IIJ Group Launches Cloud Service in China

IIJ Group Launches Cloud Service in China

IIJ Teams Up With China's Two Largest Telecom Carriers to Provide the World's
First Low Latency Cloud Service

TOKYO, Jan. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ)
(Nasdaq:IIJI) (TSE1:3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and
comprehensive network solutions providers, and 100% owned IIJ subsidiary IIJ
Global Solutions Inc. (IIJ Global)—provider of WAN services for corporate
clients—today announced the release of IIJ GIO CHINA Service through IIJ
Global's Shanghai subsidiary, IIJ Global Solutions China Inc.

The IIJ GIO CHINA Service is a cloud service that offers a choice of virtual
servers or dedicated servers. IIJ had already been providing the pilot service
since September 2012, and today marks the release of the official service.
With the virtual server option, customers can select the CPU, RAM size, disk
size, and OS for the low price of 350 yuan per month. The equipment for this
service is located in the Shanghai data center, and the service provides
customer support in Chinese, Japanese, and English. Customers do not have to
provide their own equipment, which makes it quick and easy to establish a
server environment in China.

The Internet infrastructure for this service is provided by China's two
largest telecommunications carriers, China Telecom, and China Unicom, both
headquartered in Beijing, providing low-latency communications. In the past,
communications that straddle the networks of both these carriers experienced
latency and interruptions (the North-South problem in telecommunications).
With this service, IIJ is able to automatically find the fastest connection
for the customer. This is the first cloud service in the world to provide this
method of connectivity.

IIJ has been operating the IIJ GIO Service in Japan since 2009, and it is
currently used by more than 800 corporations. The demand for cloud services in
China is also expected to be high, and we have been working on the development
of services since March 2012. Using IIJ's expertise in operating cloud
services in Japan, we will provide the same level of quality and flexibility
in the China as we do in Japan.

About IIJ

Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. is one of Japan's leading
Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its
group of companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to
high-end corporate customers. The company's services include high-quality
systems integration, Cloud computing/data center services, security services,
Internet access, and content distribution. Moreover, the company has built one
of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan, and between Japan and the
United States. IIJ listed on NASDAQ in 1999 and on the First Section of the
Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006. For more information about IIJ, visit the IIJ
Web site at http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/.

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About IIJ Global Solutions

IIJ Global Solutions, Inc., was established in September 2010 to take over the
Japan network service business from AT&T Japan. In addition to domestic
network outsource services business and all cloud-based managed services, IIJ
Global Solutions also leads the group's international businesses and provides
international network-related services. In January 2012, they established the
subsidiary IIJ Global Solutions China, Inc., in Shanghai. For more information
on IIJ Global Solutions, see http://www.iijglobal.co.jp/en/.

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.

                                                                    Attachment

IIJ GIO China Service Options

                                                          
Base server      V Series (virtual server)                  X Series (physical
                                                            server)
Grade            V10      V20      V40     V80     V160     X120
CPU Performance  1ICU     2ICU     4ICU    8ICU    16ICU    24ICU 
index (ICU)*
Memory           1GB      2GB      4GB     8GB     16GB     48GB
Disk space       30GB (IP-SAN)                              300GB (RAID1)
Additional disk  It is possible to add two of the following
space            on one base                                ―
(billed          server: 100GB, 300GB, 500GB
separately)
NIC              4
Internet         North-South problem resolution configuration
connection
OS               CentOS/Windows
* 24 ICU is the equivalent of 6 cores x 2

Please refer to the below IIJ's press release link for details on "Resolving
the North-South problem of communications"

http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/news/pressrelease/2013/0121.html

CONTACT: IIJ Corporate Communications
         TEL: 03-5259-6310
         FAX: 03-5259-6311
         E-mail: press@iij.ad.jp
         URL: http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/

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