Fujitsu teams up with Oracle in Japanese cloud deal
Wed 6 Jul 2016
Fujitsu and Oracle have initiated a new strategic alliance to deliver cloud services to customers across Japan, as well as to their subsidiaries worldwide.
According to the official release, all Oracle Cloud Application and Platform services, including Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, will be powered from Fujitsu data centres in Japan.
Under the new partnership, Fujitsu has also agreed to help drive sales of the Oracle cloud offerings to companies in Japan, and globally.
The Japanese IT giant will set up the Oracle Cloud services in its Japanese facilities and connect them to its enterprise cloud solution, K5. Customers using K5 or any of Fujitsu’s hosting products will have access to the new cloud offering.
Oracle HCM Cloud will be the first Oracle Cloud Application to be offered under the joint programme. Fujitsu will itself be implementing the HCM tool to analyse its workforce across the company’s international network of offices.
‘We at Fujitsu support the digital transformation of our customers, and aim to contribute to optimized customer systems and business growth,’ said Fujitsu CTO and senior VP for Digital Services, Shingo Kagawa.
‘Oracle is a leader in Japan’s database market segment and possesses strong capabilities… Now, as we look to strengthen…K5, taking part in this strategic alliance with Oracle will work to meet the cloud needs of our customers,’ he added.
Edward Screven, chief corporate architect at Oracle, also commented: ‘In order to realize the full business potential of cloud computing, organizations need secure, reliable and high-performing cloud solutions…Oracle’s new strategic alliance with Fujitsu will allow companies in Japan to take advantage of an integrated cloud offering to support their transition to the cloud.’
Oracle further claimed that the new collaboration and focus on real enterprise solutions would place it above other providers in the region – ‘offering Japanese companies access to best of breed technology in the new Cloud era.’