Fujitsu to offer IaaS service in North America

Interested organizations can sign up for a free three-month trial of the infrastructure-as-a-service offering

Fujitsu is launching its infrastructure-as-a-service offering in North America in a few months, and will start offering interested customers a free trial next week.

Beginning on May 31, organizations can sign up for a free three-month trial of the service. On Sept. 1, the service will become generally available.

Interested customers can sign up for the service online, and Fujitsu suggests they use it to try out application testing and development as well as processing for workloads like data analytics.

Fujitsu already offers an IaaS service in Japan, Australia, Singapore and the U.K. Expanding into the U.S. means that multinational companies can access the service locally in multiple locations, the company said.

It will offer the North America service from a data center in Silicon Valley with 24-7 support.

The service works with Microsoft, Linux and CentOS applications. Fujitsu said the platform is built on open standards, although it did not say which.

The company also offers consulting services and can help companies transition workloads to the cloud, it said.

Fujitsu did not disclose costs for users, saying that the service would be competitively priced based on usage of compute, storage, Internet communications and software.

Fujitsu joins a growing list of companies offering IaaS services, including Amazon, Rackspace, Joyent, GoGrid and others.

Nancy Gohring covers mobile phones and cloud computing for The IDG News Service. Follow Nancy on Twitter at @idgnancy. Nancy's e-mail address is Nancy_Gohring@idg.com

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