads into business, and with the acceleration in the complexity of enterprise systems, there is growing use of datacenters as ICT infrastructure for the stable running of enterprise systems.
Datacenters, however, face their own challenges, including the need to make adequate disaster-prevention countermeasures and energy-conservation measures as facilities age or when work areas are converted into machine rooms. In addition, there is also a growing trend for companies to consider locating their datacenters to sites outside Japan as their businesses grow.
To address these various types of datacenter issues, Fujitsu is now providing Datacenter Management Solution, which provides support for datacenters, from conception to planning, design, construction, and operations. Combining expertise gained from over 20 years of building and operating more than 100 of Fujitsu’s own datacenters around the world with the expertise of Fujitsu First-Class Architectural Office, which provides the FUJITSU Managed Infrastructure Service Green Infrastructure Solution(1), Fujitsu provides services that cover every phase of the lifecycle of a customer datacenter. By doing so, it helps to continually enhance the value of customer datacenters.
Features of the Datacenter Management Solution
1. Support for datacenter conceptual planning
Based on Fujitsu’s know-how gained through its own datacenter operations, the solution helps clients form conceptual plans for their datacenters, covering areas such as the latest trends in ICT and facilities, and the formulation of plans for investment recovery.
2. Support for launching and refining ICT operations
The solution supports operations processes and the operational framework for ICT equipment, from planning through configuration. Fujitsu also provides ICT operations remotely from its own datacenters in order to reduce customers’ workloads and help them operate more efficiently.
3. Support for launching and refining facilities operations
The solution identifies what aspects of a datacenter’s facilities need to be managed and supports the design of facility operations, such as power, cooling, and security. It is also possible for Fujitsu to provide facility operations support from its own datacenters on behalf of the customer.
4. Support for launching and refining facilities infrastructure
The solution provides support for datacenter construction, including site surveys, lists of requirements, design, construction/construction oversight(2), and periodic facility diagnostics. The solution works to support reduced power consumption by facilities, to flexibly scale up ICT systems, and even to optimize facilities in budget-appropriate stages.
Revenues of JPY 5 billion by end of fiscal 2019 (Fujitsu’s fiscal year ends March 31).
(1) FUJITSU Managed Infrastructure Service Green Infrastructure Solution
A service that supports diagnostics, design, construction, and operation of a customer’s datacenters and server rooms, and optimizes ICT infrastructure.
(2) Construction/construction oversight
Construction is available only for small-scale datacenters, such as container and module types. Construction oversight is available for large-scale datacenters, such as those occupying an entire building.
About Fujitsu Ltd
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 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$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please seewww.fujitsu.com.