Operational launch supports K5 business expansion by offering scalable and cost-optimized storage
TOKYO, Japan - May 17, 2018 – Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, today announced that Fujitsu Limited (Minato-ku, Tokyo) has selected VeritasTMAccess, a software-defined scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) solution, as the premier storage infrastructure for the Fujitsu Cloud Service K5. The implementation will allow Fujitsu to provide users with high-performance, cost-optimized storage services that are easy to manage and scale.
Fujitsu’s reliance on traditional hardware storage, for K5’s operational infrastructure, created challenges including a lack of flexibility, higher costs and difficulties in accommodating a variety of data transfer protocols on the same architecture. Fujitsu found that Veritas Access—a software-defined storage (SDS) solution with numerous successful deployments— fulfilled the rigorous prerequisites of deployment in Cloud Service K5.
Fujitsu selected Veritas Access due to the following key benefits:
Veritas Access—an SDS approach to storage offering resilience and reliable performance
The need for modern SDS capabilities has never been more pressing as data growth and data storage costs continue to increase exponentially. According to the Veritas 2017 Data Genomics Index, enterprise data repositories have grown by nearly 50 percent (48.7 percent) annually, largely driven by the proliferation of new apps and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).
The soaring volumes of data fuels the need to address storage for transactional, analytical and archival workloads, which have different performance and capacity requirements. Veritas Access, as a scale-out NAS software, enables organizations to easily manage data regardless of where it resides—on-premises, off-premises or in the cloud—with resulting high performance, cost-effectiveness and scalability gains.
Moving forward, Veritas and Fujitsu will be working closely on additional multi-cloud data management capabilities for K5. For example, K5 users deploying Veritas NetBackupTM, a cloud-enabled data protection solution, will be able to back up their data to Veritas Access seamlessly by directing it to optimum storage tiers.
“Veritas offers a number of SDS products of which, Veritas Access, in particular, provides K5 users with exceptional benefits, including flexibility and opportunities to reduce cost,” said Masahiro Ohta, Head of Cloud Services Business Unit, Digital Services Business, Fujitsu Limited. “Notably, Veritas’ numerous product deployments for enterprises across both Japan and globally, was an indispensable factor in Fujitsu’s decision to deploy Veritas Access in K5. We look forward to expanding our partnership with Veritas, to offer data management services for multi-cloud platforms centered on K5.”
“Veritas’ strategic relationship with Fujitsu goes back more than two decades. As one of our global key partners, we are delighted that Fujitsu picked Veritas Access to support K5, a strong testimony of the unique value of our solution to help Fujitsu deliver benefits to their customers,” said Mike Palmer, executive vice president and chief product officer, Veritas.
“At Veritas, we are focused on enabling organizations to effectively protect and manage their most important asset—data. This partnership with Fujitsu to deliver data protection and data management services supports organizations with their requirements for data visibility, digital compliance and business continuity.”
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