Core Technology Company of SoftBank Group offers Big Data solutions with Cloudian® S3 Cloud Storage Platform

TOKYO, July 26, 2012 Gemini Mobile Technologies (Gemini) announced today that SoftBank Technology Corporation (SoftBank Technology) has become a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Cloudian®, a packaged software product which enables the building of cloud storage systems that are fully compliant with Amazon S3 (Single Storage Service) REST (Representational State Transfer) API. SoftBank Technology will target content providers, data centers, and on-premise private and hybrid cloud environments for large scale deployments of Cloudian.

Mr. Shinichi Ata, Chairman and CEO of SoftBank Technology, said, “Our Partnership with Gemini will enable us to provide cloud storage solutions by packaging Cloudian, which is fully compatible with Amazon S3 API, and Supermicro, which is a power-saving, high-density server for data centers. I am excited that this package can help resolve issues for customers who need efficient storage of Big Data while ensuring high reliability.”

Cloudian is commercially proven in large scale cloud storage services around the world, including Nifty’s “Nifty Cloud Storage” service in Japan. Cloudian can be also used by enterprises as private clouds or hybrid clouds. Cloudian is fully compatible with the S3 API, a de facto standard for cloud storage, allowing users of Cloudian to leverage all of the applications and tools in the S3 ecosystem.

About SoftBank Technology

SoftBank Technology Corporation is a core technology company of SoftBank Group companies and aims to deliver advanced communication platforms based on innovative digital information technologies. SoftBank Technology provides a wide range of solutions, products and services, including online business solutions and services and “Cloud Enabling®”.

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Supermicro servers:


1. Fully compliant with S3 API* There are hundreds of web services, applications, tools, and others that use S3 REST API, such as Dropbox, Netflix, Citrix Sharefile, and Riverbed Whitewater. They form a growing S3 ecosystem that is the de facto standard for cloud storage. Cloudian users can use existing S3 API-based applications and tools as-is without modification.

2. Highly scalable, flexible, reliable and available The Cloudian platform offers a fully distributed, peer-to-peer architecture, with no single point of failure. Cloudian also provides a comprehensive user interface for both end user applications as well as administrative functions, including billing, monitoring and provisioning. Cloudian easily scales from one node up to thousands of nodes across multiple data centers, supporting tens of petabytes of data. System operators can leverage heterogeneous commodity PC servers for cost-effective horizontal scalability. New node detection and data re-balancing is performed without service interruption.

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Interested companies can download an evaluation version of Cloudian free of charge . To request an evaluation.

*S3 API is an API (Application Programming Interface) that is publicly available from Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), a cloud storage service provided by AWS (Amazon Web Service).

About Gemini

Founded in 2001, Gemini has been a worldwide leader in developing and deploying “Big Data” solutions for service providers around the globe. Today Gemini has transformed itself into a cloud pioneer and is uniquely positioned to provide service providers and enterprises with solutions for their cloud storage needs. Utilizing Cloudian’s unique HyperStore™ storage layer for maximum flexibility, service providers can now offer reliable and scalable cloud storage solutions utilizing low cost commodity hardware, while taking advantage of the broad number of applications in the S3 ecosystem. Gemini customers include Alcatel-Lucent, Vodafone, Nextel, Docomo, NTT, SoftBank, Telecom Italia, Nifty, and Clara Online, among others. The company is headquartered in Foster City, California, and has offices in Japan and China. For more information, visit or email [email protected]. Cloudian and HyperStore are trademarks of Gemini Mobile Technologies. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact:

Sinya Motohashi
Corporate Planning Office, Gemini Mobile Technologies
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +81-3-6418-6466

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