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GitLab and Fujitsu to deliver cloud-native apps following strategic alliance
Mon, 7th Dec 2020
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As part of an initiative to deliver cloud-native applications through optimised cloud environments, GitLab has today announced a strategic alliance with Fujitsu Oceania.

The announcement comes on the heels of Fujitsu's unveiling of its own cloud-native application development platform, Cloud Native Consulting. As a result of the new collaboration between GitLab and Fujitsu, enterprise customers of both companies can move toward cloud nativity in digital transformation solutions and application management, according to GitLab.

“Organisations across most industries are quickly realising they need to deliver on digital experiences and features in an efficient, timely and cost-effective manner,” says GitLab regional director for APAC Anthony McMahon.

“The evolution of traditional software practices today will need to happen far more quickly to stay ahead of the competition. GitLab's DevOps platform with its robust support for Kubernetes cluster integration will enable Fujitsu to implement all the life cycle phases of DevOps into a single application, integrating the teams responsible for enterprise product development, quality assurance, security, and operation.

Fujitsu Australia head of data and applications portfolio Vasanth Kandaswamy says cloud nativity will deliver better performance availability and quality, while different automation perspectives will also drive increases in efficiency. This will lead to cheaper costs for operations and maintenance, he says.

“With cloud-native, organisations can expect faster value delivery, reducing the time and cost spent in cloud environment maintenance,” says Kandaswamy.

“To the business, this enables the rapid delivery of digital value – moving from release cycles scheduled over months to multiple releases per day across multiple delivery teams.

GitLab head of channel sales for APAC Amelia Seow says, “The GitLab Partner Program is focused on leveraging our strong relationships with service and platform providers, allowing customers to take a cloud-agnostic approach and deploy anywhere to meet their business needs.

“Key to this approach includes solving for people and process changes, and Fujitsu's expertise and footprint in the Australia and New Zealand enterprise sectors will strengthen our ability to implement and lead modern DevOps and integration practices for enterprises.

GitLab and Fujitsu's Data and Applications portfolio services will deliver consulting-led digital transformation engagements, engineering-led digital solutions and optimise application delivery outcomes to customers, according to the companies.

“Fujitsu is excited to bring to the table cloud-native architects, developers and system operators enabling the fulfilment of cloud-native across architectural, engineering and operational perspectives,” says Kandaswamy.

“GitLab is leading the evolution of DevOps by optimising work efficiency and cloud-native integration capabilities. Through the relationship, Fujitsu and GitLab will speed up development, testing and production time frames and guide customers to be successful in their digital transformations.