Computer giant Fujitsu is to invest Y200 billion (£1.15bn) on building the Fujitsu Cloud, a portfolio of services including platform-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service, software-as-a-service and a cloud integration service.
The investment is intended as part of a global push that will include two additional data centres in the UK and the US to host its infrastructure-as-a-service S5 offering, among a total of 13 new data centre deployments.
Fujitsu executive vice-president of solutions, global delivery, Cameron McNaught, said that cloud will drive "the intelligent use of information and communication technologies".
He continued: "We see cloud as the natural platform for delivering these new types of applications, which is reflected in both the increase we are seeing in cloud adoption and how it is becoming a standard part of IT service delivery models for many CIOs today.
"We also recognise that no single cloud service provider can meet all customer needs, so we are continuing to invest in our cloud integration services," he said.
The new investment follows the rollout of RunMyProcess, the platform-as-a-service supplier Fujitsu acquired in April 2013, and the 2011 global launch of Fujitsu's cloud strategy.
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