Welcome!

News Feed Item

Fujitsu Integrates Japan Meteorological Agency's Systems

System platform renewal streamlines operations

Tokyo, Mar 19, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced that it has integrated two systems managed by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) - the Automated Data Editing and Switching System (ADESS) and the Disaster Mitigation Information Provision System. Fujitsu has also renewed the system platform. JMA has commenced delivery of data via the new system, having conducted a sequential switchover for data recipients in and outside of Japan on October 1, 2013 and again between February 3 and March 14, 2014.

ADESS, located in Kiyose City, Tokyo, is a critical system that plays a central role in exchanging meteorological data with national meteorological services in and outside Japan, and also functions to distribute JMA-produced disaster mitigation information to the network of administrative agencies and the media in Japan. Another important system, the Disaster Mitigation Information Provision System, provides warnings and emergency warnings relating to weather, tsunamis, and high tides, as well as information on the seismic intensity of earthquakes - collected from meteorological observatories across Japan - to government disaster management agencies and local governments throughout the country. Accordingly, to maintain stable operations in the event of a major disaster, JMA has since 2005 operated both of these systems in eastern and western Japan, in Tokyo and in Osaka, respectively.

Fujitsu's integration of ADESS and the Disaster Mitigation Information Provision System, using Fujitsu's middleware to visualize the transmission status of meteorological data and disaster mitigation information on a single screen, has enabled centralized and streamlined system operations.

Moreover, as observational data have become more sophisticated, and with improvements in forecasting precision, the volume of data JMA collects and distributes through the system continues to increase. To cope with this higher level of throughput, Fujitsu renewed the integrated system's platform. This has made possible stable processing performance and operational continuity even when there is a sudden surge in the volume of data required to be processed as a result of a natural disaster or other cause.

Background

Japan is a country with frequent natural disasters, such as floods and landslides caused by typhoons or torrential rainfalls. Accordingly, when there is a risk of a weather-related disaster striking, to prevent or mitigate the damage it could cause, there is a need to quickly and reliably provide accurate and highly specific meteorological data, such as information on the severity of the phenomenon, or where and when it is likely to strike.

To meet these societal needs, JMA uses the Fujitsu-constructed ADESS to collect observational data from both in and outside of Japan and to disseminate meteorological data and weather warnings to government disaster management agencies and local governments as well as private-sector weather services.

Fujitsu has now integrated JMA's Disaster Mitigation Information Provision System to the ADESS site in Kiyose City, Tokyo in eastern Japan, which together with Osaka in western Japan make up the two ADESS locations. Fujitsu has also renewed the system's platform.

System Features and Benefits

1. Integrated operations management middleware streamlines system operations

To accommodate ever-increasing data processing levels, as well as the increased scope of processing tasks and data to be processed resulting from integration with the Disaster Mitigation Information Provision System, it was estimated that over 100 servers would be required, and that the burden of systems operations and monitoring work would also increase. To lighten the burden, Fujitsu instead used FUJITSU Software Systemwalker, its integrated operations management middleware, to provide the five functions of integrated monitoring, job operations monitoring, performance monitoring, remote access operability, and resource distribution. Together with standardizing ADESS and Disaster Mitigation Information Provision System operations, visualization of transmission status of meteorological data and disaster mitigation information on a single screen enables centralized and streamlined systems operations and monitoring work.

2. Improved reliability and operational continuity

To improve system reliability and operational continuity, JMA deployed Fujitsu's highly reliable UNIX servers, SPARC Enterprise M3000/M4000, and its ETERNUS DX80 S2 disk storage, both of which are ideal for mission-critical systems. FUJITSU Software PRIMECLUSTER, a highly reliable platform software was also deployed along with Systemwalker integrated management middleware, FUJITSU Software Interstage - a business application platform, and the FUJITSU Software Symfoware database software, all of which have track records of reliable performance over many years.

3. Faster data delivery

For the meteorological data JMA handles, such as weather forecasts, warnings, advisories, etc. there is a strong need for instantaneous transmission and the data needs to be as specific as possible. Moreover, as observational data have become more sophisticated, and with improvements in forecasting precision, the volume of data JMA collects and disseminates through these systems continues to increase. To transmit the information without delays, it is necessary to have superior server performance that can quickly process the data. By deploying Fujitsu's SPARC Enterprise M3000/M4000 servers, which use Fujitsu's multi-core multi-thread SPARC64 processor, the systems are now able to achieve superior levels of performance.

About Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.



Source: Fujitsu Limited

Contact:
Fujitsu Limited
Public and Investor Relations
www.fujitsu.com/global/news/contacts/
+81-3-3215-5259


Copyright 2014 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.japancorp.net

More Stories By JCN Newswire

Copyright 2008 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of JCN Newswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JCN Newswire. JCN Newswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making r...
Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the bene...
Kubernetes is an open source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes was originally built by Google, leveraging years of experience with managing container workloads, and is now a Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) project. Kubernetes has been widely adopted by the community, supported on all major public and private cloud providers, and is gaining rapid adoption in enterprises. However, Kubernetes may seem intimidating and complex ...
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It’s clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. Tha...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Michael Burley, a Senior Business Development Executive in IT Services at NetApp, described how NetApp designed a three-year program of work to migrate 25PB of a major telco's enterprise data to a new STaaS platform, and then secured a long-term contract to manage and operate the platform. This significant program blended the best of NetApp’s solutions and services capabilities to enable this telco’s successful adoption of private cloud storage and launching ...
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, discussed the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, application p...
The past few years have brought a sea change in the way applications are architected, developed, and consumed—increasing both the complexity of testing and the business impact of software failures. How can software testing professionals keep pace with modern application delivery, given the trends that impact both architectures (cloud, microservices, and APIs) and processes (DevOps, agile, and continuous delivery)? This is where continuous testing comes in. D
The 22nd International Cloud Expo | 1st DXWorld Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, to be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, brings together Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding busin...
Smart cities have the potential to change our lives at so many levels for citizens: less pollution, reduced parking obstacles, better health, education and more energy savings. Real-time data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) possess the power to turn this vision into a reality. However, most organizations today are building their data infrastructure to focus solely on addressing immediate business needs vs. a platform capable of quickly adapting emerging technologies to address future ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Synametrics Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Synametrics Technologies is a privately held company based in Plainsboro, New Jersey that has been providing solutions for the developer community since 1997. Based on the success of its initial product offerings such as WinSQL, Xeams, SynaMan and Syncrify, Synametrics continues to create and hone in...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
Nordstrom is transforming the way that they do business and the cloud is the key to enabling speed and hyper personalized customer experiences. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ken Schow, VP of Engineering at Nordstrom, discussed some of the key learnings and common pitfalls of large enterprises moving to the cloud. This includes strategies around choosing a cloud provider(s), architecture, and lessons learned. In addition, he covered some of the best practices for structured team migration an...
No hype cycles or predictions of a gazillion things here. IoT is here. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, an Associate Partner of Analytics, IoT & Cybersecurity at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He also discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data...
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, examined the regulations and provided insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence arou...
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, discussed how given the magnitude of today's application ...