Will set up cloud services R&D center in Europe, accelerating global expansion
Tokyo, November 17, 2015 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has reached an agreement with French software company UShareSoft, SAS to acquire all of UShareSoft's shares, with the two companies having signed a contract to that effect on October 30, 2015.
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Grenoble, France, UShareSoft provides customers in Europe, Japan, Asia, and the US with unique, enterprise-class application delivery software for automating the build, migration and governance of applications in multi-cloud environments.
As a result of this acquisition, Fujitsu will incorporate UForge (*1), UShareSoft's primary software product, into FUJITSU Cloud Service K5. Fujitsu will also position UShareSoft as its cloud services R&D center in Europe, accelerating the enhancement and global expansion of its cloud business.
UShareSoft's suite of UForge automation software makes it more efficient to build, migrate and deliver applications and systems for multi-cloud environments. Fujitsu looks forward to strengthening its cloud business by incorporating UForge into the automated systems building services of K5, the core product of FUJITSU Digital Business Platform MetaArc.
Moreover, by positioning UShareSoft as the cloud services R&D center for Fujitsu in Europe, Fujitsu will strengthen its global software development capabilities for multi-cloud environments in its efforts to expand its business.
Comment from Chiseki Sagawa, Senior Vice President, Fujitsu Limited
"The acquisition of UShareSoft will work to further strengthen K5, and the new added value it enables, namely, the ease with which applications can be migrated to our cloud services and customer environments, will contribute to MetaArc. Moreover, we expect that cooperation between UShareSoft and Fujitsu group companies in Europe conducting business relating to software and the cloud, primarily FUJITSU Enabling Software Technology GmbH and Fujitsu RunMyProcess SAS, will raise our profile in the global cloud market."
Comment from Alban Richard, CEO, UShareSoft, SAS
"We're very excited to join the Fujitsu Group. UForge AppCenter is a mature, solid software that is rapidly gaining traction with customers moving to enterprise hybrid IT environments. It's the perfect time for us to take UForge to the next level, scaling our market penetration for UForge AppCenter in the enterprise. The acquisition also offers new opportunities for enabling integrated services with K5 as well as Fujitsu's managed services offerings."
About UShareSoft, SAS
Company name: UShareSoft, SAS
Year established: 2008
CEO: Alban Richard
Headquarters: Grenoble, France
Business description: Development and sales of application delivery software for automating application build, ship, migration and governance for multi-cloud environments
Glossary and Notes
When building cloud systems, UShareSoft's UForge AppCenter software enables the operating system, middleware, and applications to be packaged as a single machine image for easy, repeatable deployments to one's chosen cloud environments. It fully automates application delivery processes, eliminating cumbersome manual assembly procedures and making it easy to build usable applications for multi-cloud environments.
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