FirstServer Offers Percona Server as MySQL Option for Hosted

FirstServer Offers Percona Server as MySQL Option for Hosted Cloud
PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/22/12 --   Percona, Inc., the
company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced
that FirstServer, Inc., a leading web hosting company in Japan and a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Yahoo! JAPAN Corporation., will include a
Percona-branded version of Percona Server as an option for
FirstServer's Z Cloud service.  
Offered in partnership with Joyent, a global provider of cloud
computing solutions, FirstServer's Z Cloud allows service providers,
data center operators and systems integrators to offer cloud services
to next-generation game, media, social entertainment network, and 4G
LTE mobile application companies. The addition of Percona Server, the
enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL, as an option for the service
will enable Z Cloud customers that host their applications in the
cloud to take advantage of Percona Server's breakthrough performance,
scalability, reliability, instrumentation, and features, including
self-tuning algorithms. 
Masato Isobe, CEO of FirstServer, Inc.
 "Percona has an excellent
reputation in the Japanese market and around the world for delivering
a version of MySQL that offers the highest levels of performance and
reliability for hosted applications. Having Percona Server as an
option for Z Cloud will increase the appeal of our service and help
us better satisfy the needs of our most demanding customers." 
Peter Zaitsev, Co-founder and CEO for Percona, Inc.
 "As more and
more enterprises rely on providers like FirstServer to host their
critical applications in the cloud, they will insist on wringing
every last ounce of performance out of every aspect of the
infrastructure. By including Percona Server in its service,
FirstServer is enabling its customers to gain the competitive
advantage that comes with increasing the speed and stability of their
About FirstServer, Inc. 
FirstServer is one of the leading web hosting companies in the
Japanese market and has been providing total web hosting solutions
since 1996. FirstServer provides integrated services composed of web
hosting, domain registration, and SaaS. FirstServer offers a wide
variety of web hosting services to best suit individual customer
needs. FirstServer provides not only Internet disk space, but also
key application software such as groupware, file sharing, blogs, and
a net shop builder to meet the demands of the times. In recent years,
FirstServer realized the importance of cloud computing, and has been
releasing related cloud services since 2009. 
These high-quality activities are appreciated among business users.
FirstServer has over 50,000 customers, 85% of whom are corporate
users. FirstServer is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yahoo! JAPAN
Corporation, and a member of the Softbank group, which is a Japanese
telecommunications & media corporation that owns Yahoo! JAPAN
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About Percona, Inc. 
Percona Inc. has made MySQL faster and more reliable for over 1,200
consulting and support customers worldwide since 2006. Percona
provides enterprise-grade MySQL support, consulting, training, and
software development services to companies such as Cisco Systems,
Alcatel-Lucent, Groupon, and the BBC. Percona's founders authored the
definitive book High Performance MySQL from O'Reilly Press and
maintain the widely read MySQL Performance Blog. Percona also
develops software for MySQL users, including Percona Server and
Percona XtraBackup, the only open source, hot backup utility for the
InnoDB storage engine. The popular Percona Live conferences draw
attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world. For more
information, visit  
Percona(R) and XtraBackup(R) are registered trademarks of Percona,
Inc. All other registered and unregistered trademarks in this
document are the sole property of their respective owners. 
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Terry Erisman
Percona Inc.
(888) 401-3401 Ext. 555 
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