Over the next three months, organisations can access Fujitsu’s Cloud Platform, which includes IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS
ICT provider Fujitsu is offering a free trial programme for its Cloud offering, aimed at Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Over the next three months, organisations can access Fujitsu’s Cloud Platform, which includes Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS) hosted in Fujitsu’s Australian data centres, as part of a free two-month trial, said Fujitsu.
Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand executive general manager and CTO Craig Baty said the company has introduced the trial offer as an added incentive that will appeal to smaller organisations such as ISVs and SMEs to drive the development and use of Australian applications.
Baty said, "It will also allow organisations of all sizes to test the suitability of the Cloud locally.
"ISVs will benefit from the ability to sell their software ‘as a service’ to a global market place. Our Cloud platform will help them to address increasing pressure to deliver on demand, customise quickly and take new releases and functionality to market rapidly.
"SMEs will benefit from the flexibility and scalability of our Cloud platform, which will allow them to provision ICT infrastructure and services to match the peaks and troughs of demand. They will only pay for the service they need at any time which will reduce the need to have dedicated infrastructure installed that is under-utilised."
The Australian and New Zealand service is delivered from Fujitsu’s data centres, which are located across Australia. Fujitsu said provisioning is highly flexible via a self-service portal and availability is guaranteed to be at least 99.95%.
"We are offering this free trial as a demonstration of our commitment to the Australian businesses. We are confident that the platform will deliver excellent value to our customers in adopting it as a Cloud platform to enable business growth," said Baty.
The free trial offer is available immediately and is valid until 31 January 2012.