August 11, 2004 Basingstoke, UK -- Network service provider Fibernet Group plc today announced that it has been awarded a contract from Fujitsu Services for the provisioning of an ultra-high bandwidth optical network.
The dedicated infrastructure will enable Fujitsu Services to provide managed services to organizations requiring business critical services such as Business Continuity and Storage Area Networking (SAN). Requirements for 24/7/365 performance for large organizations' core systems, coupled with the growing need to secure sensitive company data has made both SAN technology and Business Continuity a key consideration for the majority of larger businesses.
"We were extremely impressed with Fibernet's technical knowledge and management skills," contends David Bigley, director for Fujitsu. "First phases of the project have progressed on time and to budget, and we have no doubt that the completion of this project will proceed in the same manner."
Charles McGregor, Chief Executive of Fibernet said, "We were delighted to be awarded this optical network contract by Fujitsu giving us the opportunity to further demonstrate our strengths in this area," adds Charles McGregor, chief executive of Fibernet. "Large telecommunications service companies such as Fujitsu have seen a marked step up in demand for business continuity and storage services as large organizations extend the reach of their storage area networks to remote offices, enabling them to consolidate their network storage on an Enterprise-wide basis--reducing their costs and improving both scalability and data security."