Japanese giant Fujitsu is developing a cloud computer platform aimed at processing so called “big data” – taking information from sensors or live data feeds – and analysing them on the fly. The service will be launched – probably in Japan initially – in early 2012.
BankWest has been confirmed as the anchor tenant for Fujitsu’s Perth based Tier III data centre – one of a network of Australian and global data centres which underpin the Japanese company’s cloud computing initiatives.
Independent software vendors and small and medium enterprises are being offered a two month free trial of Fujitsu’s Australian based cloud computing platforms as the company attempts to gee up interest outside the enterprise sector.
The IEEE - which now bills itself as "the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity" - is taking steps to bring global standardisation to cloud computing with what it says is "the first broad-scope, forward-looking cloud computing initiative to be put forth by a global standards development organisation."
The chief technology officer of global retailer and technology giant Amazon has scheduled in a trip to Australia in mid-July to spruik the company's cloud computing offerings, as interest in the burgeoning field of online cloud platforms continues to boom.
Global cloud computing and retail giant Amazon today told customers it had opened an Australian office with dedicated local staff to service the cloud computing market, as speculation continues to swirl that the company will also establish a new local datacentre facility to meet customer demand.
Seven months ago when Telstra fronted a press conference to announce a flagship cloud computing partnership with IT services giant Accenture, the details about the pair's offering were a little vague and the future of the new generation of cloud computing services in Australia was a little unclear. But things have changed.