IDC Frontier Inc. is Yahoo! JAPAN's strategical subsidiary taking the role of the group's cloud computing and data center businesses. Its coverage includes cloud, data center, hosting and IP network services, with consultation and system configuration and operation. IDC Frontier provides information technology platform which supports growth and vitalization of Japanese businesses.
IDC Frontier runs 10 highly-reliable distributed data centers, the results of its years of experience in Japan. It also develops and provides high-value added services which are represented by SaaS/PaaS/IaaS, encouraging business users to use and take advantage of cloud computing as well as open platforms.
Based on its concepts of "Global Standard Cloud," "Extensive Variety," and "Reliable Japanese Quality," IDCF Cloud offers IaaS public cloud services which enable you to configure and manage IT resources. As a pioneer of its kind in the domestic Japanese market, IDCF Cloud has started to offer its services in June 2009 based on IDC Frontier's data centers in Japan using the best practices of server and infrastructure operations IDC Frontier has cultivated in years of experience as a data center operator. IDCF Cloud offers high-quality services with SLA of 99.999%.
In September 2011, IDCF Cloud added a new service, with its renewed commitment to Cloud, which allows users to configure and manage IT resources on demand through the Internet. The service employs CloudStack for its cloud platform, which made IDCF Cloud the first Japanese commercial user of CloudStack the platform widely used internationally by major carriers and various business users.
In Spring 2013, we have started IDCF Cloud Distributed Storage, a service highly-robust and highly-available, which enables your data to be replicated within a data center AND distributed automatically among 2 of our data centers each located in West or East Japan.
IDC Frontier offers high quality data center solutions which include network security and operational monitoring to many customers regardless of their industries, such as application services/SaaS, Internet financing/securities, e-commercies, social games, and web portals. These are delivered characteristically as high quality managed services based on the company's ISO 27001-certified and ITIL-based operational framework.
IDC Frontier's large scale data centers are located in East and West Japan while having Tokyo Area as their core. This architecture allows us to distribute our customers' IT infrastructure in a balanced way to Tokyo, Fukushima, Osaka, and Kitakyushu data centers. These facilities are interconnected by IDC Frontier's high performance network with huge bandwidth. It ensures to keep your internet envrionment fast and stable by DDoS attack countermeasures on the upper layer and supporting sophisticated network operation technology underneath.
By choosing IDC Frontier, you will be able to take advantage of decentralized power sources achieved by the diverse locations, robust and highly reliable faclities, solid security, and 24/7 monitoring services with service life cycle support from relocation, configuration, to fully managed services.