Launching the White Cloud Distributed Storage service

            Launching the White Cloud Distributed Storage service

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Softbank Telecom Corp. and Yahoo Japan
Corp. work together in providing cloud services and from February 6 started
providing Yahoo! Japan's unlimited-capacity storage service, Yahoo! Cloud
Storage, as White Cloud Distributed Storage.^*1

The storage platform for this distributed storage is Riak CS, U.S. company
Basho Technologies, Inc.'s distributed database technology,^*2 which enables
fast access to large-volume data and highly-reliable system architecture that
conventional storage services have difficulties providing. Stored data will be
automatically replicated for redundancy, within both the same data center and
among multiple data centers, enabling Yahoo! Japan to offer
unlimited-capacity, fast and safe storage that is fault-tolerant,
disaster-resistant, robust and highly-available.

Distributed Storage

1. Advantages

  (1) Low-cost storage of large-volume data
  The basic price for 1GB data storage will be ¥10 before tax, or
  approximately $0.10, enabling low-cost storage and backing up large-volume
  data and contents, which are important in this big-data era.

  (2) Excellent performance
  All files can be stored, including images, documents and video. With the
  high-performance distributed storage clusters, uploading and downloading
  data are smooth and comfortable.

  (3) Robust and highly-available
  In addition to replicating data within each data center in Japan, the data
  is automatically distributed among remote data centers in East and West
  Japan for robustness and high availability.

  (4) Highly compatible with Amazon S3 API
  This distributed storage uses the REST (Representational State Transfer) Web
  API, which is highly compatible with Amazon's cloud storage, Amazon S3. You
  can use applications and services that use REST API. With the unified
  interface for cloud storage, hybrid cloud access simply requires changing
  the access points, meeting customer needs for secure access.

2. Basic price

  Monthly fee: ¥10, or approximately $0.10, per GB (tax not included)

  Data transfer fee is also required. Each company, however, may upload up to
  10 TB of data per month free of charge.

3. Specifications

  Storage capacity: Unlimited

  Data transfer volume: Unlimited

  API: REST API (http/https)

  Data centers: Multiple data centers in Japan (East and West Japan data

  Data redundancy: Three copies of the data are stored at each data center,
  and the data is also automatically replicated and distributed to other data

  Data robustness: 99.99999999999999999% (19 nines)

  Data availability: 99.9999% (6 nines)

  SLA: 99.9% (3 nines)

4. Service image

Service image

For more information on this distributed storage, click the link below:

*1 This service is Yahoo! Japan Corp.'s Yahoo! Cloud Storage resold by
Softbank Telecom.

*2 Basho Technologies, Inc. ( is a software company founded
in 2008. Basho Technologies develops and offers products using
highly-available distributed database technology. Basho Technologies' Riak CS
is a multi-tenant storage platform, which many companies around the world use
for the storage platforms of their public and private clouds.

Amazon and Amazon S3 are trademarks of, Inc. or their affiliated

White Cloud is a registered trademark of Softbank Telecom Corp.

The name and logo of SoftBank are registered trademarks or trademarks of
SoftBank Corp. in Japan and other countries.

Company, product and service names in this press release are the trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Media Contacts for Basho Technologies

Kekst and Company
Robert Siegfried:
Lyndsey Estin:
Anntal Silver:
Phone: 212-521-4800

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