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IBM Expands Business in Japan with New Cloud Data Centers

July 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on IBM Expands Business in Japan with New Cloud Data Centers 

Hosting ServicesTOKYO – IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a broad expansion of its cloud computing services for customers in Japan and in the Asia Pacific region with the opening of a new IBM Cloud Data Center in Japan and a dedicated data center for LotusLive, IBM’s cloud collaboration service.

The new facilities will extend IBM’s globally-integrated cloud delivery network of cloud computing centers that serve in over 50 countries around the world with centers based in Singapore, Germany, Canada, and the United States; and 13 global cloud labs, of which seven are based in Asia Pacific – China, India, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore. Read more

Amazon Web Services Launches Japan Datacenters for Its Cloud Computing Platform

March 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on Amazon Web Services Launches Japan Datacenters for Its Cloud Computing Platform 

Hosting BlogSEATTLE – Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced the launch of its new Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region, the fifth Region in which the company has deployed its global cloud computing platform. Japan-based businesses and global companies with customers in Japan can now leverage the AWS suite of infrastructure web services to build their businesses and run their applications in the cloud. Starting today, AWS is also offering support in Japanese for any customer with a Japanese language preference. The newly launched Tokyo Region is the second Region in Asia Pacific for AWS, and is now available for any business or software developer to sign up and get started today at http://aws.amazon.com and http://aws.amazon.com/jp.

Before AWS launched in early 2006, businesses would take on the massive capital investment of building their own infrastructure or contract with a vendor for a fixed amount of datacenter capacity that they might or might not use. This choice meant either paying for wasted capacity or having to worry that the amount of capacity they forecasted was insufficient to keep pace with their growth. Many businesses spent time and money managing their own datacenter or a co-location facility, which meant time not spent on growing their actual business or differentiating their offering for customers. Over the past five years, AWS has changed the way that businesses think about technology infrastructure–incur no up-front expenses or long-term commitments, turn capital expense into variable operating expense, scale seamlessly by adding or shedding resources as quickly as you wish, free up scarce engineering resources from the undifferentiated heavy lifting of running your own infrastructure–all without sacrificing operational performance, reliability, or security. Read more

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