Fujitsu Announces Strategic Partnership with CyrusOne

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Fujitsu America, Inc., announced it is offering secure and reliable global connectivity through its FUJITSU Cloud Service K5 to customers of CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), a premier global data center REIT, across the United States, Europe, and Asia. K5 is currently hosted at CyrusOne’s advanced, highly secure Carrollton, Texas data center.

“We continuously strive to work closer with our customers and deliver the most comprehensive cloud service in the world,” said Shobhit Porwal, vice president of Digital Business and head of Hybrid IT, Fujitsu America, Inc. “This partnership provides Fujitsu America with a platform for faster growth and allows us the ability to access CyrusOne data centers in North America to deliver K5 within tier 3+ data centers.”

FUJITSU Cloud Service K5, part of the ongoing global rollout of the next-generation Fujitsu IaaS and PaaS cloud service, is the first cloud computing platform that enables digital transformation through seamlessly integrating traditional IT environments into new cloud-based technologies. The service accelerates application development and brings together enterprise-grade reliability, performance and scalability with the cost efficiency of open source-based cloud technology.

“FUJITSU Cloud Service K5 is a welcome addition to CyrusOne’s global customer base,” said Fred Holloway, vice president of Channel Sales, CyrusOne. “We are excited about collaborating with Fujitsu to offer our clients a growing option of innovative cloud solutions.”

A key part of the Fujitsu Digital Business Platform MetaArc, K5 delivers a comprehensive set of technologies designed to enable organizations to develop and deploy new cloud-native applications – dubbed ‘Fast IT’ or Systems of Engagement. At the same time, K5 will allow CyrusOne customers to exploit the value of their traditional or ‘Robust IT’ installations, also known as Systems of Record, through seamless and consistent integration into new cloud applications. As a result, Fujitsu enables organizations to capture the value in their legacy systems when modernizing IT environments. CyrusOne customers can take advantage of powerful K5 capabilities in the areas of application integration and development, as well as the wider capabilities of MetaArc in leveraging automated multi-cloud delivery and management, extended across all popular cloud platforms.

MetaArc and K5 facilitate fast-track creation and deployment of new solutions
Fujitsu is providing the spark for innovation, since its MetaArc platform enables fast-track application development. This creates new value through the digitalization of existing enterprise IT services, achieving fast and effective integration in new hybrid IT environments. Greatly accelerated release cycles will allow CyrusOne to more rapidly test and bring new services to market, or fail fast and start over without losing too much momentum. Thanks to the seamless, open K5 architecture and the ability to run and manage workloads on any chosen platform with MetaArc, new systems can run both within the public cloud and within their environment.

Open, agile and compatible
By making the bold move away from proprietary stacks in favor of an open source-based architecture for K5, CyrusOne’s more than 35 carrier-neutral facilities substantially benefit from a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) delivered by Fujitsu. K5 means enterprises significantly reduce vendor lock-in, due to the underlying OpenStack architecture – which is backed by robust Service Level Agreements and service credits measured from the moment any issue arises, another feature which sets K5 apart from other cloud services.

Available in four delivery models – public cloud, virtual private hosted, dedicated and dedicated on-premise – K5 is the industry’s first single, agile cloud architecture to use the same approach for all versions. These are all underpinned with 99.99 percent availability, SLAs and the truly enterprise-grade support that is required to deliver mission critical systems from the cloud.

Fujitsu is already transforming its own internal IT estate, exploiting legacy services with new systems for a quick return on investment, as it migrates all of its 640 business systems and 13,000-plus servers to K5. At the same time, Fujitsu is giving back, through software know-how contributions to OpenStack that are centered on enterprise-class enhancements.

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