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February 22, 2012 08:00 ET

FirstServer Offers Percona Server as MySQL Option for Hosted Cloud Applications

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 22, 2012) - Percona, Inc., the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced that FirstServer, Inc., a leading web hosting company in Japan and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yahoo! JAPAN Corporation., will include a Percona-branded version of Percona Server as an option for FirstServer's Z Cloud service.

Offered in partnership with Joyent, a global provider of cloud computing solutions, FirstServer's Z Cloud allows service providers, data center operators and systems integrators to offer cloud services to next-generation game, media, social entertainment network, and 4G LTE mobile application companies. The addition of Percona Server, the enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL, as an option for the service will enable Z Cloud customers that host their applications in the cloud to take advantage of Percona Server's breakthrough performance, scalability, reliability, instrumentation, and features, including self-tuning algorithms.


Masato Isobe, CEO of FirstServer, Inc.
"Percona has an excellent reputation in the Japanese market and around the world for delivering a version of MySQL that offers the highest levels of performance and reliability for hosted applications. Having Percona Server as an option for Z Cloud will increase the appeal of our service and help us better satisfy the needs of our most demanding customers."

Peter Zaitsev, Co-founder and CEO for Percona, Inc.
"As more and more enterprises rely on providers like FirstServer to host their critical applications in the cloud, they will insist on wringing every last ounce of performance out of every aspect of the infrastructure. By including Percona Server in its service, FirstServer is enabling its customers to gain the competitive advantage that comes with increasing the speed and stability of their applications."

About FirstServer, Inc.

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 provides not only Internet disk space, but also key application software such as groupware, file sharing, blogs, and a net shop 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.

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About Percona, Inc.

Percona Inc. has made MySQL faster and more reliable for over 1,200 consulting and support customers worldwide since 2006. Percona provides enterprise-grade MySQL support, consulting, training, and software development services to companies such as Cisco Systems, Alcatel-Lucent, Groupon, and the BBC. Percona's founders authored the definitive book High Performance MySQL from O'Reilly Press and maintain the widely read MySQL Performance Blog. Percona also develops software for MySQL users, including Percona Server and Percona XtraBackup, the only open source, hot backup utility for the InnoDB storage engine. The popular Percona Live conferences draw attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world. For more information, visit

Percona® and XtraBackup® are registered trademarks of Percona, Inc. All other registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their respective owners.

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