GMO Managed Hosting Launches New Shared Load Balancing Service

Tokyo – October 24, 2008 – GMO Hosting & Security consolidated subsidiary and managed services provider, GMO Managed Hosting has launched LB-s Service, a low-cost load balancing (*1) service for customers using housing (*2) services.
(*1)A load balancer is a device that distributes access requests from external networks among multiple servers. :
(*2) Housing: The customer provides their own server and the service provider houses the server and provides the backbone line. Because the customer uses their own server flexibility is high.

Web sites have become increasingly significant as communication platforms for companies. At the same time business on the Internet has become an everyday occurrence resulting in increased web site traffic. In order to maintain stable operation while supporting increased access, a website must be operated on a high availability server system able to handle increased loads. This can be achieved with a load balancer, however many companies are hesitant to introduce one due to the costs associated with purchasing the device and operating the system.
In response to this concern GMO Managed Hosting has launched the LB-s Service allowing customers to use between two and four servers and a load balancer. LB-s Service monthly fees start at just 33,600 yen (inc. tax) for vastly improved load performance, fault tolerance and stable operation.

Combining LB-s Service with a shared 100M connection makes it possible to combine a load distribution function wtith a redundant structure at a low cost comparable to that used by major web sitest.

LB-s Service Outline

Plan Name No. of Servers Set Up Fees
(inc. tax)
Monthly Fees
(inc. tax)
LB-s2 2 50,400 YEN 33,600 YEN
LB-s3 3 63,000 YEN 48,300 YEN
LB-s4 4 75,600 YEN 63,000 YEN

*Maximum number of sessions per server is 2,000
*An addition set up fee is required for additional servers (15,750 yen inc. tax)
*A separate housing contract with GMO Managed Service is required.

Through its highly secure and fully appointed data center, GMO Managed Hosting strives to provide added value, high quality, fast and committed support. We aim to provide a managed hosting service with broad appeal.

GMO Managed Hosting, Inc.
GMO Managed Hosting was established as a subsidiary of hosting industry leader, GMO Hosting & Security on October 1, 2008. The managed services company is an amalgamation of the dedicated hosting services of Mighty Server and the managed housing services of Inc. As a group of Internet systems professionals we offer server hosting and housing services that provide a highly secure, stable environment for customers to operate their Internet systems.

Related Links (all links are to Japanese language sites unless otherwise indicated)
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Media Inquiries
GMO Hosting & Security INC. Corporate Planning Department
GMO Internet Inc. Group PR Team

The GMO Internet Group
The GMO Internet Group is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services in Japan. We hold top domestic market shares in domain registration, web hosting and payment processing and we provide a host of other services including e-commerce solutions and Internet advertising to individual and corporate customers. Striving to redefine the industry and foster a vibrant Internet culture, the GMO Internet Group is continuously working to inspire enthusiasm in our customers and put smiles on their faces.

GMO Managed Hosting Inc.

Company Name GMO Managed Hosting, Inc.<>
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Yuichi Murano
Business Description – Web hosting
Capital 183,000,000 YEN

GMO Hosting & Security INC.

Company Name GMO Hosting & Security INC.<>
(TSE Mothers Market Code: 3788)
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Mitsuru Aoyama
Business Description – Web hosting service
– Internet security
Capital 906,050,000 YEN (12/2007)

GMO Internet Inc.

Company Name GMO Internet Inc.<>
(TSE First Section Code: 9449)
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Masatoshi Kumagai
Business Description – Internet Use Support (Infrastructure)
– Internet Advertising Support (Media)
Capital 1,276,830,000 YEN
* All information contained in this document was accurate at the time of release. Please be aware that information is subject to change with the passage of time and occurrence of events.
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