Fujitsu puts Sparc M10 servers in the cloud for big retailers

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    While most of the public cloud runs on low-cost x86 hardware, it’s not the only game in town. Rackspace is building a service using a new server based on IBM’s Power processor, and now Fujitsu is making moves with its Sparc-based M10 Unix systems.

    On Tuesday, Fujitsu launched a managed cloud service in North America that’s aimed at retailers like Safeway and Costco and brands like Nike and Banana Republic. It’s designed to let them test and deploy new commerce applications quickly without having to build new infrastructure in house. The service is based on the Oracle Commerce Platform and uses software from Grid Dynamics to manage and monitor the cloud environment.

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