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IIJ Launches the IIJ GIO Social App Support Solution

dl button PDF [34 KB] 23 July 2012

TOKYO-July 23, 2012-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced the launch of the IIJ GIO Social App Support Solution, a new cloud solution with a broad array of functions for developers and distributors of social apps and game content.

The IIJ GIO Social App Support Solution includes high-performance dedicated servers and expert operations management support. IIJ released the IIJ GIO Social App Startup Plan in July 2011, which is specifically designed for social app providers; however, with the explosive growth in social apps, we launched IIJ GIO Social App Support Solution to meet the demand for building and operating high-capacity systems quickly. With this solution, social app providers can outsource complex server administration and focus on application development. The following are highlights of the IIJ GIO Social App Support Solution.

High-performance, dedicated servers and virtual server lineup

Users have a choice of two server plans.

(1) IIJ GIO Dedicated Server Service

Along with the launch of this solution, IIJ has introduced the new IIJ GIO Dedicated Server Service, a new physical server option, to the IIJ GIO Service. Each server on this service has 12 core CPUs and 48GB of memory, the initial fee is free, and the monthly cost is a low JPY 78,000 per month. We also have servers with storage memory devices (US Fusion-io's ioDrive Duo), which has many times the performance capacity of servers with physical disks.

(2) IIJ GIO Hosting Package Service

An even more economical choice is a virtual server on the IIJ GIO Hosting Package Service. High-performance virtual servers with the equivalent of 12 core processors and a disk with read/write performance that is on par with dedicated servers are an ideal lineup for use with social apps. With new service contracts, a private connection with the IIJ GIO Dedicated Server Service is possible.

Operations management support customized for social apps

IIJ has partnered with six managed service providers with expertise in social apps. These service companies monitor server operations, identify any causes of system failures, and restore service, but they also closely monitor the server response time—which is particularly important to social apps—and will assist in increasing the number of servers when necessary.

Two months free service and implementation support for new apps

The first two months are free for the IIJ GIO Dedicated Server Service and IIJ GIO Hosting Package Service. This means reduced equipment costs during the new app development stage and immediately after the app goes public.

IIJ GIO Dedicated Server Service

Product Z240 Z240FI
CPU 12 core
Memory 48GB 144GB
Disk space 300GB
Storage memory devices
(Fusion-io, Inc., ioDrive DUO)
None 320GB
Bandwidth limit 1Gbps
OS CentOS
Minimum contract 1 month
Monthly fee
(tax not included)
JPY 78,000 JPY 156,000

(*) Initial fee not required.

IIJ GIO Hosting Package Service

Product V10 V20 V40 V80 V160 V240
CPU Performance
(core equivalent)
0.5 1 2 4 8 12
Memory 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 24GB
Bandwidth limit
(Mbps)
30 50 80 125 200 300
OS CentOS
Minimum contract None
Monthly fee
(tax not included)
JPY 4,000 JPY 8,000 JPY 14,000 JPY 22,000 JPY 34,000 JPY 49,000

(*) Initial fee not required.

IIJ GIO Hosting Package Service – Disk Options

Product 300GB HS300GB UHS250GB
Disk structure Shared I/O Exclusive I/O
Monthly fee
(tax not included)
JPY 11,000 JPY 36,000 JPY 56,000

(*) Initial fee not required.

List of Managed Service Providers

Service Provider Headquarters
ISAO Corporation Tokyo Japan
InfoRiskManage, Inc.
AP Communications Co., Ltd.
Situs Management Inc.
Skyarch Networks Inc.
ForSchooner Inc.