Agile Cat — Japanese Cloud Trends

NEC will provide the introduction support service for Microsoft’s BPOS

Posted in Microsoft, NEC, SaaS, Small-Middle by japanclouds on January 25, 2010

Jan.25 – According to the announcement of NEC, the cloud service "BPOS" which Microsoft provides will be cooperated in the business by the sale for a small-scale company and SOHO.  BPOS is the service which includes four functions, such as Exchange Online, to the set among the on-line services for companies of "Microsoft Online Services", and 10 dollars in a month per one user is possible for it.

J <http://plusd.itmedia.co.jp/pcuser/articles/1001/25/news036.html>

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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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Intech will launch IT infrastructure services on clouds

Posted in PaaS, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on December 21, 2009

Dec.21 – The company announced to start new IT infrastructure services named "EINS/SPS" as the add-on for their network & outsourcing solution "EINS". With this solution, Intech will deliver an elastic solution to their customers. Also, the company will deliver a "disaster recovery environment services.

http://japan.internet.com/webtech/20091222/2.html

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BitIsle will give a cloud service for digital content providers

Posted in Industries, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on December 14, 2009

Dec.14 – The company started to the on-demand service for digital content providers. In this service, these provide will be able to cerate and edit their digital contents with HPC environment hosted by BitIsle. The customers can use the high performance services provided by IBM System x, two months of period in minimum case.

J <http://japan.cnet.com/release/story/0,3800075553,10442996,00.htm>

Quality launched document management services on cloud

Posted in Documents, Security, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on November 29, 2009

Nov. 30 – The company shake hands with NEC BIGLOBE so that the both of parties can deliver document management services on cloud with security technologies of Quality. In addition, the service will include backbone ledger sheet printing functions, coming from Wing-arc Technology. Regarding the price, $300 per month up to 50 IDs and $2000 up to 500 IDs.

J <http://4510plan.jp/360/businessnews/12393/>

Tokyo Electron Device extends security products for cloud

Posted in Security, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on November 29, 2009

Nov.30 – The company announced to add “SecureSphere DBF” and “SecureSphere DAS(Discovery and Assessment Server) into their SecureSphere series coming from Imperva, Inc. Furthermore, current appliance products “SecureSphere WAF” and “SecureSphere DAM” will be updated, the company said.

J <http://4510plan.jp/360/businessnews/12426/>

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>

Secure Brain launched anti-virus services on cloud

Posted in Security, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on November 26, 2009

Nov.26 – The company launched the anti-virus service from cloud named “gred AntiVirus Accelerator” for Windows 7/Vista/XP as free. It sends virus data to the immunity information community that will accept any virus data from any other anti-virus services. Secure Brain aims to gather and use any virus information to form the cloud.

J <http://internet.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20091126_331491.html>

Nippon Computer Kaihatsu launched PaaS to small and middle customers

Posted in PaaS, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on November 24, 2009

Nov.24 – The company started to deliver SecureRDP to small and middle businesses with HIC who’s the exclusive representative office of it in here. So far, the product has over 200 customers, and Nippon Computer Kaihatsu aims to sell 40 licenses by March 2010.

J <http://ascii.jp/elem/000/000/477/477756/>

ClassCat announced to provide the cloud appliance to hosting businesses

Posted in Amazon, Open Source, PaaS, Small-Middle, vitalization by Agile Cat on November 24, 2009

Nov.24 – The company announced to provide the cloud appliance named “ClassCat Cloud” on Jan. 2010. It’s a kind of blade server including Amazon EC2 compatible technologies and “ClassCat Cute Server Manager Enterprise Edition”.  It’s also supports Xen and KVM as vitalization technologies, and Eucalyptus as Amazon EC2 compatible cloud technologies.

J <http://enterprise.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20091124_331058.html>

TIS announced to launch cloud infrastructure optimizing services

Posted in Industries, PaaS, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on November 24, 2009

Nov.24 – The company announced to provide cloud infrastructure optimizing services named “IT@VSOP”. With those services, consist of “ACS (Assessment/Consulting Service), SIS (System Integration Service) and SMS (System Management Service), the customers of TIS, who go to cloud, will get the view for cost and complexity.

J <http://japan.zdnet.com/news/itm/story/0,2000056188,20404087,00.htm>

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Nihon System Ware (NSW) announced to launch hosting and support businesses

Posted in Consulting, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on November 11, 2009

Nov.10 – The company will deliver the hosting services named “BlueSpider” and technical support services “Giko” to small and middle business area. As a minimum level, the services will be at $1,000 per server/month and will reduce the pain of customers,  including TCO, technical staff, life cycle and so on.

J <http://japan.zdnet.com/news/internet/story/0,2000056185,20403259,00.htm>

INET collaborates with Fujitsu_SSL in the cloud management

Posted in Data Center, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on November 6, 2009

Nov.4 – The company announced to employee  the cloud management system from Fujitsu_SSL into their data center businesses so that automated monitoring, increasing service quality and reducing cost can be addressed. The second data center of INET is a brand-new one for cloud market, and named “Virtualization All in One Services、VAiOS”.

J <http://japan.zdnet.com/news/internet/story/0,2000056185,20402875,00.htm>

System Lab shows a trade currency exchange system in IT Expo 09

Posted in Industries, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on October 31, 2009

Oct.29 – The company shows “International Trading System GX” which collaborates with Salesforce CRM, and creates such as invoices referencing any data from Salesforce. The feature of this service means the automated referencing for currency exchange, because of, the over 350 Japanese trading and industrial businesses have already introduced Salesforce CRM.

The Price of GX minimum set is $17,000.

J <http://itpro.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/NEWS/20091030/339813/?ST=itproexpo>

Startia shakes hands with BrandDialog in SaaS business

Posted in SaaS, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on October 31, 2009

Oct.28 – The company will start to deliver a SaaS comes from BrandDialog, as a part of their office facility service on next Jan. At the starting of this alliance, a groupware “Digit@Link GRIDY+” will be provided first, and then SFA/CRM “Knowledge Suite” will follow.

Both of parties aim to deliver those services to small-middle businesses.

J <http://news.searchina.ne.jp/disp.cgi?y=2009&d=1030&f=business_1030_030.shtml>

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>

IIJ Group shakes hands with Citrix

Posted in PaaS, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on October 26, 2009

Oct.26 – The company will provide the virtual desktop and infrastructure solution on their cloud platform named “GIO” on next Feb. A new buzz word DaaS (desktop as a service) is used in this announcement of Citrix Service Provider Program, they signed.

IIJ will also provide XenApp and XenDesktop in GIO environment.

J <http://release.nikkei.co.jp/detail.cfm?relID=234776&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>

NetWorld will dive into the cloud market with Bplats

Posted in PaaS, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on October 13, 2009

Oct. 13 – NetWorld announced to start a meter rate payment and a monthly payment services. So far, the company has provided IT infrastructures such as virtualization and so on into cloud, and will deliver those new services with Bplats.

Furthermore, the company will add the IT asset management service from Quality and the security monitoring services from AhnLab into their lineup in this December.

J <http://www.asp-navi.jp/news/102009/post_111.html>

Cyboze announced to collaborate with IIJ

Posted in SaaS, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on October 8, 2009

Oct.8 – Both of Cyboze and IIJ will collaborate each other in cloud computing field. Cyboze will deploy their SaaS groupware named “Garuune” on IIJ’s cloud computing platform named “IIJGIO”. Also, both of parties will integrate “Garuune” and IIJ’s mail security service named “iiMail Suite”.

Regarding ID management, “iiMail” customers will be able to use current one within “Garrune”.

J <http://www.itmedia.co.jp/enterprise/articles/0910/08/news064.html>

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JB Group launched their cloud businesses

Posted in PaaS, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on October 7, 2009

Oct.7 – JBCC Holdings announced to launch the facilities to evaluate and detect cloud computing technologies for their customers and partners. The company will also leverage cloud computing businesses with their twelve subsidiaries.

In this plan, the company will open “Cloud Integration center” for VMware, vSphere, IBM CloudBrust, Windows Azure, Google Apps, Salesforce.com and Amazon EC2.

J <http://www.itmedia.co.jp/enterprise/articles/0910/07/news063.html>

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>

IT Core announced their cloud services – $100/month

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

Like of Aamzon EC2, IT Core will launch the on-demand IaaS named “ GrowServer2010” Nov.1. Since from 2004, the company has provided “GrowServer” based on VMware, as a hosting service.

Comparing with EC2, the service requires bit more money, however, it includes 90GB of persistent disk services against to Amazon S3. So the total prices will be less than EC2, the company says.

J <http://www.atmarkit.co.jp/news/200910/05/itcore.html>

Terilogy announced to make the new businesses with NIHON Unisys

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

Oct.5, Terilogy announced the choice of NIHON Unisys to introduce monitoring system named “eG Enterprise Suite” from eG Innovations, Inc. The product will be used for the SaaS and PaaS management of Unisys cloud businesses.

The system is designed especially for virtualized infrastructure including Web servers, applications and databases which live in multiple layers.

J <http://release.nikkei.co.jp/detail.cfm?relID=232958&lindID=1>

IIJ announced their cloud services – $80/month

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

IIJ’s cloud services named “IIJ GIO” was announced Oct.5. As the first phase, the company will launch their private cloud in this Nov and public one in April 2010. Regarding former, there will be three service levels based on CentOS 32bit/64bit.

In those services, open source products are employed so that their customers can save the costs. As the minimum scale, one services will be delivered at $80 per month.

J <http://enterprise.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20091005_319622.html>

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Cyboze and Microsoft Japan will deliver a new group ware

Posted in Azure, SaaS, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on September 27, 2009

Both parties signed on the alliance Sept.28, and will go forward to deliver a new group ware based on SharePoint Server by early 2010. The new business of Cyboze focus on the enterprise customers, as a kind of SaaS. Microsoft Japan will support Cyboze, as a reinforcement of their partnership.

J <http://www.itmedia.co.jp/enterprise/articles/0909/28/news061.html>

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>