Enterprise Cloud Provider IIJ Europe Taps iomart for Backup Technology Services
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Enterprise Cloud Provider IIJ Europe Taps iomart for Backup Technology Services

Japanese service provider going after enterprise cloud markets in Europe and Africa

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This article originally appeared at The WHIR

The European arm of Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) is making a bid for dominance in enterprise cloud services in Europe and Africa, and to do so it is partnering with iomart to provide services from its Backup Technology division, according to a Wednesday announcement. Cloud backup and disaster recovery from Backup Technology will be incorporated into IIJ Europe’s solutions for larger organizations in the EMEA region.

Backup Technology begins providing IIJ with strategic licensing, sales, and support for its private and public, Asigra-based cloud solutions immediately. IIJ Europe was launched by IIJ in 2013 from London head offices, and has been ramping up its pitch to enterprises under principles for cloud success of connectivity, availability, and partnership, according to its blog.

IIJ and IIJ Europe’s flagship product is IIJ GIO, which it says is a comprehensive, modular offering, based on an established platform, without traditional private cloud lock-in or public cloud instability. IIJ GIO featuring Backup Technology will be offered in EMEA through channel partners.

“Adding (Backup Technology’s) proven and robust Asigra-based solution to our competitively priced cloud IIJ GIO, provides significant added value to our offering,” said Manabu Yamamoto, Managing Director of IIJ Europe. “Furthermore this partnership will help us fully satisfy our customers’ service level requirements for mission critical systems. These added attributes makes IIJ GIO even more compelling to customers by catering for their complex needs.”

IIJ has gone from domestic success to expanding geographically, such as to Indonesia in a partnership with Biznet Networks in November.

Backup Technology was acquired by iomart in the fall of 2013 for $37 million. Iomart acquired cloud consultancy SystemsUp to boost the public cloud side of its business in June.

This first ran at http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/enterprise-cloud-provider-iij-europe-taps-iomart-for-backup-technology-services

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