Fujitsu is the latest tech vendor to pledge billions to expand its cloud computing capabilities. Company officials announced that Fujitsu, who extended its cloud solution beyond Japan and launched its Cloud Initiative, will spend $2 billion in 2 years to grow its abilities in platform-as-a-service (PaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud integration. The company focuses on areas as business and social innovation, and improves how it delivers those capabilities.
They hope to reach $3.5 billion in cloud revenues.
Fujitsu's financial commitment to its cloud strategy comes as enterprises embrace new workloads that call for a broad approach by vendors that include technology, but a range of partnerships. The cloud is a natural platform for delivering new types of applications, which is reflected in the increase in cloud adoption and how it is becoming a standard part of IT service delivery models for many CIOs.
Fujitsu is the only top-tier tech vendor to promise to spend billions to build up their cloud computing portfolios. Cisco Systems officials announced that it will spend $1 billion in 2 years to expand its lineup of partners to build out its vision of a series of interconnected clouds through which Cisco will be able to deliver applications and services.
Hewlett-Packard announced its own $1 billion, 2-year investment in its OpenStack cloud platform, called Helion.
Fujitsu offers a range of solutions in its cloud portfolio, including private (with 2 new Fujitsu data centers planned for this year) and public IaaS hosting (and another 2 more data centers for 2014), and a PaaS solution based on the RunMyProcess acquisition that enables users to create new connected systems that can run across on-premises, cloud and mobile environments.
Fujitsu offers services around cloud IT management and cloud backup-as-a-service, as well as new cloud infrastructure offerings for solutions that leverage Fujitsu, VMware and OpenStack software.