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NRI invests 20 billion yen into their new cloud data center

Posted in Data Center, Large by japanclouds on January 28, 2010

Jan.28 – Nomura Research Institute (NRI) announced building the new data center in Tama-city, Tokyo from which it becomes the 5th place in domestic and it turns into the 4th place in a metropolitan area. It becomes a base of the outsourcing enterprise to expand, and is utilized as a core base of the Cloud service.  The construction of a new data center is 19,496.3 square meters. The total floor area becomes a scale exceeding the "second data center of Yokohama" (15,888 square meters of total floor area) built in 2007. Thereby, as for the total floor area of all the data centers of NRI, the increase in about 30 percent is expected. NRI invests about 20 billion yen in construction of this new data center, and is planning the completion by March, 2013.

J <http://japan.zdnet.com/news/ir/story/0,2000056187,20407557,00.htm>

NEC will provide "WebSAM" to the cloud market

Posted in Data Center, Large, Management, NEC by Agile Cat on December 16, 2009

Dec.16 – The company announced to enhance their total management product named “WebSAM Ver.8” to the data center market. It will provide the real time monitoring for databases and applications, including “WebSAM MCOperations”, “WebSAM Invariant Analyzer” and  “WebSAM Application Navigator”. Moreover, with “WebSAM AssetSuite”, the inventory management will also be supported.

J <http://www.sbbit.jp/news/13719/>

Nihon Unisys will launch a datacenter in Sapporo

Posted in Data Center, Large, Unisys by Agile Cat on October 24, 2009

Oct.23 – The company announced to launch a could computing data center as an experimentation in Sapporo Hokkaido prefecture on next Feb. it means the first cloud data center in Hokkaido, expanding a current traditional one. It will get the efficient cooling with cold air of the north end of Japan.

J <http://www.hokkaido-np.co.jp/news/economic/196084.html>

NetOne announced to start a cloud alliance

Posted in Associations, Social by Agile Cat on September 9, 2009

Cloud Business Alliance (CBA) offered by NetOne will startup on early Nov. In this alliance, the members will use 3tera’s AppLogic mainly, and support Saas, PaaS and IaaS layers. “If the customers go through these three layers, they will be able to get and understand the advantages of Cloud” Osamu Sawada president of NetOne said.

As the organizing registration members, 13 companies joined already. After the launching, the alliance will involve companies who are in the fields of SaaS, Server Management, Data Center, Software Development and so on.

J <http://itpro.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/NEWS/20090910/337027/>