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IIJ Global Launches IIJ GIO Power-i Service for IBM i in the Cloud

dl button PDF [65 KB] 19 August 2013

TOKYO—August 19, 2013—Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, and 100% owned IIJ subsidiary, IIJ Global Solutions Inc. (IIJ Global) —provider of WAN services for corporate clients— today announced the September 24, 2013, addition of the IIJ GIO Power-i Service to the IIJ GIO service lineup.

The IIJ GIO Power-i Service is a cloud service for running IBM i on the IBM PureFlex System which is integrated system with unified management of compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources. Users only have to select the appropriate servers and networks from a menu to build an asset-less, low-cost system environment that is scaled perfectly to the operational capacity and needs of the client.

IBM i is renowned for its high-performance, reliable business-systems environment, which has been used by various companies all over the world for many years. However, with fewer system-administrator replacements and other issues facing users recently, there has been a growing demand to move this system to the cloud to reduce the operational overhead and at the same time contribute to BCP. With this system, clients can ensure the smooth continued use of existing system assets, optimize TCO through effective outsourcing, reduce operational overhead, and support BCP strategies.

Service feature highlights are as follows:

Asset-less Business System and Reduced Cost

There is no need for the client to maintain servers and other assets internally or in a data center by selecting right-sized system components from a menu, which achieves a cost reduction of 30 to 40% compared with the cost of purchasing equipment and licenses to build an on-premise system of the same size. Because the server infrastructure operations are also outsourced, TCO is lowered through a reduction in personnel costs.

A highly reliable, high-quality service on the IIJ GIO platform

IIJ GIO was launched in 2009 and is now being used by more than 1,000 blue-chip companies. The highly reliable system infrastructure and high-quality service operation backed up by years of experience provide a robust and secure platform for even the most vital mission-critical application services.

IIJ Global will continue to provide high value-added solutions taking advantage of various synergies within the IIJ Group such as the IIJ GIO Service and while working with strategic partners with experience in building business systems using IBM i, we will provide one-stop shopping, from infrastructure to business applications, and support those clients who are moving their business systems to the cloud.

Service Specifications

Server Grade P20i P40i P80i P160i P320i
CPU Performance(CPW*) 480CPW 960CPW 1920CPW 3840CPW 7680CPW
Memory 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
Standard disk 140GB (actual capacity 124.4GB)
NIC Two (monitoring/administrating uses 1 port)
OS IBMi 6.1 (a part of features is restricted)/7.1
Operating license Printing (PSF for IBM i, etc.); data referencing (Query for i, etc.)
System access (IBM i Access), etc.
Monitoring Ping monitoring of Monitoring/Administration NIC
Operation Help Desk Service (system trouble reporting, coping with questions concerning IBM i.)
Additional memory (optional service) Increments of 2 GB (up to the maximum memory size for the system configuration)
Additional disks (optional service) Increments of 140GB (actual capacity 124.4GB) (to a maximum of 10)
Additional licenses (optional service) WDS (per user)

(*) CPW:Abbreviation for Commercial Processing Workload, which is an index to relatively describe a performance of each model among products line-up from AS/400 to IBM i.

About IIJ Global

IIJ Global Solutions Inc. (IIJ Global) was established in September 2010 as an IIJ Group company by acquisition of AT&T Japan's local Network Outsourcing service business. IIJ Global provides WAN Connectivity Services and Total Network Outsourcing Services from designing to building and managing corporate networks for enterprises. Not only limited to domestic but also offers Global network services. For more information about IIJ Global, visit the IIJ Global website at http://www.iijglobal.co.jp/en/

If you have any further enquiries, please email us at: events@ap.iij.com.

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