Fujitsu have thrown open the doors to competing Cloud providers with the launch of the Fujitsu Cloud Integration Platform which enables customers to manage, integrate and aggregate Cloud services from a single unified portal.
The new platform, launched at the Fujitsu Forum 2013, Munich, allows companies the flexibility to adopt a "Bring-your-own-Cloud" approach while having the necessary governance and controls in place.
It provides customers with a "single pane of glass" to seamlessly manage and integrate existing ICT systems alongside external Cloud services, whether they be Fujitsu or not.
Fujitsu executive vice president solutions, Cameron McNaught, said the new platform was the result of working closely with Fujitsu's 3600 Cloud customers worldwide.
"This is an exciting time for us in this space and it is really rewarding to announce a new Fujitsu Cloud capability," he said.
"We have spent a lot of time with customers and it's become evident that customers do not only need cloud services from experienced providers, like Fujitsu."
"So we have developed a single pane of glass to manage these services as they broaden their adoption of Cloud."
The new platform can be deployed on-premise (as a private cloud) or off-premise, with the option of self-managed or delivered as a managed service.
It also enables customers to deploy, manage and connect Cloud and on-premise solutions to establish an integrated flow of services and systems.
At the same time, it allows you to protect your data in Cloud and non-Cloud solutions, managing all information regardless of location or provider.
It also allows you to optimise the performance with a single view of resources and processes.
McNaught said the platform enabled the CIO to become the 'Cloud enabler' for their organisation, allowing other parts of the business to also bring their own Cloud.
"A constant monitoring and service dashboard across all these cloud services and your traditional platforms and finally the jewel in the crown - single identity and access management across all those cloud services regardless of the providers," he said.
"That's an awesome capability to be able to go and in provision the machine from a partner, add Fujitsu data management, in a single unified sign-on environment."
McNaught said the platform was now available to pre-release customers.
"It really is an exciting time for us as we expand from being a leading cloud provider to now, also, a cloud enabler to our customers," he said.