TOKYO-October 22, 2014-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan’s leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, and its 100% owned subsidiary IIJ Europe Limited (IIJ Europe) today announced that it will add “Virtualization Platform VW Series” to their IIJ GIO EU Service lineups from October 22, 2014.

IIJ GIO EU Service takes full advantage of the cloud service administration expertise which IIJ has accumulated by providing the IIJ GIO Service to customers throughout Japan. IIJ will offer server environments to European customers at the same high level of quality as those in Japan. The newly offered Virtualization Platform VW Series allows users to freely design and build operating systems and applications on VMWare virtualization platforms. Customers will be able to quickly and flexibly build private cloud environments that incorporate their existing systems.

IIJ has strengthened their partner system in Europe as below and has expanded this service.

  • TELEHOUSE International Corporation of Europe Ltd. (Headquartered in London HQ) (“TELEHOUSE”)
    TELEHOUSE added the IIJ GIO EU Service to its cloud service portfolio, TELECLOUD. IIJ Europe will now continue to approach European entities via TELEHOUSE.
  • Vigience Co., Ltd. (a Japanese company with its European Headquarters in Zurich) (“Vigience”)
    Vigience has adopted the IIJ GIO service as part of its OvercastTM product offering which enables on-premise ERP systems to integrate with cloud based systems.
  • Toyo Business Engineering Corporation (Headquartered in Tokyo) (“B-EN-G”)
    The company has been offering “A.S.I.A.”, an ERP service of B-EN-G since December 2013 to overseas users on IIJ GIO platform located in Japan. With the release of IIJ GIO EU Service, B-EN-G intends to rollout the package throughout Europe maximizing the location of its service.

Furthermore, IIJ has started IIJ Data Center Service which means colocation services for customers’ own IT equipment, and Internet Access Service in the UK.

The IIJ Group will continue to develop Internet access environments and cloud services that offer high quality communication throughout Europe, and to support building and administering customers’ IT platforms.

Service specification highlights

  • Base server V series, X series

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  • Virtualization Platform VW series (VMware vSphere ESXi Server)

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About IIJ Europe

IIJ Europe, based in London and Dusseldorf was formerly Exlayer established in 2001 and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of IIJ. IIJ Europe utilises and embraces the latest internet technologies to design, deliver and manage highly qualified and experienced IT solutions. The company also offers IIJ GIO EU Service, its flagship cloud computing service to European enterprises. For more information about the company, visit the IIJ Europe website at

About IIJ

Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, Tokyo Stock Exchange TSE1: 3774) is one of Japan’s leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. IIJ’s services include high-quality systems integration, cloud computing/data center services, security services, and Internet access. Moreover, IIJ has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan that is connected the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. IIJ was listed on NASDAQ in 1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006. For more information about IIJ, visit the IIJ website at

The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about our future plans that involve risk and uncertainty. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents furnished by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Forms 20-F and 6-K, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.

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IIJ Europe Limited