Japan’s Fujitsu Laboratories says it has developed a distributed service platform technology designed to automate system architecture and operations in response to recent changes in the market environment.
The company says recent advances in M2M technology and widespread take-up of mobile devices have led to a surge in the amount of data being exchanged between cloud services and devices.
That means that to deliver services in real time – given limited bandwidth – processing has to be distributed to intermediate servers situated near where the data is being generated or over a wide area network.
Fujitsu (Tokyo, Japan) says its distributed service platform meets this need.
The technology determines the optimal location for deployment and conducts the deployment automatically, cutting down the construction time required for redeployment of a distributed system from several days to several minutes.
It can also accommodate the operations of systems comprising several hundreds of thousands of devices and servers, which is impossible to do manually.
This means cloud services that start on a small scale can be automatically scaled up.
Fujitsu says it plans to adapt the technology for multitenant applications in which a cloud-based system houses multiple services, and tie it into open standard technologies, such as software-defined networking.
The aim is to commercialize the technology this year.