By Freya Purnell
Australia has become the third country in which Fujitsu has launched its Fujitsu Cloud for SAP Solutions offering, an enterprise-grade managed cloud offering for SAP production workloads.
The cloud service will be offered via Fujitsu Australia’s Private Hosted Cloud Platform, which is hosted in local data centres, and enables customers to scale their cloud capacity to address spikes in business demand with a subscription pricing model.
According to Fujitsu, the offering is unique in that it is delivered ‘end-to-end’ and incorporate Fujitsu’s data centres, managed services, hardware and SAP application support. Leading databases for SAP will be supported, including Oracle, DB2, SAP MaxDB, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, SAP IQ and SAP HANA.
Customers will also be able to either retain their own SAP licenses or purchase additional licenses from Fujitsu.
The platform is built upon Fujitsu’s own IP – Fujitsu FlexFrame Orchestrator, a management solution with built-in capacity to dynamically manage and automate the full SAP software environment across servers, OS, virtualization, storage and network resources. It provides a unified framework for classic workloads as well as those running on HANA, 24/7 service level agreements for uptime, and application performance reporting.
Mike Foster, CEO of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: “We have invested in a cloud-based platform that leverages our extensive capability in SAP solution, as well as our cloud an data centre infrastructure, to provide an offering that makes great business sense for organisations already committed to SAP. This is a great opportunity for our customers to maximise the returns from their existing investments in SAP solutions, while taking advantage of the ability to replace the need for expensive hardware with a predictable monthly subscription fee.”
Fujitsu said the platform has already been running in Europe and Asia with positive results.