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.

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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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AIG Edison Life Insurance goes to cloud with sales systems

Posted in Industries, SaaS by Agile Cat on November 18, 2009

Nov.18 -  The company announced to go to the cloud, using their SaaS for sales systems named "Sales Cloud" with  It will be deployed to over 5000 employees, and will be accessed from iPhone, so that  it can be the useful services for their sales and estimation in the portal site.

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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.

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NS Solutions launches a Web style conference service with V-Cube

Posted in Industries, SaaS by Agile Cat on October 31, 2009

Oct.27 – The company announced to provide a Web conference service named “nice to meet you” form V-Cube on their platform “absonne”.  This service “nice to meet you @absonne” will deliver Web Seminar, Video Streaming and so on, as well as the conference service.

NS Solution aims at one million dollars sales on 2012 with this service.

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Fujitsu provides SaaS against influenza

Posted in Fujitsu, Large, SaaS by Agile Cat on October 21, 2009

Oct.21 – The company has just started to provide a management service for enterprises against new influenza .  With this service, enterprises will be able to register and manage the affected employees very soon, because of, it will be delivered as SaaS.

Regarding the prices, it will be $3000/month.

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NEC opened "Cloud Plaza" in their head quarter

Posted in Large, NEC, PaaS, SaaS by Agile Cat on October 15, 2009

Oct.15 – The company launched “Cloud Plaza”, and will demonstrate the real environment of cloud computing to their customers, including SaaS and so on. The company announced to reconstruction of any divisions for the cloud shift last April. In the drastic management, a hundred thousand employees will change their positions each other.

NEC wants to reduce 20% of labor cost by 2012.

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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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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”.

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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.

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Hitachi Systems and Services launched the customer oriented cloud building businesses

Posted in Large, SaaS by Agile Cat on October 1, 2009

With the new services named “Hybrid Integration”, the company will combine their SaaS service with customer’s specified needs. Moreover, their customers can use Hitachi’s cloud services as the options.

The company has planed to grow their cloud businesses up to one hundred million dollars of sales by 2013.

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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.

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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.

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Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (JA) developed a SaaS system with NEC

Posted in Government, Industries, Large by Agile Cat on September 2, 2009

JA is the very large association, and has a business network that over all of Japanese agricultural field. NEC announced that association has started the network system which can be used in any JA shops.

The business of JA groups consisted of bank / insurance / sales/ purchasing, and any subsidiaries issued each of point system so far. The system integrates whole of point systems into same environments.

By the end of 2009, seven prefecture offices of JA will join into this system, and forty prefecture and five million members of JA will join by 2012.

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