Fujitsu Expands Data Center Footprint in Canada With New High-Performance Facility in Saskatchewan

Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:00am EST

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  REGINA, SK, Nov 27 (Marketwire) -- 
Fujitsu today announced the building of a certified Tier III data center
in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The new data center will offer the
flexible Fujitsu portfolio of co-location, managed services, dedicated
and cloud hosting services. This new facility will be the first Tier III
data center built in Canada for Fujitsu and will expand its presence and
service offerings in Saskatchewan, a province that continues to
experience major economic growth. This data center will be the first of
its kind in Saskatchewan and among only a handful of Tier III data
centers in Western Canada.

    Fujitsu is a $54B leader in Global IT Systems and Services, with a track
record of more than 70 years, providing mission-critical support for over
100 highly secure and available, fully redundant data centers with more
than 1 million square feet. Customers in Canada across both public and
private sector industries including manufacturing, agriculture,
healthcare, financial services and the resource sectors are demanding
more data center options to help tackle big data analysis,
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), deployment of cloud applications as
well as secure storage and disaster recovery. 

    The Fujitsu Saskatchewan Data Center at full build out will feature up to
35,000 square feet of high-density Tier III data hall space, bringing
needed capacity to existing Fujitsu customers in the market. It will also
offer the full Fujitsu portfolio of IT Infrastructure services to new
customers across Canada and beyond who rely on co-location, hosting,
cloud and fast, reliable, low-latency delivery of business-critical

    "As the world's third largest IT services provider, Fujitsu has a proud
history in the design, construction and operation of intelligent data
centers," said Andre Pouliot, president, Fujitsu Canada. "Our new
facility in Saskatchewan underscores our commitment to the market and
offers our customers flexible and enhanced services to meet the needs of
today's global companies while at the same time creating high value jobs
for the local economy. With the launch of this new facility, we are
offering clear opportunities for all organizations, regardless of size or
industry, to enhance the use of technology to improve efficiencies and
significantly reduce costs."

    As a certified Tier III data center, this Western Canadian facility will
be concurrently maintainable, allowing for planned maintenance activity
of power and cooling systems to take place without disrupting the
operation of computer hardware located in the data center. The data
center will also not only reduce the pressure on system applications for
customers across the globe, it will act as a back-up location for the
Canada-based systems, providing emergency back-up and data restoration
services. The innovative design of the Fujitsu facility will allow
organizations to host applications and data in data storage pools for the
time required and pay only for the capacity needed.

    The Saskatchewan data center will be environmentally friendly, utilizing
the natural asset of the Saskatchewan climate to provide an external air
temperature cooling system -- often referred to as "Free Cooling" --
along with other unique green design features. With a commitment to
efficiency and energy savings, Fujitsu has pioneered implementing green
data centers by reducing environmental burden and providing super-green
IT equipment products and IT applications, helping customers greatly
reduce their costs. With the gradual optimization of IT budgeting,
Fujitsu has also reduced the cost of maintenance and IT equipment

    This announcement comes on the heels of Fujitsu Canada's acquisition of
TMC, a Saskatchewan-based business and information technology consulting
solution and service provider. The construction of the Saskatchewan data
center is aligned to Fujitsu Canada's long-term strategy to strengthen
its position as a leader in the Canadian information and communication
technology (ICT) market and help infuse the regional market with new jobs
for IT professionals. 

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    About Fujitsu
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communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of
technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people
support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and
the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers.
Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5
trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012.
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    Fujitsu Canada harnesses its experience and the power of ICT to provide
the competitive edge business needs to succeed. Fujitsu product and
service offerings in Canada include: application development, integration
and management; delegated management; cloud computing; consulting
services; and industry solutions -- as well as high-performance,
high-reliability computing platforms including servers, storage devices,
point of sale systems, imaging solutions and mobile devices. For more

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