ICT services provider, Fujitsu, has launched its self-service cloud services portal in the Australian market.
It aims to offer a fully flexible model for IT infrastructure, platforms and applications and will enable users to adjust services and usage in real-time under a pay-per-use model.
Customer data will be stored in Fujitsu’s local datacentres, which are ISO 27001 accredited.
Fujitsu executive general manager of solutions, Cameron McNaught, said the service enables users with the ability to manage their own cloud.
“They can provision new environments, manage them and schedule when they want new environments online,” McNaught said. “It also gives them a view of how the cloud is operating for them and offers real time reporting.”
He said the company was currently in discussions with about 18 customers either looking to trial the service or in the process of moving their production environment onto it.
“The customers are across government, financial, manufacturing, retail and transportation,” he said. “We have a clear projection of what growth we want out of this market.”
McNaught would not disclose how much it would charge customers to use the self-service, but said it was a competitively priced premium service offering.
Fujitsu also plans to deploy the Microsoft Azure platform next year.
Globally, the service provider has splashed more than $US1 billion on cloud computing, specifically concentrating on design and implementation.