Fujitsu Siemens and EMC Expand Alliance

Fujitsu Siemens and EMC announced an expansion of their strategic alliance to address new customer IT challenges.

This announcement marks the 10th anniversary of the partnership between Fujitsu Siemens and EMC.

The companies will create new services frameworks for advanced data center architectures, as well as major collaboration for supporting technologies.

IT Product Services (ITPS), the services arm of Fujitsu Siemens, has joined the EMC Authorized Services Network providing services for specific EMC midrange networked storage solutions sold in EMEA by Fujitsu Siemens. Fujitsu Siemens will deliver EMC information infrastructure services which complement and enhance Fujitsu Siemens’ Dynamic Data Center capabilities.

“Customers are rapidly moving to next-generation IT architectures and they’re demanding best-of-breed technologies that are integrated and well-supported. Together, Fujitsu Siemens Computers and EMC will deliver information infrastructure solutions that meet customer needs and help customers exploit new technologies to improve business efficiencies,” said Joe Tucci, EMC Chairman, President and CEO. “What makes the Fujitsu Siemens Computers and EMC 10 year relationship unique is the historical breadth and depth of our broad collaboration in technology, services and solutions.”

The collaboration will provide advanced integrated capabilities for Fujitsu Siemens’ FlexFrame, BladeFrame and PRIMERGY computing platforms. The integration will focus on storage, management and protection technologies to deliver customers a complete suite of next-generation virtualized IT infrastructure.

Fujitsu Siemens and EMC will expand the set of solutions for SAP customers, based on Fujitsu Siemens’ FlexFrame technology. The combination of EMC and Fujitsu Siemens technology, coupled with ITPS’s proven services capability, offers customers a single, integrated solution with superior performance, availability and economics, and a clear, proven pathway to supporting demanding SAP environments

Milestones in this relationship have included the introduction of Fujitsu Siemens’ OEM versions of EMC CLARiiON under the FibreCAT brand and EMC NetWorker, and Fujitsu Siemens’ CentricStor Virtual Tape Appliance joining EMC’s Select program in 2006.