Fujitsu's Sydney cloud compute goes live

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The local platform was one of three Fujitsu was rolling out to customers.

By April 2011 the company expected to roll out a commodity global cloud compute-on-demand service, built on the Xen hypervisor, from six data centres spread around the globe.

Fujitsu has also signed an agreement with Microsoft whereby it would support the rollout of the vendor's Azure cloud computing platform - starting with a consulting and resale arrangement initially, sales of Azure appliances once the product is available in Australia, and eventually deploying the Azure platform-as-a-service from Fujitsu's Australian data centres sometime in 2011.

McNaught said customers "wedded to Microsoft technology" might wait for the Azure platform.

Fujitsu Australia also planned to offer Exchange 2010 as a service by the end of October, with Microsoft's collaboration (SharePoint), CRM, unified communications and virtual desktop solutions available for rent by April 2011.

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