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IIJ Group and Citrix Form Partnership for Cloud Services

Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:01am EDT
TOKYO, Oct. 26, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) (Nasdaq:IIJI) (TSE1:3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, and IIJ Technology Inc. (IIJ-Tech) announced that they will be partnering with Citrix Systems Inc. (Citrix) in order to provide cloud services. IIJ-Tech has concluded a partnership contract through the new Citrix Service Provider (CSP) Program, which was created to offer Citrix software products to IIJ's customers, such as service providers, and a Designated Distributor contract. IIJ will offer the IIJ GIO Virtual Desktop Service starting in February 2010, delivering Citrix's virtual solutions on IIJ's cloud service platform, IIJ GIO. This partnership has the following objectives. 1. To provide corporate users with the IIJ GIO Virtual Desktop Service as DaaS IIJ GIO is a cloud service that runs on the cloud platform built at IIJ data centers that are connected directly to IIJ's broadband backbone network. IIJ GIO enables customers to select freely from a menu of services, such as dedicated or virtual servers, to fit their usage level and to construct the most efficient cloud environment. Combining this with a selection of Citrix virtual solutions, such as Citrix(R) XenApp(TM) and XenDesktop(TM), we will deliver the IIJ GIO Virtual Desktop Service as DaaS (Desktop as a Service), which enables customers to provide virtual desktop environment and virtual applications and to easily outsource all aspects of their desktop virtual environment, from construction to operation. 2. To provide PaaS on IIJ GIO using Xen software licenses as the CSP Program Partner Under the CSP Program, IIJ-Tech will use the Xen software licenses to provide services using a monthly billing system. Using this program, the IIJ Group will offer systems integrators and value added resellers (VAR) the IIJ GIO platform and Xen software licenses as PaaS. 3. To provide service providers with Xen software licenses as a Designated Distributor under the CSP Program Designated distributors under the CSP program can offer Xen software licenses to service providers using a monthly billing system. As a CSP Program Designated Distributor, IIJ-Tech will offer Xen software licenses to service providers. The IIJ Group will regularly expand the line up of IIJ GIO services and provide our customers with the highest quality cloud services to support their business infrastructure. Citrix(R) XenApp(TM) and XenDesktop(TM) are the registered trademarks and service marks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and its subsidiaries. About IIJ Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) (Nasdaq:IIJI) (TSE1:3774) is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group of companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. The company's services include high-quality systems integration and security services, Internet access, hosting/housing, and content design. Moreover, the company has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan, and between Japan and the United States. 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 Web site at http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/. The Internet Initiative Japan Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4613 About IIJ Technology Inc. IIJ Technology Inc. (IIJ-Tech) was established in November 1996 to spread out IIJ's superior network technology and forward vision to provide the system building and operation services to fill customers' expectations. IIJ-Tech builds Internet business systems and corporate information systems, as well as builds and operates many systems for government and financial institutions and systems for e-commerce, financial transactions, ISP/ICP, extranets, intranets, and ASPs. More information about IIJ-Tech is available at http://www.iij-tech.co.jp/. 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. -0- CONTACT: Internet Initiative Japan Inc. IIJ Corporate Communications +81-3-5259-6310 press@iij.ad.jp http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/ 

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