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Fujitsu is building large additions to its two largest Japanese datacentres, to go live in 2016

Fujitsu is building large additions to its two largest Japanese datacentres, to go live in 2016

Fujitsu announced plans to expand its two core datacentres in Japan in a bid to accelerate demand for its cloud and Internet of Things services.

The company said it will expand its Tatebayashi System Centre and Akashi System Centre with construction set to being this month, and plans to add support for software defined networking (SDN) among other technical upgrades.

The Tatebayashi System Centre addition is set to open in April 2016, and the Akashi System Centre’s in July 2016.

“In recent years, companies have been facing significant management challenges, such as the need to enhance business continuity measures for disaster mitigation and recovery, rationalizing ever-increasing operational costs, and the ability to respond immediately to changes in the market, all of which have increased the importance of ICT more than ever as essential infrastructure for management,” the company said in prepared remarks.

The move marks a continuation of the company’s protracted push into the cloud services market.

Last summer the Japanese outsourcing firm announced major new initiatives aimed at accelerating its capture of market share in cloud computing. The company said at the time that it planned to spend more than ¥200bn (US $2bn) between 2014 and 2017, most of which dedicated towards building out new datacentre capacity and expanding its managed cloud platform globally, in a bid to bolster its market position amidst IT incumbents.

The company has 25 cloud datacentres globally.

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