TOKYO, Jul. 9, 2010 (Kyodo News International) -- Fujitsu Ltd. and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Corp. have basically agreed to tie up in ''cloud computing,'' which allows software and stored data to be accessed remotely via the Internet, informed sources said Saturday.
By jointly using their own facilities around the world, they aim to globally deploy the cloud computing business, while cutting their operating costs.
Fujitsu apparently looks to its partner for software development capabilities, while Microsoft expects Fujitsu to gain Japanese corporate customers.
Fujitsu President Masami Yamamoto revealed on Friday a plan to boost investments in cloud computing to 100 billion yen in fiscal 2010, from 65 billion yen in the previous year, as the business is expected to be at the center of future growth.