Fujitsu and Microsoft announced the release of its "Global Cloud Platform service" powered by Windows Azure. The service will launch in August 2011, and will run in Fujitsu's datacenter in Japan.
"By using FGCP/A5, customers will be able to quickly build elastically scalable applications using familiar Windows Azure platform technologies, streamline their information communications technology (ICT) operations management to accelerate business expansion, and enhance their competitive edge in the global market," revealed Microsoft.
"FGCP/A5 offers a set of application development frameworks, such as Microsoft .NET, Java and PHP, and data storage capabilities consistent with the Windows Azure platform provided by Microsoft," the Redmond company stated."The basic service consists of compute, storage, Microsoft SQL Azure and Windows Azure AppFabric technologies such as Service Bus and Access Control Service, with options for interoperating services covering implementation and migration of applications, system building, systems operation and support."
"Delivering on the promise of cloud computing, the Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform service will offer many benefits over traditional computing for customers worldwide, including reducing the operational expense required to provision, deploy and manage an application server, enabling developers to more quickly develop applications and data services, and offering elastic scalability to respond more quickly to competitive challenges and business needs. FGCP/A5 will be supported by well-established operational and monitoring technologies enhanced by Fujitsu-developed middleware, which can be deployed with FGCP/A5," Microsoft added.