Fujitsu just announced the global availability of a new line of middleware products to support the Windows Azure Platform, which comes on the heels of their announcement of the Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform service, powered by Windows Azure.
The middleware products launching today will run on both FGCP/A5 and the Azure public cloud service, as well as provide customers around the world with the ability to build and deploy with Java and COBOL language runtime environments, migrate existing list applications, and coordinate job scheduling between on-premises and the Azure Platform.
By offering an application runtime environment for Java and COBOL on the Azure Platform, Fujitsu is enabling customers to easily migrate the Java and COBOL apps employed on their on-premise systems to the Azure Platform, helping them to more effectively leverage their existing appl assets. Moreover, through familiar Java and COBOL development tools including Eclipse and Visual Studio, developers don't have to change the way they build apps.
By making this middleware available, Fujitsu will enable customers to more easily develop new apps, or take existing on-premises apps developed using Fujitsu's market-tested middleware products, and run those apps on Azure.
As a result, a wide variety of customers seeking increased reliability--ranging from leading enterprises to medium-sized companies--will be able to take advantage of the Azure. Furthermore, by leveraging the Azure Platform, companies can deploy apps and packages they've developed on a global scale.
Fujitsu is announcing four new products:
- 1. Interstage Application Server V1 powered by Windows Azure: Provides the latest Java runtime environment for the Windows Azure Platform
Java EE 6-compliant Java apps can easily be migrated to Azure Platform. As customers can utilize the familiar Eclipse development environment, app for the Azure Platform can be built without changes to the development process.
- NetCOBOL for .NET V4.2: Provides a COBOL runtime environment for the Azure
COBOL apps that comply with the latest COBOL standard can easily be migrated to the Azure. As customers can utilize the familiar VS development environment, apps for the Azure can be developed without changes to the development process.
- Systemwalker Operation Manager V1 powered by Windows Azure: Coordinates job scheduling between on-premise systems and the Windows Azure Platform
Jobs can be scheduled for execution on the Azure from a company's on-premise servers. This product makes it possible for admins to gain an across-the-board view of the execution status and results of jobs on the Azure from their on-premise servers.
- Systemwalker Centric Manager V13.5: Central multiplatform system monitoring that includes the Windows Azure Platform
Using Systemwalker Centric Manager's integrated monitoring console, on-premise servers and the Azure Platform can be monitored from the same place, thereby reducing the workload of operations administrators.
[Source: Fujitsu Press]