Fujitsu is spending “tens of $millions” upgrading its Malaga data centre in order to offer Western Australian prospects a locally based instance of its cloud services, and also provide clients around Australia with access to a second geographically remote instance of the local cloud in order to reduce risk. The upgrade will position Fujitsu as the only major global cloud solutions provider with a cloud capability on the East and West coasts of Australia. Fujitsu anticipates that the new capability will be in operation in Western Australia in November 2012.
Organisations in Western Australia will benefit from reduced latency, which can be an issue due to the large distances between the end user and data centres on the East Coast or offshore. A direct cloud presence in WA cloud also means that customers migrating enterprise applications or large databases can upload data more efficiently via the local connection.