Cloud Services

IIJ, China Telecom Team on Cloud Services

TOKYO -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc. ("IIJ") (Nasdaq:IIJI) (TSE1:3774) and China Telecom Corporation Limited (China Telecom) today announced that they have forged a strategic partnership to jointly provide Cloud computing services in China. As part of the partnership, the two companies plan to develop Cloud computing services such as IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, and aim to provide them to the Chinese market from summer 2012.

IIJ has long experience in providing resource on-demand services, a prototype service for Cloud computing from 2000. From 2009, IIJ began providing Cloud computing service under the brand name "IIJ GIO" which covers layers from IaaS to SaaS. Currently,IIJ GIO has been recognized as No.1 Cloud computing service in Japan and is adopted by over 600 Japanese blue-chip customers. From 2011, IIJ has strengthened its overseas business and considers China to be one of the most important markets in Asia.

China Telecom is the largest carrier in China that provides an array of telecommunications-related services, from voice, internet connectivity to wireless services and also owns and operates data centers facilities across the country. With its elaborate network infrastructure, China Telecom provides services to around 170 million local line subscribers.

Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) (Nasdaq: IIJI)

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