Fujitsu launches integrated multi-cloud management offering
By Digital News Asia September 1, 2015
- Unified management available as both software and a service
- Out in Japan, rolls out globally in October starting with Europe
FUJITSU Ltd said it will begin offering a new multi-cloud integrated management service, Fujitsu Cloud Services Management, as well as Fujitsu Software Cloud Services Management.
The new offerings would enable the unified management of the many different cloud environments spread across different end-user departments and work areas within a company or organisation, the company said in a statement.
Both service and software will be collectively referred to as Cloud Services Management, Fujitsu said.
Sales in Japan have kicked off, and beginning October 2015, the service and software will be rolled out globally, starting with Europe.
For multi-cloud environments consisting of both public clouds and private clouds, Cloud Services Management provides functions and a portal for the unified management of usage status, contracts, and costs across an entire company, Fujitsu said.
This would help enhance company-wide IT governance and optimise IT costs and operations, it claimed.
In recent years, there has been an increase in companies and organisations where not only IT departments, but end-user departments – such as sales or product development – have also been directly signing contracts and using cloud environments that they have needed to quickly carry out assignments and projects.
As a result, it has not been possible to get a handle on company-wide usage situations, making it difficult to maintain security and achieve the necessary management of operations and costs.
Furthermore, the specifications, operations, and contracts are different for each cloud, creating problems by increasing operational manpower requirements and making work operations more complex, the company said.
Fujitsu said its Cloud Services Management was developed to address these issues. With it, IT departments can bring together cloud services – including those from Fujitsu and others – into system configurations and functions in accordance with their company cloud deployment policies, set prices, and register them in an internal service menu on the Cloud Services Management portal.
By choosing the services they need from the service menu on the portal, users can easily start using the services.
Furthermore, by making blanket contracts covering each cloud service, IT departments will be able to use clouds strategically and visualise costs and usage across all clouds, enabling the optimisation of their IT investments, the company said.
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