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By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2004-05-25 Print this article Print

A key part of the automation offering will roll out next month when Fujitsu releases Resource Coordinator, middleware that will enable users to automate their rules policies, officials said. Fujitsu will develop 20 "platform integration"—or Pi—templates that will serve as building blocks to help speed the construction of Triole-based installations and drive down costs. Customers will get pre-tested and pre-integrated offerings that they can more easily deploy, Fujitsu officials said.
Fujitsu, which runs a Pi center in Japan, will look to open another one in the United States. The center is a centralized place where Fujitsu can train its own people on the technology as well as demonstrate for customers how to implement the templates, McCormack said.
Officials said customers in Japan have seen a 33 percent improvement in reliability and upward of 40 percent reductions in downtime using the Triole offerings. Fujitsus market share in the Japanese market is more than in the United States, which is dominated by the likes of IBM, HP and Sun. In North America, Triole will work as a gateway to get Fujitsu products into heterogeneous environments, McCormack said. IDCs Turner said an advantage for Fujitsu is that it is bringing a product to the United States that has been tested for more than a year in Japan. "They cut their teeth locally before going out with it globally," he said. Check out eWEEK.coms Infrastructure Center for the latest news, views and analysis on servers, switches and networking protocols for the enterprise and small businesses.


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