Japanese Cloud Hosting Provider, Sakura Internet, Deploys Amplidata’s Software-defined Storage

Osaka, Japan-based data center operator and cloud hosting provider, Sakura Internet, has deployed an initial 1.3 petabyte object store using AmpliStor storage software based on a reference architecture from Intel, Amplidata, and Quanta QCT.

cloud-hosting-storage-amplidataAs the adoption of cloud computing soars in Japan, Osaka-based Internet service provider Sakura Internet is delivering a growing range of cloud hosting services aimed primarily at small-to-medium size businesses (SMBs) and software developers. Sakura’s customers increasingly require cloud storage services that support archiving, and content delivery for large amounts of unstructured data.

Sakura Internet found that storage based on AmpliStor software offered much greater storage efficiency and cost savings compared to traditional data-protection schemes such as RAID and triple replication.

AmpliStor is optimized for the newest Intel Xeon processors that power the Quanta STRATOS ultra-dense storage server, and high performance computing server to deliver an extremely efficient storage infrastructure.

Private and public cloud hosting

Sakura Internet has built a highly efficient cloud hosting data center, the first of its kind in Japan and one of the most energy efficient in the world,” said Katsuyuki Ikeda, Sakura Internet’s Director of New Business Development. “The object store based on AmpliStor software offers high levels of efficiency and performance while enabling Sakura to quickly expand capacity while adding critical disaster recovery protection across multiple data center locations.”

“AmpliStor was designed from the ground up for cloud-scale storage implementations like Sakura Internet,” said Wim De Wispelaere, chief technology officer, Amplidata. AmpliStor’s BitSpread erasure coding builds more intelligence into the storage system, taking advantage of the performance and rich instructions provided by Intel processors to achieve benefits of reduced capacity, extreme throughput and scalability.”

Founded in 2008, Amplidata offers the AmpliStor object-based software defined storage system for enterprise, private cloud, and hyperscale public cloud hosting implementations. Named a “Cool Storage Company” in 2012, Amplidata is privately funded by Intel Capital, Quantum, Swisscom Ventures, Endeavour Vision, and Hummingbird Ventures. European headquarters are in Lochristi, Belgium, with US headquarters in Milpitas, CA. The company offers sales and support services worldwide.