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IIJ to Build Website Infrastructure for Japanese Ministry Using IIJ GIO Cloud Service
TOKYO--March 8, 2011--Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced it will build a website infrastructure for the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) using the IIJ GIO cloud service.
The website, called Jukugi Kakeai (roughly translated as "Mutual Deliberation Forum"), first went online on April 17, 2010, as a BBS for parents and guardians, educators, and school and regional volunteers to voice their opinions from the frontlines of the educational system in order to inform the development of educational policy. Changes in the education environment and other issues are posted and discussed by those who work in that environment, which can help policy makers form policy.
MEXT wanted to have the site go live within a mere 30 days--from selecting a provider to putting the site in service--and because they expected the number of members to increase sharply and the number of hits to spike as well, MEXT choose to use the IIJ GIO cloud service for its ability to add servers on demand.
IIJ has more than 10 years of experience in building and operating enterprise systems, and IIJ GIO has a rich menu of services that can meet every need of enterprise systems and that can be configured in more than 1,000 different structural variations. Rather than establishing multiple systems at their own premises, client's can have a system with a high service level and at a low cost.
IIJ will continue to use IIJ GIO to provide our clients with the best network infrastructure for their needs.