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Fujitsu Cuts Ownership Costs and Reduces Risk for Private Clouds

Private Cloud Deployment Accelerated by Preconfigured Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/18/11 -- Fujitsu today provides enterprises with a fast track to the private cloud, introducing its first completely preconfigured datacenter environment. Organizations planning to implement a private cloud are assured of reduced risk and lower total cost of ownership, thanks to the powerful combination of the Fujitsu Dynamic Infrastructures portfolio with Microsoft(R) Windows Server(R) Hyper-V(TM) and System Center.

Based on the recently agreed-upon reference architecture between Fujitsu and Microsoft for the Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program, Fujitsu is providing enterprises with ready-to-run, automated and pre-tested private cloud environments. Fujitsu delivers the private cloud from a single, certified source, integrating all hardware and software including Fujitsu PRIMERGY(R) servers, Fujitsu ETERNUS(R) storage, Fujitsu networking technology, Fujitsu ServerView Resource Orchestrator software and Microsoft System Center software.

Private clouds are becoming established as the most trusted way for enterprises to accelerate their business velocity. Sharing IT resources such as hardware and software across entire organizations delivers flexibility, lowers operating costs and reduces risk.

The Fujitsu Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track reference architectures enable businesses to accelerate the deployment of private cloud solutions. Enterprises choosing Fujitsu to design and implement their private clouds can benefit from the global organization's deep expertise in providing both Dynamic Cloud Services and Dynamic Cloud Infrastructures.

Thanks to an established services network, Fujitsu offers customers complete support through all steps of the private cloud transformation process -- from planning through to final go-live phase. Furthermore, Fujitsu Private Cloud customers who are concerned about reaching possible headroom limitations can benefit from seamless, secure extended access to the Fujitsu trusted cloud offerings.

Says Jens-Peter Seick, Senior Vice President Datacenter Systems at Fujitsu Technology Solutions: "We believe that IT should play a supporting role in an organization, rather than being the focal point. By creating Dynamic Infrastructures that offer rapid, seamless flexibility, enterprises are assured that their IT systems will always be able to cope with changing business needs. We are now making sure that this approach is available to private cloud customers."

According to Mike Schutz, senior director, Windows Server, Microsoft Corp: "The Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program was designed to help simplify the deployment and operation of private clouds. We are delighted to have Fujitsu, as one of the initial launch partners, deliver its Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track-based offerings to the market worldwide. Customers tell us that they are eager to implement private cloud solutions, and Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track built upon Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft System Center helps them do so confidently and quickly."

Further information about the Fujitsu Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track is available online at ts.fujitsu.com/fast_track.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

Fujitsu America, Inc., is a leading ICT solutions provider for organizations in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Fujitsu enables clients to meet their business objectives through integrated offerings and solutions, including consulting, systems integration, managed services, outsourcing and cloud services for infrastructure, platforms and applications; data center and field services; and server, storage, software and mobile/tablet technologies. For more information, please visit: http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com/ and http://twitter.com/fujitsuamerica

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, ETERNUS and "shaping tomorrow with you" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. PRIMERGY is a trademark or registered trademark of Fujitsu Technology Solutions in the United States and other countries. Microsoft, Windows Server and Hyper-V are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

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