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KIRIN Holdings improves private cloud using virtual technology

Posted in Industries, Large, Private by japanclouds on February 3, 2010

KIRIN Holdings which has various business corporations, such as liquor, a drink and food, and medical supplies, is employing the system as "private cloud." The companies including the system of Mercian which had a capital tie-up, collect most systems of a group company into two of data centers. Furthermore, KIRIN uses those data centers from about 500 branch distributed all over the country, and uses two data centers and a hosting service properly.

The server of the 1st data center which is using the package for Widows/Linux is the target of virtualization fundamentally. Now, about 30 percent of all the servers cope with virtual environment. There is the about 700 number of a server on the whole including information systems, such as operating systems including a main frame, groupware, a portal, mail, etc. Since full use of virtual technology is made, if one virtual machine is counted among one set, the total number of servers will amount to about 1000 sets.

Private cloud of KIRIN is not completion now. Virtual technology is used and concentration of the further server hardware is advanced. The server which is applying as a virtual machine now is about 30% of the whole. This will be increased to about 50% in 2010. Therefore, reexamination of a server network will become the point from now on.

J <http://itpro.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/JIREI/20100129/343960/?ST=network&P=2>

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Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS utilizes "IBM CloudBurst" of IBM Japan

Posted in Financial, IBM, Large, Private, SaaS by japanclouds on January 25, 2010

Jan.25 – So far, DCS made results, such as server virtual technology, large-scale data center employment, information security solution. In the company, the cloud use in in-company development environment and training environment is started first, and the cloud service will be continuously provided as private cloud environment and service bases, such as SaaS. With the cloud service of DCS, effective use of computing resources by advanced virtual technology, such as CPU, is promoted. The quick service in by a system automatic distribution function and offer of standard base environment which collected best practice become the feature.

J <http://enterprisezine.jp/article/detail/2120>

NTT Data announced the outline of their BizCloud

Posted in Private, Public, Telecom by japanclouds on January 22, 2010

Jan.22 – NTT Data announced the outline of the cloud service "BizCloud" which is due to be provided formally from April. In this service, the shift to a private type cloud system will be supported. In addition, a part of services are preceded and begun from February. New service is public cloud service named "the cloud platform service" provided based on the service developed with NTT and NTT Communications.  Furthermore, it consists of two of "cloud construction and employment services" which offers construction of the environment centering on a private type cloud system, shift support, operation management and so on.

J <http://www.itmedia.co.jp/enterprise/articles/1001/22/news063.html>

Otsuka cooperates with KDDI in their private cloud businesses

Posted in Private, Small-Middle, Telecom by japanclouds on January 21, 2010

Jan.22 – Otsuka made a formal announcement to cooperating in the cloud computing business with KDDI which provides software and data services via a network. Otsuka combines the cloud system in their data center and the communications service of KDDI, and makes unitary offer. Otsuka aims a order received from 1500 companies, as their main target small and middle businesses, in the first year.
J <http://www.nikkei.co.jp/news/sangyo/20100118ATDD1808K18012010.html>

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Otsuka will launch a private cloud for small and middle customers

Posted in Private, Small-Middle by japanclouds on January 18, 2010

Jan.19 – A major SIer Otsuka starts private Cloud environmental service within the limit of the end of May, 2010. In this service, customer’s communication network will be directly linked with the data center of Otsuka, and all connections with the Internet or external service are made through the integrated monitoring center managed in the company’s data center. So, the security level of a customer’s network environment is raised and the use environment of Cloud / SaaS type service is prepared. The small and medium-sized enterprises are regarded as the main targets, and the order received from 1500 companies is aimed at in one year after a service start.
J < http://www.asahi.com/digital/bcnnews/BCN201001190001.html >

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Marubeni dives into their private cloud

Posted in Industries, Private by japanclouds on January 18, 2010

Jan.19 – Mr. Jutaro Shiraishi who is an information planning manager of Marubeni attended the management council, he explained starting private Cloud’s construction formally and received an agreement, in the middle of November, 2009. "To prepare a server for every application by a management is a cost overrun only by having accumulated the server. Cloud collects servers, and provides assigning required capability, when required", he explained. Officers received this explaining gave an approval.

J <http://itpro.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/JIREI/20100115/343274/ >

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IBM Japan established a cloud division for the promotion

Posted in hybrid, IBM, Private, Public by Agile Cat on January 14, 2010

Jan.14 – The company announced to start their new division for the cloud promotion.  The division drives private, public and hybrid clouds for enterprises based on visualization, standardization and automation. As new products, "Public desktop Cloud", "Public Test Cloud", "Smart Analytics Cloud" and "Private Storage Cloud" have been scheduled.
J <http://japan.zdnet.com/news/ir/story/0,2000056187,20406644,00.htm >

Will Nagasaki provide their government cloud to other prefectures?

Posted in Government, Private by Agile Cat on January 13, 2010

Jan.13 – Nagasaki prefecture announced to provide their local government cloud system to other prefectures. The prefecture has started to use their original cloud system since from last month, and, for instance, the system has been used by Omura city in Nagasaki. In this project, other prefectures or any cities will be able to use it as a service hosted by Nagasaki.
J < http://itpro.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/NEWS/20100113/343177/ >

Yano Research expects the future growth of Japanese Cloud Market

Posted in Economy, Private by Agile Cat on December 21, 2009

Dec.21 – The Researcher talked about the future growth of Japanese Cloud Market that will would achieve to 8 billions on 2115. In the report of Yano, the market scale of 2009 means 1.5 billion, and it will grow quickly on 2010, and will get 4 billions on 2113. To against with world wide large cloud providers such as Force.com, Amazon, Google and Microsoft, Japanese cloud providers will aim to get the private cloud customers, the researcher added.

J <http://www.rbbtoday.com/news/20091221/64580.html>

Nissho Electronics started to sell a private cloud startup kit

Posted in Azure, Private by Agile Cat on December 16, 2009

Dec.17 – The company launched a new business for private cloud owners named "private cloud startup kit". It includes HP’s server hardware, storage, network products and Windows Server 2008 R2 family. Nissho also started a Visualization Multi Vendor Solution Center(VMSC) in their NET Frontier Center, and will provide some of services before to employ the kit as free.

J <http://journal.mycom.co.jp/news/2009/12/17/022/?rt=na

Platform announced to sell a solution to private cloud market

Posted in Management, Private, Small-Middle, vitalization by Agile Cat on November 27, 2009

Nov.27 – The company announce to deliver “Private cloud Solution Package” to reduce the time of employing. It will include hardware, software and service of building so that the customers can be happy. Because of, additional services such as vitalization and management tools included, the quick solution will be provided.

J <http://enterprise.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20091127_331887.html>

Fujitsu aims the hybrid new businesses

Posted in Economy, Fujitsu, Large, Private, Public by Agile Cat on November 3, 2009

Nov.2 – Yamamoto who’s VP of system products division said “The private means on-premises and public means clouds” in the announcement of their new infrastructure products for the private.  According to the investigation of Fujitsu, 1.3% of cloud against whole of IT in 2008, and it will be 20.1% in 2015. In other word, 80% of on-premises will remain in the market, furthermore, a lot of services form clouds will be inserted into the private and on-premises. It will make a seamless connections among these three. In the business model of Fujitsu, the private will be dealt, as on-premises, he added.

J <http://www.itmedia.co.jp/enterprise/articles/0911/02/news017.html>

Hitachi enhanced "Harmonious Cloud" as a private cloud solution

Posted in Hitachi, Large, PaaS, Private by Agile Cat on November 3, 2009

Nov.2 – The company enhanced their private cloud solution and PaaS environments of “Harmonious Cloud”. In this new lineup, customers will be able to chose some of vitalization environments consist of Virtage, VMware and Hyper-V. The company recommends Virtage for mission critical purpose, VMware and Hyper-V for legacy OS supports.

J <http://4510plan.jp/360/businessnews/11184/>

Microsoft Japan makes an aliance with IIJ in clouds businesses

Posted in Azure, Private, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on October 27, 2009

Oct.27 – IIJ announced to provide Microsoft Hyper-V technologies in their cloud infrastructure named “GIO”, and will start the services with Windows Server 2008 on May 2010. In other hand, Microsoft will start the validation service to IIJ’s customers who will migrate from on-premises to clouds.

IIJ estimates to deliver the services which consist of 4000 Windows Server licenses by May 2013.

J <http://release.nikkei.co.jp/detail.cfm?relID=234869&lindID=1>

Bit Isle announced to provide private cloud services

Posted in Private, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on October 14, 2009

Oct.14 – The company will launch private cloud services named “Cloud ISLE” on Nov.4. in the data center resource pool of Bit Isle, racks and resources segment will be prepared for each of customers who can select VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers as the virtualized infrastructure.

J <http://www.impressrd.jp/idc/news/2009/10/23/1017>

Data Japan has started to provide cloud hosting services with Hyper-V

Posted in PaaS, Private, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on October 5, 2009

The company starts the new business “Virtual Web” today that consists of Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008 R2. In this service, their customers will be able to use virtualized environment with more cheaper costs against on-premises one.

Also, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Web Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional, Parallels Plesk Control panel are provided as the potions.

J <http://www.value-press.com/pressrelease.php?article_id=46216>

CreationLine launched private cloud building services

Posted in Private, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on September 16, 2009

Based on Eucalyptus that developed in Santa Barbara University, the company launched private cloud building services Sept.17. Eucalyptus is the open source cloud infrastructure software package, and has the compatibility with Amazon EC2.

The company completed the experimentations for Eucalyptus, and will provide services for lifecycle of customer’s private clouds.

J <http://www.atmarkit.co.jp/news/200909/17/creationline.html>