SOURCE: Joyent


June 22, 2011 10:00 ET

FirstServer and Joyent to Provide Public Cloud Services to Gaming, Media, Social Network and Mobile Service Providers in Japan

Alliance Delivers SmartDataCenter 6, Includes Autoscaling and Instrumentation

TOKYO and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 22, 2011) - Joyent, the global provider of cloud computing solutions, and FirstServer, the leading provider of cloud and shared hosting solutions in Japan, today announced a strategic alliance in which FirstServer will deliver Joyent's SmartDataCenter 6 cloud software to service providers, data center operators and systems integrators who will in turn offer cloud services to next generation game, media, social entertainment network, and 4G LTE mobile application companies. Joyent customers around the world can now enter the Japanese market with the same stability and performance they enjoy with the North America JoyentCloud.

"FirstServer's state-of-the-art Softbank datacenter, based in Kyushu and running Joyent's SmartDataCenter 6, is the perfect home for our installed base of world leading game publishers and developers who wish to enter the Japanese market," said Joyent co-founder Dr. Jason Hoffman. "They can enjoy the performance and stability they get from Joyent in the U.S. while building next-generation location-based services and social networking for Japanese users."

Masato Isobe, CEO of FirstServer and board member of IDC Frontier, commented, "Joyent's SmartDataCenter 6 is an ideal cloud solution that includes an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service) platform using Node.js, the globally acclaimed programming language and runtime. Our datacenter is state-of-the-art and we are ready to accommodate all of Joyent's customers in Japan."

Joyent is the only cloud software provider in the world that sells its turnkey software suite, SmartDataCenter 6, and runs its own public cloud in North America, Service providers throughout Japan will be able to rapidly stand up and offer their own public, private or hybrid cloud services based on the model.

SmartDataCenter 6 offers game, media, social and mobile service providers:

  • A referencecustomer portal that demonstrates service provider savings on technology and administrative costs by enabling self-provisioning
  • An operator portal that enables service providers to allocate compute resources, visualize performance, manage virtual servers, and monitor resource allocation
  • Analytics across data centers and up and down the software stack that identify latency or other problems before downtime or outages occur
  • Dedicated Local storage that gives customers even more predictable and low-latency Disk Input/Output (I/O), improving business and technical performance
  • A full software stack that includes dataset management, I/O management, networking, Joyent SmartOS, a public software library, and a runtime (Node.js)
  • Extensibility via a suite of APIs
  • A reference architecture

To learn more about SmartDataCenter 6, please visit

About Joyent
Joyent is a global cloud computing software and service provider that offers an integrated suite of software and services designed specifically for the needs of Service Providers and Enterprises to deliver cloud services to clients or within enterprises. Joyent licenses its cloud software to service providers worldwide (including Dell), who provide cloud services and products to their own customers. Joyent delivers public cloud services from to some of the most innovative companies in the world, such as LinkedIn, Gilt Groupe and Kabam. Joyent's proven Smart Technologies, which include Node.js, an open source server-side JavaScript development environment, and an ecosystem of leading technology partners, enable customers to quickly leverage the improved performance, scalability, reliability and security inherent in the company's technology. For more information, visit

About FirstServer
FirstServer is one of the leading web hosting companies in the Japanese market and has been providing total web hosting solutions since 1996. FirstServer provides integrated services composed of web hosting, domain registration and SaaS. FirstServer offers a wide variety of web hosting services to best suit individual customer needs.

FirstServer not only provides internet disk space, but also key application software such as groupware, file sharing, blogs, and a netshop builder to meet the demands of the times. In recent years, FirstServer realized the importance of cloud computing, and has been releasing related cloud services since 2009.

These high-quality activities are appreciated among business users. FirstServer has over 50,000 customers, 85% of whom are corporate users.

FirstServer is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yahoo! Japan Corporation, and a member of the Softbank group, which is a Japanese telecommunications & media corporation that owns Yahoo! Japan corporation.

For more information, visit

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