IIJ Launches Cloud Service in Singapore: IIJ GIO Singapore Service

IIJ Launches Cloud Service in Singapore: IIJ GIO Singapore Service  -- Reliable Cloud Services Directly Connected to IIJ's Global Backbone With Data Center Services in Singapore --  TOKYO, Feb. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) (Nasdaq:IIJI) (TSE1:3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced the launch of IIJ GIO Singapore Service on March 3, 2014, offering cloud computing services in Singapore.  IIJ GIO Singapore Service leverages the expertise garnered through operating the IIJ GIO Service in Japan, offering the same high-quality server environment in Singapore as IIJ does in the Japanese market. The Service enables customers to build flexible systems that meet their diverse needs, combining a rich server lineup, connection services and operation supervision services on a robust cloud-computing platform.  Prior to the launch of services in Singapore, IIJ has set up a data center in Paya Lebar, and extended IIJ's global Internet backbone network to Hong Kong and Singapore. This data center connects directly to this high-speed backbone linking Japan, the U.K., the U.S., and Asia with high capacity lines, and IIJ provides IIJ Data Center Service, which means housing services for customers' own IT equipment, as well as Internet connectivity services. Racks at the housing service connect directly to the IIJ cloud services, enabling customers to tap hybrid cloud environments that combine cloud computing with their own server equipment at the data center.  In addition, the new service coordinates with IIJ Group's local subsidiary, IIJ Global Solutions Singapore Pte. Ltd. to provide systems, network solutions, and integration tailored to local conditions. The IIJ Group strengthens international operation to allow for faster response times in outsourcing and systems integration needs.  Singapore is an economic center of the ASEAN region, and many ISPs use it as a communications hub. This new expansion of IIJ's backbone network greatly enhances connectivity between Japan and Southeast Asia. The IIJ Group will continue to support IT platforms of Asia-based customers through providing cloud computing services and high quality Internet environment, as well as interconnecting among local ISP's in countries across Asia.  Overview of the IIJ GIO Singapore Service   The IIJ GIO Singapore Service provides flexible systems solutions, combining a rich server lineup with a full menu of add-ons including network, firewall, and load-balancing. Customers can choose between two types of base servers, virtual servers and dedicated servers. The Singapore service will respond to the broad needs of enterprise systems. It is the first IIJ GIO Service outside Japan to offer our virtualization platform VW Series, based on the VMware virtual platform, enabling the construction of private clouds in combination with existing systems.  Outside Japan, the IIJ Group already offers cloud-computing services in the U.S., China, and Europe. The addition of Singapore adds Southeast Asia as a fifth leg of the company's cloud-computing services. Going forward, the IIJ Group intends to continue to make active advances in developing its services in overseas markets.  About IIJ  Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) (Nasdaq:IIJI) (Tokyo Stock Exchange TSE1: 3774) is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. IIJ's services include high-quality systems integration, cloud computing/data center services, security services, and Internet access. Moreover, IIJ has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan that is connected the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. IIJ was 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/.  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.  Service specification highlights    *Base server V series, X series                                                                                                                                   X series                    V series (virtual server)                    (dedicated                                                                  server) Grade               V10      V20      V40      V80      V160     X240                     LC/WS    LC/WS    LC/WS    LC/WS    LC/WS    LC/WS CPU efficiency      1        2        4        8        16       24 index (ICU (*1)) Memory              1GB      2GB      4GB      8GB      16GB     48GB/32GB Disk capacity       40GB (iSCSI) Disk additions      Up to two partitions of 100GB, 300GB, 500GB, 300GB (RAID1) (separate fee       1TB for each base server. options) NIC                 4 Network bandwidth   1Gbps (shared) OS                  Cent OS 6.4 (64bit)/                     Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition SP1 (64bit)  (*1) 16 ICU = equivalent to 2 x 4 core    *Virtual platform VW series  VMware vSphere ESXi Server                                                                 H240VW                                 Hypervisor                      VMware vSphere ESXi5                                 Enterprise Plus Edition CPU efficiency index (ICU (*2)) 24 Memory                          96GB NIC                             6 Network bandwidth               1Gbps (shared) Data storage                    500GB/1TB/1.5TB/2TB (iSCSI)  (*2) 24 ICU = equivalent to 2 x 6 core  CONTACT: For inquiries, contact:          IIJ Corporate Communications          Tel: +81-3-5259-6310 E-mail: press@iij.ad.jp          URL: http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/  company logo