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IaaS Provider GMO Cloud Launches Managed Services Suite

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 28 — GMO Internet Group subsidiary, GMO Cloud America Inc. today starts offering Managed Service options for highly acclaimed public cloud service, GMO Cloud Public.

GMO Cloud Public’s low cost Managed Services are available as individual options allowing customers to select only the functions they need and avoid spending on unnecessary services. Managed service options include security management, monitoring, data restoration and setup.

“We actively listen to our customers and constantly review our offerings to ensure that we always provide optimized service, and customers have clearly told us they want managed options for security and monitoring,” says GMO Cloud CTO Minoru Karasawa, “When you sign up for our managed services, you get access to a team of cloud experts to help you plan, deploy and run your website or application. Thousands of customers have trusted us with their cloud infrastructure so that they can focus more time on their business.”

GMO Cloud Managed Services will include the following options.

Security Service Options
Firewall policy configuration, iptables/TCPWrapper base access control, DenyHosts configuration, SSL certificate installation, website compromise detection and reporting, and security updates.
Fee: $100 per month

Monitoring & Restoration Service Options
Live monitoring of virtual servers (ping), port monitoring (rebooted in case of failure), FTP, SSH, SMTP, DNS, HTTP, POP, HTTPS, MySQL, PostgreSQL, server reboot, and availability reporting.
Fee: $100 per month

Setup Service Options
Setup services* (data migration, consultation and virtual server initialization, and server architecture built to customer requirements), security pack, auto scale-up, auto scale-out, load balancer setup, modification of server configuration, log file deletion, mail queue deletion, free security assessment, firewall policy (consultation and configuration), access restriction settings for Iptables/TCPWrapper, SSL Installation (PLESK/HDE), SSL Installation (without management tool), SSL Relocation, security update support, WordPress installation, MovableType installation, and Perl/PHP module installation.
Fees: one-time fees ranging from $0 to $450 depending on needs - please inquire for quotation.
*Setup services are only available for CentOS templates (excluding Beta versions) in the Japan (Tokyo) location.

For more information on GMO Cloud Public Managed Services, please visit:

Please inquire to to discuss your specific requirements and receive a price quotation.

About GMO Cloud Public
GMO Cloud Public is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model public cloud solution that allows users to create virtual machines, and flexibly scale resources so that they pay only for the CPU cores, memory and storage space they use. GMO Cloud Public has been selected by serious business users since its launch due to its high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. In addition to zero setup cost and free data transfer, GMO Cloud Public offers highly efficient control over resource usage, resulting in greatly reduced ongoing running costs. It is one of the leading public cloud IaaS in Japan and has a growing presence in the US and Malaysia. For more information please visit:

About GMO Cloud America Inc.
GMO Cloud America Inc. is a full-service hosting and cloud computing solution provider and a subsidiary of GMO Cloud K.K., the number-one web hosting company in Japan. The company offers global data-centers, premium on-demand infrastructure, solid strategic partnerships and a competitive performance-based pricing model. GlobalSign, SSL global leader and GMO Internet Group company, secures the company’s high-performance network. For more information please visit:

GMO Cloud K.K. is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,000 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. (TSE Mothers: 3788) For more information please visit:

About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is a comprehensive provider of industry-leading Internet solutions including domain name registration, cloud-based and traditional hosting, ecommerce, security, and payment processing services that each hold the top share of their respective markets in Japan. Other key business areas for the Group include online securities/FX trading, Internet advertising, search engine marketing and online research. In 2011 a new Social Media & Smartphone Platform segment was established bringing together group initiatives in social apps development, daily deals and Android app distribution. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information please visit:


Source: GMO Internet Group


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