Fujitsu has unveiled its new service paper, Fujitsu Computing as a Service (CaaS), to accelerate digital transformation (DX) and empower customers worldwide by offering access to some of the world’s most advanced cloud computing technologies for commercial use.
The service encompasses advanced computing resources such as Fujitsu’s quantum-inspired Digital Annealer technology, computer technology at the heart of the world’s fastest supercomputer, Fugaku, and software applications that enable a wide range of users to solve problems with AI. and machine learning. Fujitsu will start delivering these new services to the Japanese market starting in October 2022 with global expansion to international regions including Europe, Asia-Pacific and the following Americas.
As a first step, Fujitsu will begin pre-ordering for Fujitsu Cloud Service HPC, which offers the computing power of the Fujitsu Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX1000, which shares the same CPU at the heart of the Fugaku supercomputer. Fujitsu will start selling the service to the general public and organizations in Japan starting April 6, 2022, and delivery will begin in October. In the coming months, Fujitsu will continue to add services for its Digital Annealer technology and AI cloud services to its service line to provide additional add-on services that seamlessly integrate a variety of solutions.
Vivek Mahajan, CTO of Fujitsu, said: “CaaS will provide customers with seamless access to public cloud services to meet fast-growing computing requirements, leveraging Fujitsu’s world-leading advanced computing technologies. In the future, we are looking to further expand our portfolio. with access to technologies such as quantum computing, this move marks an important milestone in democratizing high-performance and quantum computing and will play a major role in achieving Fujitsu’s goal of “making the world more sustainable by building trust in society through innovation.”
To realize the vision of a more sustainable world embodied by its global trademark FUJITSU Uvance, Fujitsu will use CaaS to promote the commercial use of a range of advanced computing technologies that have so far been largely limited to applications in an academic context. due in part to prohibitively high investment costs and implementation and operating charges.
Fujitsu anticipates that CaaS will contribute to solving social problems, as well as persistent challenges in a wide range of industries, including finance, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, disaster prevention (including earthquake and tsunami forecasting), and medical fields such as the discovery of drugs and gene therapy.
Cost remains a major obstacle for many companies and organizations aiming to apply advanced computing technologies such as Fujitsu’s Digital Annealer and high-performance computing (HPC) in their business. To address this issue, Fujitsu will offer users easy access to a range of services under its new CaaS portfolio, allowing users from a wide range of industries to easily tap into the power offered by Fujitsu’s advanced computing technologies.
CaaS’s cloud services portfolio represents one of the main pillars of Fujitsu’s Uvance brand for creating a sustainable world and solving social problems through digital innovation.
The service portfolio will offer comprehensive customer support, featuring software, a service integration platform, as well as cloud-based consulting and configuration services. This allows users to enjoy the troubleshooting capabilities and access to world-class computing resources without the deployment and operating costs typically associated with technologies such as supercomputers.
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