European HPC Cloud Company Rapid.Space to Launch Japan Cloud Zone

Rapid.Space, a high-performance and hyper open cloud provider created by Nexedi and Amarisoft to build an international cloud infrastructure focusing on openness, transparency, and reversibility, has established its first Point-of-Presence in Japan now, in collaboration with Nexedi KK.

Rapid.Space now has over 200 Points-of-Presence across the world, including China. The European firm aims to deliver to one of the world’s most technologically sophisticated economies some of the benefits of its hyper open architecture (open-source software, open hardware, and transparent, open services).

Rapid.Space will provide its flagship virtual machines ‘VPS’ and ‘VPSBrute’ packages through its new Japan zone, as well as web acceleration via its global CDN and SDN (software-defined networking). Rapid.Space is aimed at Japanese clients that either have high computational requirements or are seeking for a dependable and secure means to distribute material globally.

Local providers can join and help develop the Rapid.Space global cloud in the same way they do in other markets by purchasing Rapid.Space hardware or making suitable computers accessible in the network, following the processes specified in the Rapid.Space manual.

Global CDN and SDN

Photo Jean-Paul Smets, CEO of Rapid.Space
“Here, we hope to carve out our niche with our Rapid.Space high-performance, hyper open virtual machines and access to our global CDN and SDN while also adding more points of presence throughout Japan,” said Jean-Paul Smets, CEO of Rapid.Space.

AsiaRapid.Space is expanding its global mesh with its new Japan zone, adding more Points of Presence and routes to its network, which optimizes data transmission in real time depending on latency and throughput. Rapid.Space intends to someday develop a worldwide network and cloud infrastructure that can match that of existing providers by merging smaller ‘clouds’ on an independent and open architecture, akin to contributing to open-source software.

“We are very proud to be growing our global infrastructure with the presence of Rapid.Space cloud in Japan. It is a country with one of the most innovative and technologically advanced economies – but also one with significantly higher cloud infrastructure costs,” said Jean-Paul Smets, CEO of Rapid.Space. “Here, we hope to carve out our niche with our Rapid.Space high-performance, hyper open virtual machines and access to our global CDN and SDN while also adding more points of presence throughout Japan.”

As co-founder of the SimpleRAN initiative and member of the Open Compute Project, Euclidia, Gaia-X and EANGTI, Rapid.Space strives to be at the forefront of next-generation cloud computing infrastructure development, making a case for its hyper open architecture built from open source software, open hardware, and open services.

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