Cloud Migration (Workload Migration)

Shaping tomorrow with you

Fujitsu is looking for a solution to automate the migration of customer’s workloads.

Application Deadline - February 14th, 2021

Summary

Background

Fujitsu is one of the largest information and communication technology companies in the world and is looking for digital solutions to shape the future of society, together with their customers.

Fujitsu in Europe has a strategy to be recognised for active collaboration with startups. In Japan Fujitsu is highly regarded and is ranked fifth as a large company that actively collaborates with startups. [Nikkei, electronic edition, June 19, 2019] 

In Northern Western Europe Fujitsu’s Innovation Ecosystem framework for business and technology cooperation helps startups grow and increase engagement in fast-growing markets. 

To help our customers innovate, we are strengthening our ecosystem for Multi Cloud Services with the participation of customers, global partners, technology partners, Fujitsu’s own experts and IP, startups, and academia.  These trusted partner relationships bring in diverse thinking to benefit our customers delivering innovation through different skills and perspectives, complementing our own Fujitsu networks.

Challenge

The migration of a customer’s workloads is not limited to simply getting from A to B, and consideration has to be given to the preparation and configuration of the workloads pre and post migration.

The following provides an overview of the migration process:

There are a number of steps involved in the process, stages 1, 6 and 7 cover the pre and post migration testing, and stage 3 covers the data synchronisation and migration (a number of tools already exist to automate this stage).

The challenge is to automate the following:

  • Stage 2 – Prior to migration a workload may need to be remediated (commonly through the application of patches) to make it compatible with the target environment (typically AWS, Azure, GCP or VMware on AWS), where a workload cannot be remediated then we would instantiate a new target, install the appropriate application(s) and then migrate the data to it.
  • Stage 4 – Any agents, applications or licencing that is no longer required post migration needs to be identified and removed from each workload
  • Stage 5 – Any agents, applications, licensing and configuration changes that are required in the new environment need to be applied.

The identification of needs is currently manual, and recorded in the migration runbook for each workload, automating this part of the process is also desired.

Application Deadline: 14th February 2021

What's in it for you?

A successful collaboration could mean, for individuals, becoming part of the wider Fujitsu group, while for organisations, forming a partnership/joint venture to co-develop and co-launch the idea to market.

These are global challenges and Fujitsu are willing to collaborate with both individuals/freelancers and other industry participants/universities etc. and solutions can be at any stage of development.

If you have or are developing solutions, or if you have expertise in the above, please click "Apply" to submit your solution/expertise.