Zeus extends Cloud reach to Japan

From: Zeus Technology
Published: Tue Jun 08 2010

Zeus Technology, the only pure software-based application traffic management (application delivery controller) company, announces today that one of Japan’s leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ), is implementing Zeus software within IIJ GIO, its new Cloud service.

The partnership with enable IIJ to lease the Zeus Simple Load Balancer and the full features of Zeus Load Balancer to its customers as part of the IIJ GIO Cloud infrastructure. Zeus’ secure layer-7 load balancing and application acceleration solutions will be available on a flexible, pay-as-you-go, monthly license fee, enabling customers to control costs by paying only for what they use each month. Recommended and managed through Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation (SCS), Zeus was chosen over hardware-based alternatives because, as software, it is better suited to virtualized and Cloud environments.

Keisuke Taguchi, Manager of Application Service Section, IIJ, explains, "We’ve been looking to provide additional services, such as load balancing within our Cloud infrastructure. Zeus provides cost-effective enterprise-level solutions, so our customers will have the ability to dynamically scale up and down in real-time according to their individual needs. Zeus was our infrastructure supplier of choice, selected for the quality of its pure software solution, superior and reliable performance, and application programming interface (API)."

Masao Fujiwara, Team Leader, Sales Team, IP Network Div. SCS, adds, "As a service-orientated business, we’re committed to create value and show the mutual benefits that working with an integrator can bring. The growing importance of web services and with enterprises putting critical services online, we have adapted to market demand and customer requirements, and incorporated additional Zeus solutions into our portfolio via the Zeus Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA). Upon consultation with IIJ, we recognized the synergy and that Zeus would not only meet their exact needs but provide a very simple and easy upgrade path."

Paul Brennan, CEO, Zeus Technology, comments, "As market dynamics change, organizations are outsourcing specific services to the Cloud. Zeus is the enabler for customers and partners implementing Cloud services, offering a single software solution that can manage web applications across all three environments – Physical, Virtual and Cloud. Managed through our partnership with SCS, IIJ’s customers will be able to lease our powerful load balancing and traffic management services within the Cloud, for major cost, performance and scalability advantages; and help ensure their websites remain consistently fast, available and secure, all the time."

Zeus is also partnered with leading Cloud solution providers including Amazon EC2, Rackspace and Joyent to provide companies with highly scalable Cloud Computing environments.


About IIJ
Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, Tokyo Stock Exchange TSE1: 3774) is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group of companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. The company's services include high-quality systems integration and security services, Internet access, hosting/housing, and content design. Moreover, the company has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan, and between Japan and the United States. IIJ was listed on NASDAQ in 1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006. For more information about IIJ, visit the IIJ Web site at http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/.

About SCS
Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation (SCS), founded in 1969, offers a wide range of system integration services to companies not only in Japan but worldwide.
SCS aims to be in the first tier in the IT services industry, focusing on three strategic business domains: the industry-specific application business, which utilizes expert knowledge in each industry to customize system architecture to client needs; the ERP solutions business, which includes proprietary packaged software; and the platform solution business, which concentrates on IT architecture services for the creation of IT systems. SCS will provide your company with a service of trust and quality.

About Zeus Technology
Zeus software enables our customers to create, manage and deliver exceptional online services in Physical, Virtual and Cloud environments. Implementing a Zeus solution allows organizations to visualize and manipulate the flow of traffic to their web-enabled applications, thus ensuring a consistently robust web infrastructure. Coupled with the ability to deploy new online services very quickly, Zeus helps provide the competitive advantage businesses need, by making their online services faster, more reliable, more secure and easier to manage. Zeus software can be deployed on industry standard hardware, virtual machines and any Cloud platform, making it the right strategic choice for today and tomorrow. Zeus holds strategic partnerships with world-class companies such as Amazon Web Services, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Oracle, Sun, Qualcomm and VMware. Zeus powers over one million website infrastructures across the world including, the BBC, BT, Comic Relief, Domino’s Pizza, Gilt Groupe, ITV, Play.com, See Tickets, STA Travel and Virgin Media. Zeus is in a unique position to assist any business looking to enhance their mission-critical Internet service infrastructure. For more information, visit www.zeus.com.

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