Feeds

Microsoft holds hands with Fujitsu in data centre deal, says report

All about plumping up fluffy clouds

Security for virtualized datacentres

Microsoft and Fujitsu reportedly plan to share data centres around the world to play catch up with other cloud computing vendors such as Google and Salesforce.com.

Redmond is expected to mix its software with Fujitsu’s customer service offerings, according to Nikkei business daily (via Reuters).

Fujitsu, which has around 90 data centres based in 16 countries across the globe, will begin hosting MS cloud services later this year at the company’s Tatebayashi hub in Gunma Prefecture, Japan.

It’s understood that sites in the US, UK and Singapore have also been set aside by Fujitsu to house some of Microsoft’s cloud computing services.

Nikkei said that the two firms were mulling joint investment in the data centres that could cost tens of billions of yen.

Last year Microsoft cut the ribbon on its own data centres in Chicago and Dublin, but - if the report is accurate - the software giant is presumably trying to gain traction among the Japanese biz community too.

Such a deal might come in handy, after we reported this morning that Microsoft's $14bn server and tools unit had undergone a major shake-up in an effort to squeeze money from the company's Azure cloud product, which launched in January this year. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.