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Fujitsu and Oracle have formed an alliance to help organizations in Japan, and their subsidiaries around the world, move their enterprise workloads to the cloud.

Oracle cloud application and platform services - such as Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud '“ will be hosted in Fujitsu data centers in Japan and Fujitsu will 'work to drive sales of robust cloud offerings to companies in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world.'

Specifically, Fujitsu will install the Oracle Cloud services in its data centers in Japan and connect them to its K5 service to deliver enterprise-grade cloud services.

Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 supporting OpenStack, VMware and bare metal and is described as 'a next generation cloud platform specifically created to enable efficient, easy and cost effective enterprise level digital transformation, [offering:] a universal platform, consolidating workloads to increase operational efficiency; an open platform, maximizing interoperability; integration of legacy systems with new technology, saving money; enterprise-class - 99.99 percent availability and performance predictability across the technology stack.'

The first Oracle Cloud application offered to Fujitsu customers under the joint offering will be Oracle HCM Cloud. As part of the agreement, Fujitsu will implement Oracle HCM Cloud for the management of its workforce worldwide.

The president and CEO of Oracle Japan, Hiroshige Sugihara, said: ""We strongly believe this cloud alliance will support Japanese companies to drive digital transformation. This will be a gateway for customers to achieve standardization, modernization and globalization. This initiative will differentiate us from other cloud providers by emphasizing real enterprise cloud solutions, while offering Japanese companies access to best of breed technology in the new cloud era.""

Fujitsu and Oracle have had a relationship since 1989 and Fujitsu is now an Oracle Partner Network diamond level partner providing system integration services worldwide.