Agile Cat — Japanese Cloud Trends

KDDI is utilizing an overseas data center and builds Cloud between international

Posted in Data Center, Telecom by japanclouds on January 27, 2010

Jan.27 – "The companies which build hub-and-spokes type global network have increased in number by using a data center in this one – two years." (Manager Ide of KDDI) The movement toward server concentration to the data center which is conspicuous in domestic is spreading also in global network. The communication enterprise which provides an outsourcing entrepreneur and international-telecommunications service is developing the data center quickly in every corner of the earth. According to the motion, the company user aims at the "cloud" system which holds down cost to the minimum and can use it comfortably and safe moreover even from where of the world.

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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.

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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.
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Softbank supplies "White Plan" into the Japanese cloud market

Posted in HaaS, Softbank, Telecom by japanclouds on January 17, 2010

Jan. 18 – There have been a lot of entrepreneurs who enter into HaaS (hardware as a service) which offers a server resource as service with virtual technology. A rate level equivalent to the foreign-operations company who precedes, and the sense of security which can carry out data storage in domestic home are made sale. The entry menu which held down prices, such as the Softbank telecom which cut the monthly amount of 50 dollars, is the feature. Japanese communication enterprises enters into Cloud computing market with  watchword "overthrow and Amazon EC2", formally from next spring. What each company supplies is HaaS which only a required part provides with a server’s hard resource via a network using virtual technology. Each company arranges a mouth as having developed to the benchmark EC2 of U.S. which can elastic performance for a short time according to processing load

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KDDI Web Communications will shake hands with Google

Posted in Google, Telecom by Agile Cat on January 13, 2010

Jan.13 –  The company announced to integrate Google Apps Premium Edition into their shared server rental services named “Shared Plan Z Series.”  It’s a kind of services to small and middle businesses and the customers will be able to use the application of Google Apps Premium Edition in their current domain provided from KDDI.

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NTT Data Intra Mart and NTT Com will deliver cloud style mail services

Posted in SaaS, Telecom by Agile Cat on January 13, 2010

Jan.13 – NTT Data Intra Mart announced to deliver cloud style mail services based on the NTT Com’s “Biz Mail.” It will be associated with a groupware named “Intranet Start Pack” on their “Intra Mart.” The customers will get 10GB of disk space, and will be able to use some of mobile phone including NTT Docomo, Softbank, AU and so on.

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NTT Smart Connect shakes hands with Ooyala

Posted in Industries, Telecom by Agile Cat on January 11, 2010

Jan.12 – The company announced to make a new business in Japanese market with Ooyala. Both of companies want to deliver the solutions for Japanese businesses who aim to get the profits from movie market with advertising. Ooyala has results coming from over 500 businesses including Warner Brothers, and expects to have new  Japanese businesses with NTT Smart Connect.

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What’s the Biz Hosting Global in NTT Com?

Posted in Asia, Data Center, Telecom, vitalization by Agile Cat on January 11, 2010

Jan.12 –  The company had provided and managed the global data center services in the world, and answered to the interview of ITmedia in the month for those matters. In their global scenario, 19 countries and 29 cities are supported by the premium data center of NTT Com. In addition, the company aims to employee some of cloud technologies that provide more efficient and low cost solutions to their customers. For instance, the company will the virtual hosting services in Hong Kong, US and UK in this year.

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NTT Data announced to launch a joint venture in Tianjin China

Posted in Asia, Financial, Telecom by Agile Cat on January 4, 2010

Jan.4. – The company announced to launch a cloud financial company with Yucheng Technologies in Tianjin of China. Stock share will be at 51% of NTT Data and 49% of  Yucheng Technologies.  Yucheng has already come on NASDAQ, and provided Internet banking solutions across in the China continental. The new company will take this Internet banking services from Yucheng Technologies, and will move it into the cloud. It’s a piece of NTT Data’s China strategy.

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Softbank BB announced an e-Learning system on the cloud

Posted in e-Learning, Telecom by Agile Cat on December 27, 2009

Dec.28 – The company announced to launch an e-Learning system named “A’OMAI” on the cloud, and will deliver the service on Feb. 2010. It will utilize White Cloud HaaS of Softbank Telecoms, and will provide deliver, progress and history management for LMS(Learning Management Systems). It’s minimum charge will be at 3 dollars/month.

The company aims to get a million customers and five hundred dollars of sales by 2013.

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Fujitsu dives into the Asian Market with Singapore Telecoms

Posted in Asia, Fujitsu, Large, Telecom by Agile Cat on December 24, 2009

Dec.24 – The company answered to the interviews of Mainichi Newspaper, and talked about their Asian cloud plan. In the plan, Fujitsu will provide some of cloud services including Business Management, Medical and any other cloud services. As domestic services, the company has already provided such services with NTT group, and will go to Asia with Singapore Telecoms.

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NTT Communications will start cloud management portals.

Posted in Communication, Management, Telecom by Agile Cat on December 23, 2009

Dec. 22 – The company  will launch cloud management portals named "Biz Hosting" against to the needs of cloud computing on Jan. 2010.  It features the under 100m sec duration across world wide.  With this  service, US west coast San Jose, east coast Virginia, London and Asia will be targeted worldwide data center areas.

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Google, Cables and the Future of the Web

Posted in Asia, Google, Telecom by Agile Cat on December 14, 2009

Dec.14 – Rich Miller – Why is Google investing in a second undersea telecommunications cable project? For Google, this move is all about the future of the Internet and laying the foundations for an infrastructure that will track the network’s growth.

Last Thursday Google said it would team with KDDI, Bharti Airtel, Reliance to build a $400 million submarine cable that will connect the Asia Pacific region, dubbed Southeast Asia Japan Cable (SJC).

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Google invests 360 million to Asian marine cable

Posted in Asia, Google, Telecom by Agile Cat on December 10, 2009

Nov.11- The company announced to build the marine cable from Singapore to Japan, and will not only to use it, but also provide major Japanese Internet providers including NTT group. KDDI also joins into this project, and build 8300 km of cable with companies in Hong Kong and India. This line will have 23 Tera bps of speed. Furthermore, Google and KDDI will invest to another marine cable between United Stats and Japan.

Will Microsoft and Amazon also be happy?

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NTT Data announced to launch "BizCloud"

Posted in Consulting, PaaS, SaaS, Telecom by Agile Cat on December 8, 2009

Dec.9 – The company will start “BizCloud”  as their brand, and will provide services form IaaS to SaaS. It will include Private Cloud to specific customers and Community Cloud shared by multi customers. NTT Data wants to provide the comprehensive services consist of SaaS/PaaS/IaaS, cloud building by customers, utilizing of cloud, consulting and so on.
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Softbank Telecoms announced to launch cloud services named "White Cloud"

Posted in Data Center, Telecom by Agile Cat on November 17, 2009

Nov.18 – The company announced to provide two of cloud services : White Cloud Shared HaaS and White Private HaaS. In addition, some of companies in Softbank Group will deliver any cloud services with brand name “White Cloud” on that infrastructure, the company added.

Regarding the prices of “Shared HaaS”, it will be $45 per month for 1VM.

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NTT West will deliver ten times faster network

Posted in Telecom by Agile Cat on November 8, 2009

Nov.7 – The company announced to deliver 1G bps optical network services on 2010.  It can be used by customers who are stayed in Next Generation Network (NGN) areas. It’s a kind of answer to businesses and associations who want cloud computing.

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Kadokawa_GDH and NTT agreed to start cloud content businesses

Posted in MISCs, Publishing, Telecom by Agile Cat on November 6, 2009

Nov.6 – Both of parties exchanged contracts to start cloud content businesses each other. In their scenario, a new company will be started in this year so that PC, TV , Mobile and so on will be supported in the contents delivered services by the end of next June.

Details of this agreement isn’t concrete now.

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NTT Docomo launched PETA mining system

Posted in Hadoop, Mobile, Social, Telecom by Agile Cat on November 1, 2009

Nov.1 – The company has started the peta mining project  and built facilities named “Social Brain” with 200 servers last July. In this project, Docomo will address to analysis large data for city planning and improve traffic network, with it’s real-time population research.

However, it’s in the experimentation phase, and will need some other factors, the company added.

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The security service market will grow well

Posted in Economy, Telecom by Agile Cat on October 18, 2009

Oct.15 – IDG Japan announced a sales prospecting for security service market of national telecommunication fields. In this report, the scale of the market will grow up to 3 billion dollars – 20% growth against to the previous year.

By the end of 2013, this market will achieve to 5 billion dollars, IDG Japan said.

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NTT focuses on the social infrastructure with clouds

Posted in Telecom by Agile Cat on October 13, 2009

Nikkei IT Pro article – Oct.13 – The stock holding company has prepared 45 billion dollars of budget by middle of 2012 as the cloud research purposes. According to this decision, NTT Communication and NTT Data announced unify their platforms of SaaS, including ID management, payment, authentication and so on.

The group wants to host a lot of SaaS provides on their platform.

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NTT Communication will launch a cloud services as free trial

Posted in Large, Telecom by Agile Cat on October 8, 2009

Oct.8 – NTT Communication announced to start the free trial of their virtual hosting service named “Green Hosting Basic”. As the first step, the company will launch SETTEN (connection in Japanese and former BizCITY) based services form Oct.15.

The services will provide the high availability, based on robust datacenters and live migrations in failed, powered by Linux KVM.

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NTT Data talked about "Kasumigaseki cloud" and "Local Government Cloud"

Posted in Government, Telecom by Agile Cat on October 1, 2009

The company talked about the framework of Japanese government cloud strategies from their standings. The framework consisted three parts: 1 e-Government, e-Local-Government, Medical, Education and Human Resources. 2 Incubation of Industries and Local Economies. 3 Promotion of Digital Infrastructure for whole fields.

Why NTT Data talks about it like of Japanese government, everybody doesn’t know and knows well.

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NTT Communications will launch their cloud "Biz Mail"

Posted in Large, SaaS, Telecom by Agile Cat on September 14, 2009

NTT Communications will launch a cloud mail services for Japanese enterprises named "Biz Mail" on Oct. 1. In the services, each of users will have the some of facilities including storage between 2GB and 10 GB, mail search, attached files and Web mail. Furthermore, users will be able to access to maps through the clicking addresses in mail body.

The price of this service will be at $7 per month, bit less than Microsoft Exchange Services and others in Japanese market. However, customers who have account numbers under 1000 will need the additional cost. NTT Communication wants have over 100 customers by March end of 2010.

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