FGCP/A5 offers a set of application development frameworks, such as Microsoft .NET, Java and PHP, and data storage capabilities consistent with the Windows Azure platform provided by Microsoft. The basic service consists of compute, storage, Microsoft SQL Azure and Windows Azure AppFabric technologies such as Service Bus and Access Control Service, with options for interoperating services covering implementation and migration of applications, system building, systems operation and support.
FGCP/A5 will be supported by operational and monitoring technologies enhanced by Fujitsu-developed middleware, which can be deployed with FGCP/A5. In addition, Fujitsu will begin efforts to train Windows Azure platform technical experts, allowing the company to further expand its network of systems engineers and broaden its systems integration capabilities through FGCP/A5.
The Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform service powered by Windows Azure will be globally accessible, building on additional investments in cloud-oriented services including consulting, migration and implementation support. To meet the needs of customers who want to quickly take advantage of this new platform, Fujitsu will offer various services to help with the development of new applications and migration of existing applications.
FGCP/A5 is geared toward leading enterprises or value-oriented small and medium-sized companies.
System operations are simplified through application monitoring, detailed logs and process automation. In addition, the deployment of Java or COBOL applications and distributed monitoring of hybrid-cloud environments are enabled by Fujitsu middleware products, such as Systemwalker, Interstage and NetCOBOL. Fujitsu will also offer optional support and consulting services for integration or migration of existing applications and infrastructure.
The service will be available from August 2011 from 5 JPY / hour (1 virtual server, corresponding to "Extra small" Windows Azure instance)