SOFTBANK TELECOM and VCE Team on Japan Cloud Strategy
TOKYO, Japan AND RICHARDSON, Texas August 28, 2012 – SOFTBANK TELECOM and VCE today announced a strategic alliance designed to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing by companies of all sizes in Japan. SOFTBANK TELECOM will work with VCE as a service provider and reseller of VCE™ Vblock™ Systems.
SOFTBANK TELECOM is standardizing its Cloud Services on Vblock Systems, which bring together leading technologies from VMware, Cisco and EMC into an intelligent converged infrastructure system with seamless support. In addition to infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), SOFTBANK TELECOM and its extensive network of partners will market and deploy Vblock Systems as part of a portfolio of on-site private and hybrid cloud offerings for enterprise customers.
SOFTBANK TELECOM has deployed a Vblock System in its data centers at home and abroad. VCE will collaborate with SOFTBANK TELECOM and provide expertise as solutions are configured and deployed for Japanese customers in and outside of Japan. The new SOFTBANK TELECOM offerings based on Vblock Systems were previewed to thousands of attendees at “SOFTBANK World 2012”earlier this summer.
Ken Miyauchi, Representative Director & COO, SOFTBANK TELECOM
“This relationship with VCE extends our VMware expertise and will help more companies lower costs and improve efficiencies through virtualization and cloud computing. Vblock Systems provide us with a globally standardized platform that we can offer either as a service or as a private or hybrid cloud solution with the ability to easily replicate services as well as performance and cost benefits.”
Praveen Akkiraju, CEO, VCE
“VCE Vblock Systems, the world’s most advanced converged infrastructure, are a foundation for innovation. Working together, SOFTBANK TELECOM and VCE will help companies throughout Japan take advantage of the cost and business agility benefits of highly virtualized data centers and accelerate their adoption of cloud computing through intelligent converged infrastructure using best-in-class technologies.”
Since its foundation in 1984, SOFTBANK TELECOM delivers voice and data transmission services for businesses and provides comprehensive mobile Internet environment, and has earned a proven and trusted presence in the ICT market, with a synergy effect brought by the four SOFTBANK group telecom companies. Addressing to solve a variety of business challenges, we deliver the outside-of-box ICT services with our cloud computing service, White Cloud, helping for corporate users to optimize their IT investments and assets.
For more information, please refer to www.softbanktelecom.co.jp/en/
VCE, formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for our customers. VCE, through the Vblock System, delivers the industry's first completely integrated IT offering with end-to-end vendor accountability. VCE's prepackaged solutions are available through an extensive partner network, and cover horizontal applications, vertical industry offerings, and application development environments, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating and managing IT infrastructure. For more information, go to www.vce.com.