Fujitsu Brings Its Infrastructure-As-A-Service To North America

Fujitsu has announced plans to bring its Global Cloud Platform to North America, with businesses getting a free three-month trial before signing up for the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering.

The company’s Global Cloud Platform is already available in the UK, Singapore, Australia and Japan. The platform supports Microsoft, Linux and CentOS open-source applications

Fujitsu said that businesses can sign up for a free three-month trial starting May 31. The platform will be officially available to businesses from September. The company reported that businesses will be able to use the trial for application testing and development, as well as high-performance processing for workloads such as data analytics.

The North American service will be built on the company’s green data center in Silicon Valley. Fujitsu said that the platform was built using open standards but failed to expand on what open standards have been used. The company is also offering 24/7 global support for the service.

“The Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform offers a high-quality IaaS cloud that enables enterprises to quickly deploy the appropriate business applications wherever they are in the world," said Jody Little, VP of Cloud Portfolio Marketing at Fujitsu America, on Sys-Con Media.

“It lowers organizational costs and risk and enables standardization between business units in North America and other regions of the world.”