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Press Release -- August 2nd, 2011
Source: KDDI America
Tags: Colocation, Ethernet

KDDI America Launches New Cloud Solution, KA-Kloud, A Solution to Move Businesses to A Cloud Environment Quickly and Cost Effectively

August 2, 2011, New York, NY.  KDDI America Inc., the U.S. division of KDDI CORPORATION, a Global Fortune 500 company and worldwide leader in international telecommunications services, announced today that the cloud service, KA-Kloud, a comprehensive solution combining network service, cloud platform, and systems integration is released in August 2011. The solution will provide businesses a smooth transfer to a cloud environment all while supporting a centralized maintenance environment.

KDDI America will be offering KA-Kloud to the existing customer base as well as new customers to provide them with a more cost effective solution to moving either a business application or data center to the cloud. A cloud-based initiative on a virtualized server may save a company 80% of the costs normally associated with more traditional server deployment. Speed, scalability, security and access from anywhere and anytime to your virtual servers are other reasons businesses are moving to the cloud.

KA-Kloud provides an IaaS service (Infrastructure as a Service) solution, in which virtual servers can be set up using two different operating systems, OS for Windows 2008R2 and additionally Cent OS5.6. The customers who would benefit from this service are those who want to move away from traditional server deployment to a more virtual solution for decreased cost and increased scalability.

KDDI America has around 50 global data centers and network coverage that spans 150 countries including Asia, North America, South America, Europe and Australia. “Customer security is a top priority on every level. We use only best-in-class, state of the art data center facilities and offer onsite security staff 24/7, 365 days of the year. Our application has built-in security measures including strong password settings, IP restriction, and network monitoring service,” said Nobutsugu Ogata, Director of Enterprise Product Planning of KDDI America.

KA-Kloud will offer a variety of services to meet various business requirements.  The service will provide a control panel for customers so they will be able to control the system independently.  Provisioning time and capacity increases can be made promptly upon customer request.  The service will allow customers who work in systems configuration to cut back on their workload and accelerate their business. A flexible pricing system will be offered as well as a one month free trial will be offered starting in August.

About KDDI America, Inc.
KDDI America is the U.S. division of the KDDI Group of companies, a Fortune Global 500 company and leading provider of international telecommunications and colocation facilities around the world. KDDI America provides high-quality network solutions to clients with telecommunication needs throughout EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific. KDDI Group is a pioneer and innovator in the Ethernet world, being the first telecom provider to provide switched Ethernet services between Asia and the United States. KDDI is also a leading provider in international data centers and value-added services through its Global data center brand, TELEHOUSE, in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit

Press Contact:
Jieun Choe
KDDI America

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