RightScale Expands Operations in Asia-Pacific with New Japanese Subsidiary
Cloud Computing Management Leader Provides Immediate Support for New Amazon Web Services Cloud in Japan
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. and TOKYO March 07, 2011 RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today announced the establishment of RightScale Japan, Inc., a wholly-owned Japanese subsidiary based in Tokyo. RightScale also announced that it is providing immediate support for the new Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure region in Japan, announced early last week, and the appointment of Yosuke Shindo as Sales and Business Development Director for Japan.
RightScale's Japanese operation provides comprehensive local sales, support and services for enterprises, independent software vendors and cloud service providers wishing to leverage the automated RightScale platform to manage applications on public or private clouds while maintaining complete agility, portability and control. RightScale has launched more than 2 million servers, manages the world's largest production cloud deployments and brings to Japan proven experience in dealing with the most demanding customers. The key reason behind this growth is RightScale's multi-cloud technology, supporting leading public clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Rackspace Hosting, Microsoft Azure, as well as cloud platforms and hypervisors such as Cloud.com, Eucalyptus, OpenStack, VMware, XenServer, and KVM.
"Japan is a fast-growing market for cloud computing, and demand for RightScale has been high in the region, especially for local presence and support," said Michael Crandell, RightScale CEO. "Through our new subsidiary, our existing and future Japanese customers have full support to take advantage of RightScale's platform to easily deploy, automatically manage and scale their cloud applications across multiple public and private clouds with enhanced control and optimal performance."
The new RightScale Japan subsidiary already supports RightScale's growing customer base in Japan, which includes companies such as NTT DOCOMO, Japan's premier provider of leading-edge mobile voice, data and multimedia services.
"We chose RightScale for their deep expertise in cloud strategy and implementation," said Mr. Yusuke Fukazawa, Research engineer at NTT DOCOMO, Inc. "RightScale is a pioneer in cloud computing, and their management platform is accelerating the adoption of cloud computing worldwide."
RightScale has also partnered with a number of leading Japanese systems integrators, including Hitachi Solutions, and Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation, along with cloud computing consulting company, Kumoya, Inc.
RightScale is the leader in cloud computing management. Founded in 2006, the company offers a fully automated cloud management platform that enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business critical applications across multiple clouds with complete control and portability. The RightScale Cloud Management Platform is delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS) and is available in a range of editions. To date, thousands of deployments and more than two million servers have been launched on the RightScale platform for leading organizations such as PBS, Harvard University, Zynga and Sling Media. To learn more about RightScale, please go to www.rightscale.com.
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