IIJ GIO To Boost European Cloud Spending
Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) has introduced its enterprise-gra de cloud computing solution in Europe. The service leverages the company's investment in data centre and high-capacity backbone infrastructure connecting Europe with the US and Japan. It follows the launch of IIJ cloud services in China, highlighting the company's ambitions to reduce its dependence on its core domestic market. IIJ aims to achieve cloud-related revenue of JPY10bn in the current financial year, a goal it seems likely to reach given fast-growing demand for private cloud services in Europe.
IIJ Europe (formerly IIJ Exlayer, a company that was consolidated in June 2012) will provide the new IIJ GIO EU service to businesses across Europe, although BMI believes it will likely concentrate on larger cloud-dependant EU markets such as the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy in the start-up phase.
Clients will be able to select the type of server (virtual or physical), CPU performance and memory size, operating system, and other features, making the service highly adaptable and scalable. As a major Internet backbone provider, IIJ includes network costs in the same monthly fee so that, if clients experience sudden spikes in traffic, there are no extra charges to be passed on. This approach differs from the majority of cloud providers in Europe, which use traffic-based fees and thus can lead to variable charges over time.
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