SOURCE: Fujitsu Computer Systems

September 12, 2006 08:00 ET

Fujitsu FlexFrame for mySAP Business Suite Supports Full Service-Oriented Architecture Deployment for SAP Applications

Virtualization and Automation Technology Supports SAP Customer Demand to Be SOA-Capable

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2006 -- Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today announced the availability of FlexFrame® for mySAP™ Business Suite 3.2B, an integrated solution using virtualization technology that enables companies to run mySAP applications using a true service-oriented architecture (SOA). Companies are moving to SOAs in order to be more responsive to customers and react more quickly to changing business needs. Achieving the full benefits of shared services requires both SAP Enterprise Services Architecture (ESA), SAP's blueprint for putting SOA to work, and a flexible hardware platform capable of responding rapidly to dynamic business changes. With the latest version of FlexFrame for mySAP Business Suite, companies can achieve a complete, top-to-bottom SOA deployment of mySAP applications based on SAP's Adaptive Computing Initiative, resulting in greater agility and significantly lower total cost of ownership (TCO). With more than 100 customer deployments, Fujitsu is the only vendor offering a proven solution that takes advantage of the virtualization of mySAP applications.

An Aberdeen Group survey of 284 Global 2,000 companies revealed that by 2007, 98 percent of these companies will be engaged in SOA projects and large companies expect to save as much as $53 billion between 2006 and 2010 simply by applying SOA principles to application development and deployment.

FlexFrame for mySAP Business Suite, developed by Fujitsu in close cooperation with SAP, is an adaptive computing solution that virtualizes and automates IT infrastructures. FlexFrame separates SAP applications from infrastructure resources, including computing power, the network, storage, and control and system management. This separation enables significantly greater utilization of the existing resources, resulting in a higher level of service to customers, greater adaptability to changing business demands, and lower overall TCO.

The latest version of FlexFrame for mySAP Business Suite supports NetWeaver 2004s ensuring that organizations following SAP's recommended upgrade path can continue to reap all the flexibility and cost benefits of FlexFrame.

"The virtualization and automation technology of the Fujitsu FlexFrame for mySAP Business Suite will enable us to obtain the full cost and business-process benefits promised by a service-oriented architecture," said Russ Malz, Managing Director of application management services for ACS, a business process outsourcing and information technology solutions company that supports 65 SAP clients with users in 80 countries. "A FlexFrame-based SOA infrastructure will enable us to deliver an optimal SAP experience to our clients and respond more quickly than ever to their business needs with a flexible and scalable technology platform."

"One of the biggest challenges facing companies deploying a service-oriented architecture has been controlling the underlying infrastructure costs," said Patricia Hanford, director of alliances at Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation. "As large enterprises running SAP applications make their move to an SOA, FlexFrame for mySAP Business Suite can address the infrastructure cost challenge through simpler management, lower maintenance overhead, and greater versatility and speed in responding to changing business needs."

About the Fujitsu TRIOLE Strategy

Fujitsu is committed to providing its customers with products, solutions and services that will further optimize their IT infrastructure and improve their business agility. Its TRIOLE® strategy is the aggregate of three core principles: virtualization, automation and integration. Fujitsu has applied these principles to design and deliver highly dynamic IT solutions with the highest levels of compatibility and consistency. The result enables customers to increase efficiency, enhance agility and improve continuity now and into the future. For more information on the TRIOLE strategy please visit: http://www.fujitsu.com/triole.

About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems, application infrastructure software products, and managed services for the business enterprise. Through its TRIOLE strategy, the company offers a complete line of scalable and reliable servers, storage and middleware solutions, high-performance mobile and client computers, as well as professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems has established itself as a strategic solutions provider to the world's leading organizations by offering technology innovation, customer choice, exceptional product quality and reliability, as well as outstanding customer service. See http://us.fujitsu.com/computers for further information.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of about 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. See http://www.fujitsu.com for further information.

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo and TRIOLE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. FlexFrame is a trademark or registered trademark of Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH in the United States and other countries. SAP, mySAP, and SAP NetWeaver are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.

The statements provided herein are for informational purposes only and may be amended or altered by Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation without notice or liability. Product description data represents Fujitsu design objectives and is provided for comparative purposes; actual results may vary based on a variety of factors. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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