Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform
Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform (FGCP) is a Fujitsu cloud computing platform that aims to deliver standardized enterprise-class public cloud services globally. It offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) from Fujitsu's data centers to provide computing resources that can be employed on-demand and suited to customers' needs. The service ensures a high level of reliability that is sufficient for deployment in mission-critical systems.
In Japan, the service was offered as the On-Demand Virtual System Service (OViSS) and is now known as FGCP/S5. Globally, the service is delivered under the name Global Cloud Platform and operated from Fujitsu data centers located in Australia, Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany.
Fujitsu has also launched a Windows Azure powered Global Cloud Platform in a partnership with Microsoft. This is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, known as FGCP/A5 in Japan. It is operated from a Fujitsu data center in Japan. It offers a set of application development frameworks, such as Microsoft .NET, Java and PHP, and data storage capabilities consistent with the Windows Azure platform provided by Microsoft. The basic service consists of compute, storage, Microsoft SQL Azure, and Windows Azure AppFabric technologies such as Service Bus and Access Control Service, with options for interoperating services covering implementation and migration of applications, system building, systems operation, and support.
Fujitsu launched its global cloud strategy in April 2010. Provision of services from this platform was offered on a trial basis to 200 companies in Japan from the following month. Fujitsu announced general availability of the IaaS service in Japan, under the name On-Demand Virtual System Service (OViSS), starting on 1 October 2010. As part of the service's global rollout, it was launched in Australia under the name Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform (FGCP) in February 2011. This was followed by launches in March 2011 in Singapore and in May 2011 in the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States of America. In July 2012, Fujitsu added a center in western Japan to bring the total number to seven.
Virtual system 
The basic component in the FGCP is called a Virtual System, or VSYS. It consists of a firewall and one or multiple network segments in which customers can host their virtual machines. Once signed up, customers can deploy multiple VSYS within their environment, much like a virtual data center.
The FGCP employs templates to allow customers to quickly deploy virtual systems. A template consists of a firewall, network segment definitions and virtual servers with OS/middleware installed and set up. This allows quick selection of for example a system of three network zones, with pre-installed a web server in the DMZ, an application server in the secure zone and a database in another secure zone. A virtual system includes a firewall to control access between the network segments and from and to the Internet and intranet. The intranet connection is for communication between the virtual servers and customers' existing servers hosted in the same Fujitsu data center.
Virtual servers 
Virtual servers are chosen from a list of pre-defined servers, which have only an operating system installed or also additional software.
Servers with different computational resources are offered.
|Economy||1.0 GHz x 1||1.7 GB|
|Standard||2.0 GHz x 1||3.4 GB|
|Advanced||4.0 GHz x 1||7.5 GB|
|High-Performance||4.0 GHz x 2||15 GB|
|Double-High||4.0 GHz x 4||30 GB|
|Quad-High||4.0 GHz x 8||60 GB|
Operating systems 
Microsoft Office 
A virtual server has a system disk of a pre-defined size. Additional disks, with sizes configurable from 10 GB to 1 TB, can be attached to a server when it is not running.
Service Portal 
Users provision and manage their virtual systems through a self-service portal. It can also be used to initiate a VPN connection to a virtual zone.
All operations offered through the service portal are also offered through a cloud API. The API is XML-RPC based, using SSL to encrypt its messages and certificates for authentication. Operations are also possible through multi-cloud API Apache Deltacloud.
Server Locations 
- "Fujitsu Deploys Six-Country Global Cloud Platform". Asahi. 2011-06-08.
- Prickett Morgan, Timothy (2011-07-29). "Fujitsu fluffs COBOL, Java on Azure clouds". The Register.
- Ostergaard, Bernt (2010-04-23). "Fujitsu’s Global Cloud Strategy Envisions New Business Models". Current Analysis.
- "Fujitsu Launches On-Demand IaaS Public Cloud Service". JCN Newswire. 2010-09-27.
- Tindal, Suzanne (2011-02-28). "Fujitsu's global cloud launches in Aus". ZDNet Australia.
- Hatch, Dan (2011-05-16). "Fujitsu's cloud platform finally available in the UK". Cloud Pro.
- "Fujitsu Delivers Flexible and Secure Services via Global Cloud Platform". WebWire. 2011-05-19.
- "Fujitsu Rolls Out Global Cloud Platform in North America". Marketwire. 2011-05-24.
- "Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform/S5 Now Also Available from Western Japan". JCN Newswire. 2012-07-12.
- Not available in all regions.
- Willington, Ray (2011-02-10). "Fujitsu And Red Hat Team Up...In The Cloud!". Hot Hardware.
- Fay, Joe. "Fujitsu: We could run Office on any device if Microsoft lets us." The Register, 13 November 2012.
- Vambenepe, William (2009-11-19). "Review of Fujitsu’s IaaS Cloud API submission to DMTF".
- FGCP introduction guide and service catalogue
- FGCP/S5 Service Portal for East Japan
- FGCP/S5 Service Portal for West Japan
- FGCP Service Portal for Australia and New Zealand
- FGCP Service Portal for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam
- FGCP Service Portal for the UK and Ireland
- FGCP Service Portal for the Americas
- FGCP Service Portal for Central Europe (CEMEA (Central Europe, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa) & India)
- API Design for IaaS Cloud Computing Service - FGCP's Cloud API Specification
See also