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New Cloud Service, the Leap GIO Cloud, Goes into Full Operation in Thailand

Leap Solutions Asia, a joint venture of IIJ and TCCT, accelerates its cloud services business

October 11, 2016

TOKYO-October 11, 2016-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, announced that a new cloud service "Leap GIO Cloud," which Leap Solutions Asia Co., Ltd.(LSA) launched in Thailand, became fully operational today. LSA is a joint venture between IIJ and T.C.C. Technology Co., Ltd. (TCCT, headquarters: Bangkok), Thailand's leading Data Center and IT infrastructure service provider.

Leap GIO Cloud is a cloud service developed to serve local Thai companies and Japanese-owned enterprises. The service leverages both IIJ's abundance of cloud implementation and operation technologies, developed over many years, and TCCT's high-quality Data Center and network infrastructure. Leap GIO Cloud is provided in two forms: Leap GIO Public, an auto-self-provisioning public cloud service with automated billing on an hourly/monthly basis, and Leap GIO Private, a private cloud service with which cloud environments can be implemented and tailored to customers' system requirements. Leap GIO Cloud will be delivered by LSA. IIJ Global Solutions (Thailand) Co., Ltd.blank ; IIJ's fully-owned subsidiary, will be selling this service as one of LSA's resellers.

Service Overview

Leap GIO Public

With Leap GIO Public service, customers can quickly customize their servers through their own portal and immediately use it afterwards in an on-demand fashion. A high-performance virtual private server and Internet connectivity are offered in exchange for hourly or monthly fees. The service is perfectly suited to applications such as web servers, application servers, and servers used as system development environments.

Leap GIO Private

This monthly fee-based service can be used to deploy flexible environments tailored to customers' system requirements. It enables customers to design and implement OS and application configurations on their own servers pre-installed with VMware virtualization platform. Systems that are just as flexible as on-premises environments can be built, because all the resources employed-including servers, storage, and networks-are effectively utilized. Existing IT assets can be migrated as is, and this service is suitable for the system infrastructure of mission-critical applications.

Furthermore, LSA acquired three certifications from SAP AG, which are "Hosting services," "Cloud services" and "SAP HANA operations services." With these certifications, the company will offer support for implementing and operating SAP BASIS in the cloud.

Service specifications

Leap GIO Public

vCPU 1~16vCPU
Memory 0.5~64GB
OS disk capacity 50GB
Storage from 1GB
OS Windows Server(2008 R2, 2012 R2)/Cent OS(6.6/7.1)/Ubuntu(14.04LTS)
Network bandwidth 1Gbps (shared)
  • (*) Usage fee: Starting at THB1.25/hour, THB900/month (Used in case of 1vCPU, 1GB of memory, 50GB of disk capacity)

Leap GIO Private

VMware vSphere ESXi Server VMware vSphere ESXi6.0 Enterprise Plus Edition
No. of CPU cores 12
Memory 192GB
Network bandwidth 1Gbps(shared)
Data storage 1TB(FC)
VMware management tool(vCenter) OS vCenter Server Appliance 6.0
Performance indices(ICU) 2
Memory 8GB
S/W Server
  • VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.0
  • VMware vSphere Web Client Server
  • VMware vSphere Client 6.0
  • VMware vSphere Command-Line Interface 6.0
  • VMware vSphere Power CLI 6.0
  • embedded vPostgres database
Disk capacity 125GB

IIJ will continue to expand and enhance its lineup of cloud services to meet the needs of customers doing business in Thailand with Leap Solutions Asia Co., Ltd.

About IIJ

Founded in 1992, IIJ is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. IIJ's services include high-quality Internet connectivity services, systems integration, cloud computing services, security services and mobile services. Moreover, IIJ has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan that is connected to the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. IIJ was listed on the U.S. NASDAQ Stock Market in 1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006.

The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about our future plans that involve risk and uncertainty. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents furnished by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Forms 20-F and 6-K, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.

Correction and apology

We would like to make the following corrections regarding the memory of Leap GIO Private's VMware management tool.
error) 80GB
correction) 8GB

We sincerely apologize for the mistake.

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IIJ Corporate Communications

  • (*) All company names and service names used in this press release are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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