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IIJ Builds Distribution Infrastructure for Cloud-based "Ricoh UCS Service Platform"

dl button PDF [38 KB] 28 July 2011

TOKYO-July 28, 2011-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced the completion of the video distribution infrastructure for the new Ricoh Company Ltd.'s cloud-based remote video communications service "Ricoh UCS Service Platform", scheduled for release in August 2011, in Japan.

Ricoh UCS Service Platform is a new cloud-based video conferencing service and the first release of Ricoh's new Unified Communication System Business, started in 2011. With a light-weight portable terminal, users can access a rich array of features and communicate easily from any location with an Internet connection.

Ricoh is looking to this business as one of its primary driver for mid-term growth, and when building the video distribution infrastructure, they were interested in a data center that could provide a scalable and stable Internet environment that could easily absorb sudden increases in users. They also wanted to be able to outsource everything from building the necessary components for video distribution-the Internet connectivity and server environments-to operation of the system.

To meet Ricoh's specifications, IIJ housed video distribution servers in its data center connected directly to IIJ's broadband Internet backbone and built a stable server operating environment and high-speed Internet connectivity environment. For the application server array, IIJ is providing a flexible hybrid infrastructure combining dedicated data center servers with the cloud-based IIJ GIO Service. Routers, firewalls and other network equipment are also part of the package along with 24/365 operation of the video distribution infrastructure.

Ricoh is so happy with the service provided thus far, they are planning to use IIJ for future service expansions as well.

IIJ will continue to offer network infrastructure optimized to the client's needs.