Fujitsu sharpens Perth cloud business

11/05/2015 - 15:52

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Japanese technology giant Fujitsu has chosen its Malaga data centre to be the first in Australia to be upgraded to tier IV certification, as part of a drive to improve its Oceania operations unveiled today.

Fujitsu said demand for cloud computing was expected to dramatically increase.

Japanese technology giant Fujitsu has chosen its Malaga data centre to be the first in Australia to be upgraded to tier IV certification, as part of a drive to improve its Oceania operations unveiled today.

The Malaga upgrade, which will come with a price tag of around $10 million, will improve availability of cloud based data and improve performance.

The certification is determined by the Uptime Institute, a consortia of companies that represents the data industry, and it will mean higher performance, reliability and security in the network.

It is reportedly the highest standard of certification, with Fujitsu touting that there is currently no centre in Australia at this standard.

The company cited industry experts who suggest that Australia’s move towards 'big' data is picking up steam in 2015, putting dramatically increased demand on cloud-based computing systems.

Chief executive officer Mike Foster said Fujitsu's 2025 Roadmap for Oceania was an example of the company leading the pack on facility operation and infrastructure connectivity.

“(The Roadmap’s) vision is designed to meet the challenges of digital transformation and the data needs of our hyperconnected world into the next decade,” he said.

“The tier IV  certification process for Malaga will provide unprecedented guarantees of availability for all businesses that rely on cloud-based data.

“Those data centres governed by tier IV standards will give customers even greater confidence to move more mission-critical applications into ‘always on’ cloud infrastructure.

“Organisations are increasingly demanding a level of security and availability beyond the level of existing Tier III facilities for their mission-critical systems and applications.”

The company operates 50 such data centres globally, with seven in Australia.

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