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Press Release -- October 5th, 2011
Source: KDDI America
Tags: Colocation, Ethernet

KDDI America Selects Parallels Automation to Power KA-Kloud

Comprehensive Cloud Service Delivery Platform Allows KDDI America to Expand Cloud Services Portfolio to Support Customers’ Moves to the Cloud 

INTEROP NEW YORK – October 5, 2011 – KDDI America, the U.S. division of KDDI Corporation, a Global Fortune 500 company and worldwide leader in international telecommunications services, and Parallels®, the hosting and Cloud services enablement leader, today announced that Parallels Automation is powering KDDI America’s new cloud service, KA-Kloud.

KA-Kloud is a comprehensive, secure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution that is designed to let businesses transition smoothly and easily to a cloud environment. Deploying Parallels Automation allowed KDDI America to launch KA-Kloud quickly. In addition, by providing end-to-end service automation and allowing customers to control the system independently, KDDI America can operate the service profitably while providing competitive pricing to customers. Parallels Automation makes it easy for KDDI America to quickly respond to customer requests for capacity and time increases, and the billing features of Parallels Automation lets the company offer its customers flexible pricing.

Service providers worldwide use Parallels Automation to automate all aspects of offering, delivering, managing, and billing their services. A complete operational and business support system built specifically for cloud service providers, this customizable suite helps service providers like KDDI America increase average revenue per user, deploy new services quickly and reduce operational costs.

“KA-Kloud has sparked a lot of interest from customers who want to decrease their costs and increase scalability of their IT resources. We selected Parallels Automation to underpin this service because of its ability to help us deliver customer value on both of these fronts,” said Nobutsugu Ogata, Director of New Service Development, KDDI America. “The platform’s ability to scale up to the largest cloud deployments and the breadth of the services it can provision and manage made Parallels Automation the clear choice to power KA-Kloud.”

“Parallels Automation offers the fastest time to market of any method available today, enabling communication service providers to avoid time-consuming custom development and add profitable new cloud services to their portfolios in a matter of weeks,” added John Zanni, Vice President, Service Provider Alliances and Marketing, Parallels. “The shift to the cloud represents a significant growth opportunity for communication service providers. KDDI America recognizes this opportunity and is wisely getting to market quickly with a portfolio of cloud services that meet its customers’ IT needs.”

The KDDI Group has 59 global data centers and network coverage that spans over 170 countries and regions including Asia, North America, South America, Europe and Australia.

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For more information on Parallels Automation, go to: and

John Zanni, Vice President, Service Provider Alliances and Marketing, Parallels will be speaking on a panel, “Building the On-Demand Cloud Infrastructure,” at the Carrier Cloud Forum at INTEROP New York from 9:40 – 10:40 a.m. today at the Javits Center.

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, Asia – Pacific and the Americas. The 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 group company, Global TELEHOUSE, in the United States, Europe and Asia. Contact us at 1-866-348-3370 or visit our website at

About Parallels
Parallels is a worldwide leader in hosting and Cloud service enablement and desktop virtualization. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 800 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit, follow us on Twitter at and Like Us on Facebook at

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