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October 18, 2011

KDDI America Picks Parallels Automation to Power its New Cloud Service

KDDI (News - Alert) America, the U.S. division of KDDI Corporation, a Global Fortune 500 company and worldwide leader in international telecommunications services, recently selected Parallels Automation to power its new cloud service, KA-Kloud.

KA-Kloud is a comprehensive, secure Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution that lets businesses transition smoothly and easily to a Cloud environment. Officials said that KDDI America, by deploying Parallels Automation with Parallels Vitruozzo Containers for Windows and Linux, will be able to quickly launch KA-Kloud.

In a release, Nobutsugu Ogata, Director of New Service Development, KDDI America, said, “KA-Kloud has sparked a lot of interest from customers who want to decrease their costs and increase scalability of their IT resources. We selected Parallels Automation to underpin this service because of its ability to help us deliver customer value on both of these fronts.”

“The platform’s ability to scale up to the largest cloud deployments and the breadth of the services it can provision and manage made Parallels Automation the clear choice to power KA-Kloud.”

With the help of Parallels Automation, KDDI America will be able to provide end-to-end service automation and will allow customers to control the system through self-service.

KDDI America will also be able to operate the service profitably and provide competitive pricing to customers.

Additionally, Parallels Automation also makes it easy for KDDI America to quickly respond to customer requests for capacity and time increases, and its billing features lets the company offer flexible pricing.

“Parallels Automation offers the fastest time to market of any solution available today, enabling communication service providers to avoid time-consuming custom development and add profitable new cloud services to their portfolios in a matter of weeks,” added John Zanni, Vice President, Service Provider Alliances and Marketing, Parallels.

“The shift to the Cloud represents a significant growth opportunity for communication service providers. KDDI America recognizes this opportunity, and we are happy to partner with KDDI America to help them in getting to market quickly with a portfolio of cloud services that meet their customers’ IT needs, starting with an IaaS offering.”

In related news, KDDI America announced its reseller agreement with Plex Systems, a leader in Software-as-a-Service ERP, aimed at manufacturers.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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