The Fujitsu Forum 2015 will be held May 14-15 at the Tokyo International Forum in Japan and theme of this year’s Fujitsu Forum will be Human Centric Innovation in Action.
By working with customers to build new ecosystems and realize innovation, we seek to create a prosperous future where people can live their lives in comfort and security. Fujitsu Forum 2015 will introduce new and effective ways to use ICT, including examples of Fujitsu’s own internal deployments. With rapid advances in digitalization and evolving technologies, the world is becoming ever more closely connected. In addition to enhancing people’s lives and making them more convenient, this trend is bringing significant changes to business and the management environment, presenting new opportunities for companies to grow beyond the bounds of traditional frameworks.
On the other hand, there are also numerous challenges that threaten society’s sustainability, such as issues related to food and energy supplies, urbanization, natural disasters, and economic disparity. In an effort to overcome these challenges, Fujitsu is leveraging the power of ICT.
This year marks Fujitsu’s 80th anniversary and Fujitsu Forum 2015 will highlight its accelerated drive to create innovation in a new era with the theme – Human Centric Innovation in Action. Fujitsu Forum 2015 will feature a variety of seminars and exhibits to demonstrate new ways of using ICT, including with regard to IoT, Big Data, mobile and other digital technologies.
Overview of Fujitsu Forum 2015
1. Time & Date: 10 am – 6 pm on Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15, 2015
2. Location: Tokyo International Forum, 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
3. Theme: Human Centric Innovation in Action
4. Expected Visitors: 13,000 (admission is free)
5. Seminars: (English interpretation available for certain sessions)
-Keynote and special presentations
Top Fujitsu executives will introduce the company’s vision and direction, while key industry leaders and ICT partners will discuss the environment facing business and society in the future, as well as activities being taken to promote innovation.
Focusing on nine important topics for 2015, experts, thought leaders, and representatives of companies and organizations with cutting-edge initiatives, will present on the latest trends using specific case studies.
- Seminars, workshops, and hands-on programs
Fujitsu will introduce solutions and initiatives to address a variety of challenges facing customers and will incorporate proven customer references that demonstrate how new ICT is put into practice. Other programs offer participants the chance to deliberate on timely topics or areas of common interest, based on specific industries or business tasks. There will also be interactive programs providing visitors with hands-on experiences.
- One-on-one meetings
The Forum will offer individual one-on-one meetings to collaborate on specific challenges customers are facing. Fujitsu will share concepts for new business opportunities or ways in which individual customers can develop solutions to overcome the respective challenge.
6. Exhibits (approximately 100 in total) about Business & Social Innovation, Big data, Cloud, Security and Work Style Innovations
See you there or online (by following the hashtag #FujitsuForum!)
Whenever a new athlete joins a winning team, there are some check-ups and test. They have to run, swim, and jump to show they are best-in-class. And sometimes, these athletes are even more successful: they go to the Olympic Games or World Cups and get paid off for their efforts: they win the gold medal or trophy.
Also servers are somehow an athlete in a data center. Here at Fujitsu, we do the same as a good trainer would do. We train and test them with one goal: to win the trophy.
Just recently the latest PRIMERGY team member FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX2560 M1 and its twin FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY TX2560 M1 joined our hall of fame. Both of these servers have the same beating heart: Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 processors and superfast DDR4 memory in combination with highly efficient power supplies helped to cross the finish line as the most energy efficient server worldwide (RX2560 M1) and the most energy efficient tower server worldwide (TX2560 M1).
The race control measured the following values:
Best 2-socket tower server result SPECpower_ssj2008: 10,699 overalls ssj_ops/watt
(FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY TX2560 M1, Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3)
World record SPECpower_ssj2008: 10,685 overalls ssj_ops/watt
(FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX2560 M1, Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3)
From the whole trainer team we can just congratulate to this outstanding result. It is always great to see when more than 20 years of experience continuously lead to such results.
Both, the FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX2560 M1 and TX2560 M1 offer maximum performance, best expandability and highest availability without any compromises. Branches, data centers and SMEs value the performance of the two Intel® Xeon® E5 v3 processors and 1536 GB DDR4 memory support. Up to 10 extension slots and the redundant power supply enable top availability levels and excellent expandability options. The server is thus ideal for computing-intensive applications, virtualization solutions and storage demanding scenarios. Cool-safe® Advanced Thermal Design helps to minimize costs for cooling.
Competitive benchmark results stated above reflect results published on http://www.spec.org as of April 01, 2015.
Score of 10,699 ssj_ops/watt SPECpower_ssj2008 published by Fujitsu on the PRIMERGY RX2560 M1, see http://www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/results/res2015q2/power_ssj2008-20150317-00690.html.
Score of 10,685 ssj_ops/watt SPECpower_ssj2008 published by Fujitsu on the PRIMERGY TX2560 M1, see http://www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/results/res2015q2/power_ssj2008-20150317-00689.html.
SPEC and SPECpower_ssj2008 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC).
For the latest SPECpower_ssj2008 results, visit https://www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/results
Fujitsu’s SELECT Partner program – already numbering more than 16,200 members worldwide– is at the core of our channel strategy of helping channel partners to grow their business through a closer relationship with Fujitsu, providing exclusive access to people, resources and training.
Mutual growth through the channel is a strategic priority. Taking changing market dynamics into account and based on a close collaboration with its channel partners, we have updated the structure, training offering, and benefits of the SELECT Partner Program in line with our vision of a Human Centric Intelligent Society.
The SELECT Partner Program now offers two levels of partnership: SELECT Registered and SELECT Expert. Often reflecting the stage of an early relationship and investment in building knowledge about Fujitsu offerings, SELECT Registered Partners sell Fujitsu standard products, such as LIFEBOOK and STYLISTIC client computing devices, PRIMERGY servers, and ETERNUS storage systems. Their relationship with Fujitsu is a basic one, facilitated though Fujitsu distributors. These partners nevertheless already have access to the Fujitsu Channel Partner portal, a comprehensive channel tool-kit supporting sales, as well as presales-related information.
By certifying, Fujitsu channel partners can acquire a number of SELECT Expert specializations to achieve added benefits. Fujitsu channel partners may specialize in any of the new Expert specializations that range from Mobility Solutions, up to Advanced Server Solutions, or Data Protection. These specializations enable channel partners to differentiate themselves and act as a true trusted advisor to their customers. All SELECT Expert specializations have been reclassified to be more customer centric, and are designed to provide partners with the knowledge, resources and tools they need to best advise customers – based on an in-depth understanding of today’s IT challenges, such as Mobility, Security and Big Data and according to Fujitsu Human Centric Innovation vision.
Based on the new SELECT Expert specializations, Fujitsu has developed an enhanced training curriculum focused on Sales, PreSales and Installation courses for each topic. Offering a unique end-to-end training experience via its SELECT Academy, the company trains its channel partners as it does its own employees.
The Fujitsu training curriculum also recognizes third-party competencies that channel partners have already acquired from technology partners, such as VMWare or Microsoft and even competing vendors. This enables SELECT Registered Partners to fast track to their desired SELECT Expert status.
Fujitsu puts no extra hurdles between channel partners and achieving the benefits of a certified SELECT Expert, such as intermediate levels, revenue thresholds, or strict guidelines. Fujitsu rewards its channel partners based on their knowledge, to assure the highest levels of quality, and aims to offer each partner a one-to-one approach through individual business planning. An enhanced bonus scheme is also being put in place. For example, signing an individual SELECT Target Agreement could increase the current SELECT Expert profitability by as much as 30 percent.
Already launched in EMEA, India, Asia, Oceania and North America, the SELECT Partner Program will soon roll out to South America. Mirroring early successes in EMEA and India, the company aims to achieve 80 percent of product revenue through the channel on global basis.
The “Internet of Things” means that more and more households are connecting their appliances. In future, smartphones will not only be able to switch devices on and off, but will also ensure that these devices can be used more efficiently.
The Fish Sticks are Ready
Last year, in conjunction with the electronics manufacturer Panasonic, Fujitsu conducted an experiment with a connected oven. When participants wanted to cook something in the oven, they could first use their smartphone to scan the product’s barcode. An app then consulted a database to inform the participant of the correct temperature and length of time for cooking the product. Users could also input the weight of the food to receive even more accurate instructions. The participants could then use the smartphone to set the oven to the required program.
Technology is for People
The pilot project conducted by Fujitsu is in keeping with the company’s vision, which is to use technology to improve quality of life. The oven is merely the start of a revolution that can no longer be stopped. In future, every electronic device will be connected, giving people the opportunity to exercise more control over the way in which technology operates.
Small Houses, Big Data
As the number of people controlling their electronic appliances with a smartphone increases, more and more data will become available. This data will be of particular interest to manufacturers, who will be able to analyze the data to find out how consumers use their products in practice. This allows manufacturers to focus their innovations on the most important aspect of their product: user convenience.
More information for a hyperconnected world in Fujitsu’s Technology and Services Vision: http://www.fujitsu.com/global/Images/fujitsu-technology-and-service-vision-en.pdf
Enterprise IT organizations have been widely adopting virtualization and cloud computing to deliver higher levels of services more effectively in the face of ever-increasing demands for capacity, performance, and scalability. IT organizations are also starting to command a very prominent role in the enterprise to support and drive innovation in the creation of new businesses while maintaining high levels of service for existing mission-critical applications. A crucial question immediately arises: is it possible to support a wide range of enterprise workloads on a single infrastructure? This is now more feasible than ever before, with the winning combination of the Oracle Solaris 11.2 operating system and Fujitsu M10 servers.
Oracle introduced Oracle Solaris 11 as the First Cloud OS with its advanced virtualization, unified archives, and software defined networking capabilities. The new Oracle Solaris 11.2 release increases the built-in cloud infrastructure capabilities tremendously through the incorporation of a full cloud software stack, OpenStack.
OpenStack is the leading open source, cloud computing platform stack, and is managed by the OpenStack Foundation, with members representing more than 850 organizations. OpenStack provides an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud solution through a set of interrelated services to create and manage pools of processing, storage, and networking resources across the enterprise datacenter. Marrying cloud computing capabilities with the industry’s leading enterprise operating system makes a powerful combination, and allows for greater levels of datacenter workload consolidation and management simplification.
You can watch a quick overview of the Oracle Solaris 11.2 cloud capabilities here:
And you can find greater detail on the OpenStack implementation within Oracle Solaris here:
Oracle Solaris 11.2 also features Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones that enable efficient application consolidation with very low overhead. This capability provides organizations with extremely convenient means to migrate and consolidate their legacy applications running on earlier versions of Oracle Solaris onto a modern server infrastructure. Deployed and managed in their own zones, such mission-critical legacy applications can continue to run on the same operating system as before, but benefit from Fujitsu M10 servers’ significant cost and performance advantages.
Fujitsu M10 servers are designed to meet the processing demands of rapidly growing mountains of data in the Big Data and Cloud Computing era. Fujitsu M10 servers offer dynamic growth and capacity-on-demand features with core-level CPU Activation and a modular system architecture to easily and economically match the performance and capacity that business applications need.
Fujitsu M10 servers and Oracle Solaris 11.2 provide a flexible and scalable cloud infrastructure that delivers high performance and reliability. The combination of Fujitsu M10 servers and Oracle Solaris 11.2 – with OpenStack capabilities and the Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones feature – enables IT organizations to maximize their return on investment and eliminate the challenges of sprawling silos and compartmentalization across the data center. This single system solution allows legacy applications, mission-critical enterprise applications, and next generation cloud apps to come together on one enterprise cloud infrastructure.
Deep integration of Fujitsu M10 and Oracle Solaris with Oracle Database and Oracle applications further enables organizations to deliver the most reliable, high-performance, and secure services to their respective communities.
Organizations in the education, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and utility industries demand an IT infrastructure that delivers reliability, capacity, performance, security and flexible operations. Increasingly IT organizations in these industries are deploying on-premise cloud services in support of their user communities. Fujitsu M10 together with Oracle Solaris 11.2 presents a great enterprise cloud opportunity for all!