Fujitsu launches V-DaaS in Singapore at Fujitsu Asia Conference 2016



Singapore, November 8, 2016 – Fujitsu today announced the launch of Fujitsu V-DaaS, a virtual desktop-as-a-service solution in Singapore. The Fujitsu V-DaaS solution has been created with VMware as a partner, using VMware Horizon DaaS. It allows customers’ employees to access their virtual PC environment hosted in Fujitsu’s private, secure network via a web browser—in the office, on-the-go or at home—using any device such as a PC, tablet or smartphone.

With the advent of the digital revolution, businesses are identifying opportunities to better harness technologies and drive Digital Workplace Transformation. By delivering software on-demand, Fujitsu V-DaaS offers businesses desktop virtualization as a service that is easily scalable and consumption-based. It enables businesses to streamline operations and manage workload; reduce capital expenditure in procurement, maintenance and desktop upgrading; and optimize IT productivity and enhance workforce mobility while empowering faster innovation and driving revenues.

With Fujitsu V-DaaS, virtual desktops are licensed on a subscription basis and centrally hosted. User data, operating systems and applications are no longer stored on the individual client devices. Instead, these are centrally stored, managed and executed on servers equipped with high-performance CPUs, located at Fujitsu data centers. Patches, virus scanning, version upgrades and other services are consolidated on the servers, with only printable screen images transferred to the virtual desktops. Backed by Fujitsu’s multi-layered security data centers, this central security system protects data against information leakage.

“With the continued growth of mobile technologies, the modern workforce expects the flexibility to work from wherever they are and on the device of their choice without compromising on the enterprise-class network performance they experience at the workplace. On the other hand, businesses require solutions with enhanced security measures to protect data while keeping costs in check,” said Wong Heng Chew, Country President, Fujitsu Singapore. “Fujitsu V-DaaS bridges the expectations of the workforce with the needs of the business by empowering the workforce while reducing the complexity of workplace management with a flexible, low cost and secure desktop computing environment.”

“We congratulate Fujitsu on the launch of V-DaaS in Singapore, and we are pleased to continue our collaboration with them as valued member of the vCloud Air Network,” said Geoff Waters, Vice President, Service Provider Channel, VMware. “With V-DaaS, based on Horizon DaaS, organizations are empowered to realize a cost-effective and secure mobility solution to embrace digital transformation and reduce the overhead of managing traditional desktop infrastructures.”

Fujitsu Asia Conference
The launch of V-DaaS in Singapore was announced at the Fujitsu Asia Conference 2016 held at the Raffles City Convention Centre. Themed "Human Centric Innovation – Driving Digital Transformation”, the event showcased Fujitsu’s innovations in the areas of digital business, IoT, big data as well as analytics and featured a number of presentations by industry and Fujitsu leaders including:
                 Toshio Hirose, Corporate Executive Officer, SVP, Head of Asia Region, Fujitsu Limited (Topic: Fujitsu and Our Approach in Asia)
                 Wong Heng Chew, Country President, Fujitsu Singapore (Topic: A Digital-Ready Future)
                 Associate Professor Tan Tin Wee, Director, National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore (Topic: Research at the Speed of Thought)
                 Yoshikuni Takashige, Vice President, Marketing Strategy, Fujitsu Limited (Topic: Human Centric Innovation - Driving Digital Transformation)
                 Aw Jian Huei, IT Director, REC (Topic: REC's Approach to Digital Transformation)

At the conference, Fujitsu also announced its plans to launch its IoT Solution Centre in Singapore. The Centre will allow customers to develop and test their IoT solutions on Fujitsu’s infrastructure. More details on this will be available in the coming months. 

The conference also had an exhibition component which showcased Fujitsu’s industry-leading innovative portfolio of solutions for smart cities, smart ICT and security alongside partners and customers such as A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing and NSCC. The exhibition also gave attendees a preview of MetaArc, Fujitsu’s suite of digital business offerings which aim to facilitate the digital transformation of businesses and societies.

As part of the exhibition on solutions for smart cities, Fujitsu demonstrated UBIQUITOUSWARE, which gathers information in real time on the environment, motion, location and vital health signs from sensors. The proprietary algorithms then process the sensor output into meaningful data for a variety of verticals including healthcare, manufacturing, logistics and construction.

Fujitsu showcased several smart surveillance solutions such as:
                 GREENAGES Citywide Surveillance which uses image analysis technology based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to realize intelligent citywide surveillance through monitoring cameras

                 GREENAGES Parking Analysis which uses advanced image analysis technologies to realize intelligent parking management that improves users‘ driving experience

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