• 2009-06-30

iSLE Launches Saas/Cloud Incubation Program

Tokyo - June 30, 2009 - GMO Internet Group company, GMO Hosting & Security announces the launch of the iSLE managed hosting solution (*1), SaaS/Cloud Incubation Program for software and application developers looking to implement a Saas or cloud delivery model.

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Managed hosting: iSLE dedicated server with dedicated engineer for maintenance for hardware configuration and maintenance.

SaaS type application services are widely used among businesses because of the cost-saving advantages they offer. Users do not need to install a server or other system, they pay only for the functions they need, and access the application from the Internet. Service vendors however, are required to deal with building servers and networks, implementing appropriate security measures and other services in addition to the provision of these functions. These same issues also apply to the provision of cloud services in an online server environment.

iSLE is launching the SaaS/Cloud Incubation Program as a solution for application and software vendors without server operation capabilities who are looking to develop a SaaS or cloud delivery model.

SaaS/Cloud Incubation Program

SaaS/Cloud Incubation Program offers support to vendors on four levels.

1. Consultation We listen to the vendors’ needs and propose the optimal server for the application specifications.
2. Server Construction We build the ideal server environment according to the proposal selected by the vendor
3. Operation and Management We establish operating rules best suited the server architecture and application specifications, and provide operation and maintenance in accordance with those rules.
4. Busines Support Joint sales opportunities, introduction of the vendor’s eservice on the iSLE website, joint seminars and other marketing opportunities.
Hosting Service Fees

Under the SaaS/Cloud Incubation Program, iSLE provides free of charge construction, operation and maintenance of up to five servers to all providers of SaaS or cloud services in the first year only. In subsequent years, the vendor can select from two plans based on their application specs and usage of the service in the first year.

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Where more than five servers are required they will be provided at a special price.
Plan Details
  1. Platform Provision
    We will provide you with a quote for monthly server operation fees in accordance with the application, system architecture, and other considerations.
  2. Revenue Sharing Model
    iSLSE and the vendor share monthly revenue from the provision of SaaS or cloud services. Server operating costs are subtracted from iSLE’s share of revenue.
GMO Hosting & Security

One of Japan's leading hosting providers, GMO Hosting & Security has been providing a diverse range of hosting services through the two brands iSLE and RapidSite since it was first established in 1997. While hosting services are the core of our business we also provide a range of Internet solution products such as electronic authentication certificates and hosting service OEM to ISP and web hosting companies. In November 2006 we received the ISMS (Information Security Management System) International Standard ISO/IEC27001:2005 and JIS Q 27001:2006 Certification.

Media Inquiries

GMO Hosting & Security
E-mail: pr@gmo-hs.com

GMO Internet
E-mail: pr@gmo.jp

About GMO Internet Group

GMO Internet Group, headquartered in Japan, is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services worldwide. The group holds top domestic market share in domain registration, web hosting, and payment processing and provides a host of other Internet services including global online security services, e-commerce solutions, and Internet advertising to both businesses and individuals. At the centre of the group is GMO Internet, Inc. a company listed on the prestigious first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE: 9449).

GMO Hosting & Security, Inc.
Company Name GMO Hosting & Security Inc. http://gmo-hs.com/eng/
(TSE Mothers Market: 3788)
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Mitsuru Aoyama
Business Description - Web hosting
- Internet security
Capital 907 million yen (12/2008)

GMO Internet Inc.
Company Name GMO Internet Inc. http://www.gmo.jp/en
(TSE First Section Code: 9449)
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Masatoshi Kumagai
Business Description - Web Infrastructure & E-commerce
- Internet Media
Capital 1.27 billion yen
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