Fujitsu today announced that it will migrate all internal systems to a new cloud platform, underlining the benefits of cloud computing as a more efficient, flexible and cost-effective solution even for the largest global companies. It will consist of approximately 640 large-scale and complex systems across some 13,000 servers globally that encompass a mixture of legacy and cutting-edge systems. The transition will proceed in stages starting in February 2015 and is scheduled to be completed within five years with an expected reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) of 35 billion yen.
Fujitsu transitioning to OpenStack
This will be an all-encompassing upgrade that covers all of the Fujitsu Group’s internal systems worldwide, which will be migrated to a new cloud platform based on OpenStack software that is currently under development. This will be the first time that the Fujitsu Group is attempting to migrate all of its large-scale, complex systems, from legacy systems to cutting-edge systems.
- Number of systems: approx. 640 systems operating in the Fujitsu Group worldwide
Japan: approximately 450 systems (approx. 8,000 servers)
Outside Japan: approximately 190 systems (approx. 5,000 servers)
- Transition time frame: 5 years beginning February 2015
- TCO savings: 35 billion yen over five years
Among the systems that will be upgraded in this process is a global communications platform that was deigned to make work tasks more efficient for 170,000 employees across roughly 540 group companies. This global communications platform was deployed in phases beginning in April 2012, and has already accelerated business operations. In addition, by 2013, it had cut group-wide expenses related to system operations and business trips by 30% compared to 2010 levels. Moreover, the expertise that the company gained through its internal implementation was used as a reference model for proposing, building, and operating similar systems for customers, and now roughly 150 companies employing over one million people have deployed such systems.