January 20, 2017 7:29 AM ET

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Company Overview of IBM Japan, Ltd.

Company Overview

IBM Japan, Ltd. manufactures information processing systems and communications systems, develops software update, and provides computer repair services. It provides personal computing, workstations, servers, storage, software, printing systems, and other products. The company also offers various business services, such as application innovation services, business transformation outsourcing, center for business optimization, customer relationship management, financial management, human capital management, supply chain management, and other services. In addition, it provides IT services, including technical support, service-oriented architecture, security and privacy, application implementatio...

19-21 Nihonbashi Hakozaki-cho


Tokyo,  103-8510


Founded in 1937


81 3 6667 1111


81 3 3664 4914

Key Executives for IBM Japan, Ltd.

President IBM Business Consulting Services and Senior Managing Director of IBM Global Service
Age: 68
Vice President, Technical Leadership, and Director
Managing Director, Toyota at IBM Japan
General Counsel and Director
Director of Executive Programs & Community Programs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

IBM Japan, Ltd. Key Developments

DataDirect Networks and IBM Japan Team to Deliver Yahoo! Japan A 50 Tb Per Day, Inter-Continental Active Archive Solution

DataDirect Networks announced that Yahoo Japan Corporation has deployed an active archive system jointly developed by DDN and IBM Japan. The new system allows Yahoo! JAPAN to cache dozens of petabytes of data from its OpenStack Swift storage solution in a Japan-based data center, and transfer data to a U.S.-based data center at an astonishing rate of 50 TB of data per day – thus enabling energy cost savings of 74% due to lower energy rates in the United States versus Japan, while ensuring fast data access regardless of location. The joint DDN/IBM Japan system is able to handle dozens of petabytes of data within a single file system configuration. It allows the data center to cache data from an operating object storage (OpenStack Swift) private cloud at a fast rate of 11TB/hour and back up the data in a data center archive in the United States at a breakthrough transfer rate of 50TB per day. The system allows users in Japan to access data and conduct services easily and without concern for where the data resides. The active archive is built on DDN's high performance SFA7700X storage solution and IBM Spectrum Scale, which together provide the high-speed input/output (I/O) performance required by Yahoo! JAPAN. The data is cached on a solid state drive that enables higher-speed I/O and ensures expedited metadata handling. The solution enables data sharing by using the caching function via the IBM Spectrum Scale Active File Management. In addition, the high density DDN SFA7700X ensures ample capacity and scalability to meet Yahoo! JAPAN's high-volume needs.

Advantech Co., Ltd. Announces Collaboration with IBM Japan

Advantech Co., Ltd. and IBM Japan Ltd. have collaborated to offer internet of things, or IoT, solutions for smart manufacturing and other targeted markets. The cooperation enables WISE-PaaS of Advantech to partner with IBM's SoftLayer cloud service and IBM Bluemix platform. This creates a collaborative platform for users to develop and run IoT-related applications. Advantech's hardware solution for IoT acquire data from sensors and machines via a variety of physical interfaces such as serial communication interfaces, Ethernet, analog and digital I/O interfaces, and wireless sensor nodes. WISE-PaaS enables Cloud Service to data management function for use of data acquired from those IoT hardware and device management function to monitor the hardware status through RESTful API. Through the collaboration of WISE-PaaS, SoftLayer and IBM Bluemix, Advantech Japan and IBM Japan deliver IoT solutions targeted at the market: smart manufacturing. These solutions can visualize and maintain the operational and working environments of factory equipment on a cloud platform. This is achieved by using Advantech's sensor gateway that offers Internet connectivity with IoT-related machines, as well as data acquired by sensor nodes that equipped with communication and sensing capability. Users can experience these services at the IoT Experience Garage in IBM Client Experience Center, Tokyo Japan.

Minebea Co., Ltd. Completes Joint Research Project by Using Measuring Components Applying Strain Gages in Collaboration with Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University Hospital and IBM Japan, Ltd

Minebea Co., Ltd. has completed a joint research project by using measuring components applying strain gages in collaboration with Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University Hospital and IBM Japan, Ltd. having its sights set on the development of biological information monitoring system. Based on the said joint research project, Minebea plans to develop and commercialize such products within a year. The great feature of this system is non-invasive and non-contact, being capable of observing biological information in real time. Therefore, a subject patient can enjoy a comfortable stay in the hospital and obtain a sense of security where his /her life has been watched all the time, while being set free from restriction of activities due to the monitoring devices attached to the body as well as insomnia caused by discomfort or sense of incongruity.

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