Fujitsu and Microsoft have joined forces to deliver Windows Azure cloud services and solutions for Fujitsu data centre customers.
The deal will see Fujitsu deploy the Windows Azure platform appliance and new cloud solutions including system integration, cloud migration and managed services for customers and independent software vendors (ISVs).
The move will add to Fujitsu’s existing cloud solution by supporting infrastructure as a service (IaaS), applications as a service and activity as a service.
CEO of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), Rod Vawdrey, said the relationship will help promote new cloud services in the region.
“Fujitsu is excited by the opportunity this relationship presents for our customers and will look to take advantage of this worldwide cloud computing engagement with Microsoft.”
“We will promote the new cloud services and solutions, such as system integration, cloud migration and managed services, to our customers and ISVs utilising the Azure platform in both Fujitsu and Microsoft data centres locally and globally,” Vawdrey said.
The news comes as a recent survey found half of CIOs in the ANZ region believe the risks of the cloud outweigh the benefits.