DataHotel taps IBM SoftLayer as cloud infrastructure provider

IBM on Friday said DataHotel, a Japan-based managed hosting service provider for mobile and smartphone application developers, has selected SoftLayer as its cloud infrastructure provider of choice, in order to expand overseas delivery of DATAHOTEL for App.

DATAHOTEL for App manages the IT infrastructure for gaming and smartphone application developers.

As smartphone use increases, DataHotel provides a global IT infrastructure that can support application development and delivery for overseas customers, without subjecting them to performance and latency issues.

IBM’s SoftLayer as the company’s cloud provider will enable DataHotel to leverage services from 40 data centers in 15 countries and five continents globally by the end of 2015 – including the United States and Singapore, where it is currently expanding.

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“Our customers are not purely game and content companies, but [rather], they come from a range of industries. In order to better assist them, whether it be regarding for global expansion or disaster recovery, we were looking for the best possible cloud service,” said Kensaku Shimada, chief executive officer, DataHotel.

SoftLayer’s bare metal servers allow DataHotel to support its customers’ complex frameworks in a way that virtual machines could not. Further, the dedicated network and low latency that SoftLayer’s cloud provides allows DataHotel to maintain the security and performance that it needs to drive global expansion.

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