KDDI Corporation(KDDI), Hitachi netBusiness Ltd(HnB), and Hitachi,
Ltd(Hitachi) are pleased to announce that they have agreed their partnership
to provide their data storage services in KDDI's dotsquare
HnB will install and manage its Storage Services Access Point that
is consist of a group of world-class products such as the Hitachi's
disk array sub-system SANRISE2000 series, which is compatible
withhighly efficient and scalable Storage Area Network.
The new service will allow KDDI to offer reliable and efficient data
storage as part of its dotsquare data center service to
customers such as application service providers, contents service
providers and network service providers. The new service is scheduled
to start in July.
KDDI branded its data center business dotsquare last October,
and it is at the heart of KDDI's Internet Protocol business development,
deploying a wide range of services from basic co-location and hosting
services, through to higher-level operation, application and solution
services which offer higher added-value.
dotsquare data centers are located in central Tokyo in
areas such as Otemachi, Shinjuku and Odaiba, and there are a total
27 sites in 13 cities throughout Japan, with a combined floor area
of about 20,000 square meters.
By early 2002, KDDI plans to build a new large-scale site near Shibuya
exclusively for data centers, increasing the total floor space to
about 40,000 square meters, making it the biggest provider of data
center services in Japan. The storage alliance with HnB and Hitachi
is one of KDDI's strategies to further enhance its dotsquare
The partnership between HnB, Hitachi and KDDI dotsquare
is part of HnB and Hitachi's strategy to expand the business to actively
provide storage services to Internet data centers. By partnering with
major Internet data center operators, HnB aims to keep its position
as Japan's No. 1 storage service provider.
Background to storage services
The recent explosion in the amount of content such as music and movies
that is broadcasted and distributed over the Internet has prompted
changes in information systems towards those that are centered around
content. Because of this, storage systems that store and manage content
play a very important role. However, Internet content companies face
numerous problems such as a need to deal with unexpected increases
in storage capacity, or data back-up in case of emergency, or increasingly
complex operations management, and more efficient use of installation
Therefore there are increasing demands on data center operators from
customers such as ASPs, CSPs and other Internet companies not only
to provide them with space and transmission capacity as in the past,
but also to provide highly reliable storage services to manage large
quantities of content.
Company name: KDDI CORPORATION
President: Yusai Okuyama
Established:June 1, 1984
Address: KDDI Building, 2-3-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Home page: URL: http://www.kddi.com/
Company name: Hitachi netBusiness, Ltd.
President: Iwao Hara
Establishment: April 21, 2000
Address: 31st floor World Trade Center Building,
2-4-1 Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Home page: URL: http://www.hi-nb.com/
Company name: Hitachi, Ltd.
President: Etsuhiko Shoyama
Establishment: February 1, 1920
Address: 4-6 Kandasurugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Home page: URL: http://www.hitachi.co.jp/
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