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  • 6 June 2013 13:59

Fujitsu Announces Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider Accreditation and New Capability for Migration of Legacy UNIX Applications to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Fujitsu today announces it has been accredited as a Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider in Australia and New Zealand. This extension of Fujitsu’s ongoing technology collaboration with Red Hat means enterprise customers can now more easily migrate their legacy UNIX applications to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Fujitsu’s mature cloud platform, which is hosted in Australian data centres.

John Kaleski, General Manager Cloud at Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand said, “We have a proven and highly successful, long-term partnership with Red Hat in this region. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an effective platform for running applications in the cloud, with its broad base of developers and extensive ecosystem of certified applications that allow for flexibility, portability and scalability.”

Fujitsu and Red Hat have also developed a new capability to provide migration services from legacy UNIX systems to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on a number of platforms, including the Fujitsu Cloud. The partnership enables enterprises to migrate some or all of their traditional UNIX applications from expensive UNIX-based hardware and operating systems and move to more readily available and lower cost x86 hardware architectures running Red Hat Enterprise Linux either in the client’s own data centre, the cloud or Fujitsu’s data centres as a managed service.

Max McLaren, Regional Vice President and General Manager of Red Hat Australia and New Zealand, said “We welcome Fujitsu to our growing ecosystem of certified partners. The combination of proven Red Hat Enterprise Linux and enterprise-class support from Fujitsu's Cloud Services offers Australian and New Zealand customers a powerful infrastructure for the cloud. We look forward to working with Fujitsu to address the requirements of the many organisations that would benefit from moving their legacy UNIX environments to a more cost-effective, contemporary and strongly supported operating system.”

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About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. As the third largest ICT Company in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace, we partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand has earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au.

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