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IIJ Group Launches Cloud Service in Europe: IIJ GIO EU Service

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TOKYO-August 5, 2013-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, and its consolidated subsidiary in London, IIJ Europe Limited (IIJ Europe) today announced the immediate release of the IIJ GIO EU Service.

IIJ GIO EU Service leverages the expertise garnered through operating the IIJ GIO Service in Japan, offering the same high-quality server environment in Europe as IIJ does in the Japanese market. The client can select the type of server (virtual or physical), CPU performance and memory size, OS, and other features, making this service highly adaptable.

Service feature highlights are as follows:

A stable network for a flat monthly fee

IIJ established a data center in London in April 2013 and built a high-capacity backbone network(*1) that connects Japan, the UK, and the US. Using high-speed Internet connections, the client has access to a stable server environment with low latency. A great many of the cloud services in Europe use traffic-based fees, while this service includes network costs in the same monthly fee, so clients pay the same price even if they experience sudden spikes in traffic.

A cloud service with the same high quality as that in Japan

This service benefits from IIJ's operational and managerial expertise gained in the Japanese market to deliver high-quality cloud services in Europe with the same level of excellence as that in Japan. IIJ Europe's service-level agreement (SLA) guarantees more than 99.99% uptime for virtual servers, among other objective measures of service, with money back if quality drops below these levels. We also provide an optional backup storage service at the individual data file level, which provides a layer of security for core enterprise systems, financial systems, and other mission critical operations.

The IIJ Group will continue to leverage its advanced technology and expertise to create new system integration and cloud services while serving even more businesses in Europe, both European and Japanese.

(*1) For the latest information on the IIJ backbone network, see

IIJ GIO EU Service Specifications

Basic Specifications
Base server V Series
(virtual server)
X Series
(physical server)
Grade V10
CPU performance
1 2 4 8 16 16
Memory 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
Disk size 40GB (IP-SAN) 300GB (RAID1)
Additional disk space (additional fee) 100GB, 300GB, 500GB, 1TB
(maximum of two additional disks can be added to one server)
Network bandwidth 1Gbps(shared)
OS Windows 2008 R2/ Windows 2012
Cent OS 5.X / Cent OS 6.X 64bit

(*2) Only compatible with Windows 2012

(*3) 16 ICU is the equivalent of 2 x 4 core

About IIJ Europe

IIJ Europe is a UK subsidiary of IIJ Exlayer Inc. which was established in June 2001 and became an IIJ consolidated subsidiary in April 2012. The company name was changed to IIJ Europe Limited in April 2013. Based in London, the company uses its advanced technology to provide high-quality value-added systems integration services to Japanese companies establishing a base in Europe.

Correction and apology

We would like to make the following correction regarding the NIC's numeric data of IIJ GIO EU Service Specifications.
error) 2(Internet connection, private VLAN)
correction) 4 
We sincerely apologize for the mistake.