Agile Cat — Japanese Cloud Trends

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>

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Panasonic changes from Microsoft Exchange to IBM LotusLive

Posted in IBM, Large, Microsoft, SaaS by Agile Cat on January 15, 2010

Jan.15 – Panasonic will abandon Microsoft Exchange and go to IBM’s cloud-based LotusLive email and collaboration systems across worldwide operations. About 100,000 employees will be included in the initial migration, eventually expanding to more than 300,000 workers, partners, and suppliers. Financial terms were not disclosed. It’s a big news in also Japanese market.
J <http://www.itmedia.co.jp/enterprise/articles/1001/15/news024.html >

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 >

Major Japanese electronic companies focus in cloud BAs

Posted in Industries, Large by Agile Cat on November 20, 2009

Nov. 20 – Hitachi introduced a Business Analytics methodology named “Experience Oriented Approach”, since from last August.  With this way, the company consolidated processes and skill needed for agreements with customers, using clouds based on their design teams in home electronics divisions.

In addition,those kinds of BA are used in NEC, Fujitsu and IBM.

J <http://itpro.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/COLUMN/20091105/340136/>

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IBM Japan started cloud consulting businesses with IBCS

Posted in Consulting, IBM, Large, MISCs by Agile Cat on November 19, 2009

Nov.19 – The company started two types of cloud consulting businesses with IBCS(IBM Consulting Services) . 1.Cloud Strategy Planning Supp rt includes seven styles of business models.  2.Cloud Apply Planning Supp rt gives action plans for cuscomers such as cloud ready-ness, effect measurement, choice of private/public and so on.

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Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ Bank will employ IBM’s Desktop Cloud Service

Posted in Financial, IBM, Large by Agile Cat on October 19, 2009

Oct.19 – IBM Japan announced to deliver their Desktop Cloud Service to the bank. In this new service, the bank will introduce the thin client environment into their current PCs, and will launch it this December.

In other hand, IBM Japan will build the virtual desktop environment in their IBM Blade Center, and will consolidate resources in current PCs into the new environment.

J <http://enterprisezine.jp/article/detail/1931>

Kyushu University joined to the cloud of IBM and Google

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

Kyushu University joined to IBM/Google Cloud Computing University Initiative, as a first comer from Japanese universities. Same as Washington University, Carnegie Mellon University, and MIT, the university will be able to use larger clusters provides by IBM and Google.

Kyushuu University focuses on 3D maps, Hadoop distributed programming environment, and the relationship between private and public clouds.

J <http://www.itmedia.co.jp/enterprise/articles/0909/16/news079.html>