IIJ Europe Chooses Asigra Cloud Backup Solution

GLASGOW, UK – July 15, 2015 – / — Cloud company iomart (LON: IOM), has announced that IIJ Europe Limited (IIJ Europe), has selected its backup specialist Backup Technology to deliver enterprise cloud solutions in EMEA.

The partnership, which gets underway immediately, is a fundamental driver for IIJ Europe, whose  parent company is Internet Initiative JapanInc. (NASDAQ: IIJI TSE1:3774) , as they look to establish a dominant place in the European and African markets for the provision of enterprise cloud services.

Backup Technology (BTL) will provide strategic licensing, sales and technical support for its public and private Asigra-based cloud solutions which IIJ Europe will incorporate into its cloud solutions’ offering to larger organisations.

Matthew Parker, Managing Director of BTL, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by IIJ Europe to play a significant role in its partner network. This is an exciting opportunity to use our significant expertise in the strategic design and delivery of public and private cloud backup plus disaster recovery solutions to benefit larger organisations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.”

Manabu Yamamoto, Managing Director of IIJ Europe, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with BTL. Adding their proven and robust Asigra-based solution to our competitively priced cloud IIJ GIO, provides significant added value to our offering. Furthermore this partnership will help us fully satisfy our customers’ service level requirements for mission critical systems. These added attributes makes IIJ GIO even more compelling to customers by catering for their complex needs. ”

IIJ Europe is a fully owned subsidiary of Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ), one of the leading cloud providers in Japan. IIJ Europe has huge ambitions to replicate IIJ’s success by providing IIJ GIO- their world-class, enterprise-ready cloud service – to the European market.  IIJ GIO is a comprehensive, modular offer, based on a tried-and-tested platform, without the lock-in of a traditional private cloud or the risk and instability of a public cloud environment. IIJ Europe will offer their cloud service featuring BTL via strong partnerships in the channel.

BTL specialises in Asigra Cloud Backup, an industry-leading software platform for online data backup. BTL protects over 15 PB of data on behalf of its customers and  has a successful track record in delivering projects for leading businesses, for instance, helping Pernod Ricard to centralise its previously fragmented approach to protecting data throughout EMEA.

BTL is part of PSN Pan Government Accredited cloud company iomart which provides a range of public, private and hybrid cloud solutions from its ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 accredited network of UK data centres.

About iomart
Award winning cloud company iomart Group PLC (AIM: IOM) enables businesses and organisations to operate their online data and IT environments safely and securely. Headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, iomart partners with leading vendors such as VMware, Amazon, EMC, Microsoft, Asigra, Arbor and Dell to offer customers a centrally managed, controlled and completely agnostic set of hybrid, private and public cloud platforms. By owning a global network and datacentre infrastructure, iomart can support any customer who wishes to move seamlessly between any and all of these platforms with a consultative level of knowledge and expertise, delivering cloud services to meet exact business needs. For more information visit

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