August 21, 2012
Customers can now use locations in the US, Japan and Malaysia
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 21 — Cloud hosting provider GMO Cloud America Inc. today announces an additional location for its multi-location service. The multi-location service was launched earlier this month allowing its customers the ability to use resources in the USA (San Jose) and Japan (Tokyo). Today, the firm adds a third location, this time in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur).
GMO Cloud America's multi-location service provides powerful provisioning tools that allow its customers to deploy resources in a data center of their choice, making it easy to establish infrastructure in multiple geographic locations using a single Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider.
GMO Cloud America inc. CTO, Minoru Karasawa, said, "Our decision to deploy a multi-location service in Kuala Lumpur is highly strategic. Renowned as a stable, well-established financial hub with one of the strongest economies in Asia, Malaysia is known as a country on the move. The nation has taken decisive steps to progress to a manufacturing-based, export-driven economy spurred on by high technology, knowledge-based and capital-intensive industries. Our US customers are excited about this new opportunity to use our multi-location service to deliver their offerings to both businesses and consumers in the dynamic South East Asian markets."
GMO Cloud America is known for its lower overall service cost and greater flexibility. Unlike many cloud providers, the firm doesn't charge for data transfer. Whilst other cloud providers offer elasticity in resources, GMO Cloud America allows its customers even greater flexibility by letting them control the number of CPU cores, virtual CPU utilization rate, amount of memory and disk space independently. The firm also offers free setup and consultation for all of its price packs.
Director of Business Development, Shadi Ammouri, added, "Penetration of broadband access Internet and internet capable mobile devices is growing rapidly throughout the South East Asian region. Malaysia is an ideal hub in which to locate cloud resources. Our customers are delighted to know that our SE Asia locations are offered at the same prices as our US cloud. All systems, software and support are offered in English, payment is in US dollars and invoices are sent from our US office."
Common User Scenarios for Multi-location include:
1. Provisioning distributed infrastructure to host applications that need to be located near end users.
2. Disaster Recovery – clients can run their production environment in their own data center and quickly switchover to a disaster recovery site in a GMO Cloud data center in case of an outage.
3. Failover – clients can host production and failover infrastructure in GMO Cloud America data centers located in either San Jose, Tokyo or Kuala Lumpur.
For more information on GMO Cloud America's multi-location services, see http://us.gmocloud.com/specifications/multilocation.html.
About GMO Cloud America Inc.
GMO Cloud America Inc. is a full-service hosting and cloud computing solution provider and a subsidiary of GMO Cloud K.K., the number-one web hosting company in Japan. The company offers global data centers, premium on-demand infrastructure, solid strategic partnerships and a competitive performance-based pricing model. GlobalSign, SSL global leader and GMO Internet Group company, secures the company's high-performance network. For more information, visit https://us.gmocloud.com/company/.
About GMO CLOUD K.K.
GMO Cloud K.K. is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,000 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. (TSE Mothers: 3788) For more information, visit http://ir.gmocloud.com/english/.
About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is a comprehensive provider of industry-leading Internet solutions including domain name registration, cloud-based and traditional hosting, ecommerce, security, and payment processing services that each hold the top share of their respective markets in Japan. Other key business areas for the Group include online securities/FX trading, Internet advertising, search engine marketing and online research. In 2011 a new Social Media & Smartphone Platform segment was established bringing together group initiatives in social apps development, daily deals and Android app distribution. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit http://www.gmo.jp/en.
Source: GMO Cloud America Inc.
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