IT services firm, Fujitsu, has launched its business global cloud services in Australia.
The service was previously only available in Japan. It will eventually be available in the US, UK, Germany and Singapore. The vendor spent 14 months building and testing the platform and went live locally on February 7.
Australian businesses can now leverage Fujitsu’s cloud resources abroad. The vendor’s cloud services use a pay-per-use model for scalability through an online portal. Disaster recovery is part of the package as well as full-time monitoring of cloud assets.
The service is targeted at niche organisations, government, business and social markets, according to Fujitsu.
“While we are focusing on enterprise and government today this gives a platform for testing and development for small to medium enterprises as well as for consumers to consume cloud services real-time down to pay-per-hour service,” Fujitsu director of cloud services, Cameron McNaught, said.
Toyota Australia is one of the first clients to use Fujitsu cloud services. The company will migrate its dealership management system to Fujitsu’s managed services infrastructure.
“The true definition of ‘self service’ is the ability to outsource your infrastructure IT, applications or platform but maintain full control over it,” McNaught said.
“That was the vision we had 12 months ago when we started our work for cloud services here in Australia.”