Windows Azure SQL Database Marketplace
and Microsoft announced
the first release of Fujitsu’s Global Cloud Platform service (“FGCP/A5”),
powered by Windows Azure
and running in Fujitsu’s datacenter in Japan. This service, which Fujitsu has been offering in Japan on a trial basis to
twenty companies since April 21, will launch officially in August. This launch is
significant because it marks the first official production release of the Windows Azure platform appliance by Fujitsu. FGCP/A5 will enable customers
to quickly build elastically scalable applications using familiar Windows Azure
platform technologies that will allow them to streamline their IT operations
management and compete more effectively globally.
Geared towards a wide variety of customers, FGCP/A5 consists
of Windows Azure compute and storage, SQL Azure, and Windows Azure AppFabric
technologies, with additional services covering application development and migration,
real-time operations and support.
This announcement follows the global strategic partnership on
the Windows Azure platform appliance between Fujitsu and Microsoft that was announced
at the Worldwide Partner Conference in July 2010. The partnership allows
Fujitsu to work alongside Microsoft providing services to enable, deliver and manage
solutions built on the Windows Azure platform.
to read the full press release.