Cloud Service K5 is the enabling platform for enterprises to reduce complexity, accelerate innovation and improve time to market for building new cloud-native business services
Fujitsu has announced the ongoing global rollout of its next-generation IaaS and PaaS cloud service, Fujitsu Cloud Service K5. This is the first cloud computing platform that enables digital transformation through seamlessly integrating traditional IT environments into new cloud-based technologies. The new Fujitsu cloud service accelerates application development and brings together enterprise-grade reliability, performance and scalability with the cost efficiency of open source-based cloud technology.
According to the release, a key part of the Fujitsu Digital Business Platform MetaArc, K5 delivers a comprehensive set of technologies designed to enable organizations to develop and deploy new cloud-native applications dubbed ‘Fast IT’ or Systems of Engagement. At the same time, K5 allows customers to exploit the value of their traditional or ‘Robust IT’ installations, also known as Systems of Record, through seamless and consistent integration into new cloud applications.
Fujitsu will enable organizations to capture the value in their legacy systems when modernizing IT environments. Customers can take advantage of K5’s powerful capabilities in the areas of application integration and development, as well as the wider capabilities of MetaArc in leveraging automated multi-cloud delivery and management, extended across all popular cloud platforms.
Duncan Tait, Director and CEO, Executive VP and Head of Europe, Middle East, India & Africa and the Americas at Fujitsu, commented, “Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 enables customers to embrace digital transformation, by combining the economics of open source with the robustness of enterprise-class systems and a wealth of platform services. Fujitsu is making a significant investment in this new digital enablement platform and services which ensures that legacy systems can be fully integrated with cloud native applications.”
Available in four delivery models – public cloud, virtual private hosted, dedicated and dedicated on-premise – K5 is the industry’s first single, agile cloud architecture to use the same approach for all versions. These are all underpinned with 99.99 percent availability, SLAs and the truly enterprise-grade support that is required to deliver mission critical systems from the cloud.
Fujitsu is already transforming its own internal IT estate, exploiting legacy services with new systems for a quick return on investment, as it migrates all of its 640 business systems and 13,000-plus servers to K5. At the same time, Fujitsu is giving back, through software know-how contributions to OpenStack that are centered on enterprise-class enhancements.