October 31, 2011
Integrated private cloud platform appliances focus on increases to speed, efficiency and performance
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Oct. 31 — Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leading provider of IT-based business solutions, including advanced technology products, biometric security, and digital media solutions, today has announced its new private cloud computing platform named NuVola. The NuVola Private Cloud Platform solution is an appliance-based offering built with class-leading Fujitsu server and storage products, and paired with advanced software tools and utilities that transform business critical processes by leveraging private cloud computing power, security and scalability.
NuVola Private Cloud Platform appliances can transform a host of functional business processes to improve speed, efficiency and performance. Integrating technology from key partners, each NuVola appliance is purposely built to address customer pain points for a variety of functional processes. Initially, NuVola Private Cloud Platform appliances will focus on the functional IT process areas of search, storage, multi-media transcoding and data analytics.
"The NuVola Private Cloud Platform solution represents Fujitsu's dedication to creating value in an environment where changes in technology and customer need drive our innovation," said Vic Herring, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, FFNA. "Fujitsu has developed strong partnerships with key technology providers that when combined with our core offerings and deployed in creative ways will have a transformative impact on how businesses use IT."
Central to all NuVola Private Cloud Platform solutions is Fujitsu's class-leading ETERNUS storage and PRIMERGY server hardware. Leveraging the broad portfolio of storage and server system configurations and capabilities, each NuVola appliance can be tuned to match customer needs, both now and in the future.
"Fujitsu remains focused on delivering value to customers in the form of increased functionality and maintaining its reputation for quality and performance," stated Richard McCormack, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Systems, Fujitsu America. "Fujitsu's comprehensive range of cloud solutions delivers benefit across the full spectrum of the challenges businesses face. NuVola represents another example of how Fujitsu is helping its companies realize these benefits."
Private Cloud environments must match the specific needs of customers, thus there is a premium on key parameters, including speed, performance and value. Fujitsu has aligned itself with hardware and software partners whose focus in on maximizing private cloud performance with an economical perspective.
Myricom, a technology leader in extreme-performance 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) solutions specialized for vertical markets, is specified to provide network adapters for NuVola.
"Fujitsu's NuVola Private Cloud Platform solution shares with Myricom a key strategy: getting extreme performance out of your network hardware," said Dr. Nan Boden, CEO of Myricom. "Cloud computing appliances are a powerful starting point in our strategic alliance with Fujitsu. Myricom adaptable networking within the NuVola Private Cloud Platform solution is where it all comes together."
Eucalyptus Systems, the world's most widely deployed cloud computing software platform for on-premise (private) Infrastructure as a Service clouds, provides the platform and web services software layer for NuVola.
"Working with Fujitsu on the NuVola Private Cloud Platform solution reinforces our belief that the cloud must exist in many forms to meet the current and future needs of our customers," commented David P. Butler, Vice President of Marketing for Eucalyptus Systems. "Eucalyptus as part of the NuVola Private Cloud Platform solution represents an optimal infrastructure-ready approach to private cloud computing."
The NuVola Private Cloud Platform solution will be progressively launched over the next several weeks, including demonstrations during the Super Computing 2011 tradeshow, Seattle, WA from November 14-18, Fujitsu Booth #815.
More information can be found at http://us.fujitsu.com/NuVola.
About Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. provides market-focused IT solutions that enable customers to achieve their business objectives through integrated offerings for retail point of sale, self checkout solutions and kiosks, mobile, cloud computing, digital media solutions, biometric authentication technology, Ethernet switches, RFID tags and currency handling solutions. Working closely with a diverse network of partners for sales, systems integration, and managed services, FFNA delivers industry-specific solutions for the manufacturing, retail, healthcare, government, education, financial services, enterprise and communications sectors throughout North America. Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. is headquartered with operations and product development at 25902 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA. 92610.
For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call 800-626-4686 or visit www.fujitsufrontechna.com.
About Fujitsu America, Inc.
Fujitsu America, Inc., is a leading ICT solutions provider for organizations in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Fujitsu enables clients to meet their business objectives through integrated offerings and solutions, including consulting, systems integration, managed services, outsourcing and cloud services for infrastructure, platforms and applications; data center and field services; and server, storage, software and mobile/tablet technologies. For more information, visit http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com/ and http://twitter.com/fujitsuamerica.
Founded in 1994 as a Caltech spin-off, Myricom is the technology leader in extreme-performance 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) solutions specialized for vertical markets. Myricom first pioneered High Performance Computing (HPC) interconnect technology that helped fuel the growth of cluster computing. Now, with its fourth generation of networking products, Myri-10G, Myricom has achieved convergence between mainstream 10-Gigabit Ethernet and HPC technology, 10-Gigabit Ethernet with a supercomputing heritage. The majority of Myricom's sales today are for 10-Gigabit Ethernet applications with demanding latency or throughput requirements. Myri-10G delivers wire-speed UDP and TCP throughput, with optional firmware-accelerated offloads for financial trading, packet capture, video streaming and IPTV, HPC, and for other performance-sensitive vertical markets.
For additional information, please visit www.myri.com.
About Eucalyptus Systems
Eucalyptus Systems provides IT organizations in enterprises, government agencies, Web and mobile businesses, and industry partners the most widely deployed software platform for on-premise Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds. To date, over 25,000 Eucalyptus clouds have been started all over the world, including more than 20 percent of Fortune 100 companies. Eucalyptus is specifically designed for enterprise use, and the software platform is uniquely suited for hybrid clouds. Built as an open source product, Eucalyptus supports the industry-standard cloud API, Amazon Web Services, as well as all major virtualization platforms. The company has an active and growing ecosystem of customers, partners, developers and researchers that benefit from Eucalyptus' open, fast and standards-compliant path to cloud computing. For more information about Eucalyptus, visit http://www.eucalyptus.com.
Source: Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.
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