GREE, Inc.

GREE, Inc. Taps Colt (formerly KVH) for International Network and System Infrastructure

The context and content of this document are about KVH Co., Ltd. prior to joining Colt Group S.A.

By adopting Coltʼs designs, we were able to solve challenges on the global expansion front. Coltʼs one-stop solution aided us immensely in establishing overseas offices and optimising areas like in-house infrastructure and operational management. With their considerable international experience and wide range of services, we see Colt as an indispensable partner for our future growth.– Shintaro Aikawa, Executive Officer & Head of Infrastructure Management, Gree, Inc.

GREE, Inc.

GREE, Inc. is an internet-based business operator that provides social networking services, including their eponymous “GREE” platform, as well as content and services aimed at smart device owners. The company is also expanding into social games, advertisement, social media, licensing & merchandising, venture capital, and other areas as it evolves into a complete internet conglomerate.

The Challenge

When GREE established global offices in 2011, it needed a highly secure network to link these remote offices to its mission-critical systems in Japan. However, constructing a global network was a stage that the company had not cleared before. There were considerable risks and uncertainties involved. How many vendors would they need to manage? Were there enough in-house engineers to dedicate to the project? What other administrative burdens would they encounter? A burgeoning workforce created by GREEʼs rapidly developing business was already putting pressure on its existing infrastructure. Without a swift solution, GREE would soon be a victim of its own phenomenal growth.

Why Colt

GREE, Inc. is an internet-based business operator that provides social networking services, including their eponymous “GREE” platform, as well as content and services aimed at smart device owners. The company is also expanding into social games, advertisement, social media, licensing & merchandising, venture capital, and other areas as it evolves into a complete internet conglomerate.

Future Plans

Not satisfied with just global expansion, GREE plans to create a better environment for the development of more appealing social content for mobile devices. Their goal is to bring people together through entertainment and fulfil their companyʼs mission statement of “making the world a better place through the power of the internet”.

Colt Solutions

GREEʼs need for a comprehensive in-house system connected over a high-quality network to its various global offices prompted Colt to propose a one-stop solution featuring the services below:

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Colt Private Cloud

is a highly secure and independent private cloud environment designed in accordance with
customer requirements without setup fees. Colt provides all equipment including servers,
storage, switches, and racks in addition to handling installation, operation, and maintenance.
Customers can also reconfigure resources to their liking with Colt Turbine, Coltʼs cloud
orchestration system.
Colt Private Cloud

Colt Global VPLS

is purpose-designed for Any-to-Any Connectivity between major cities and financial markets in
Asia, US and Europe with the highest levels of security, reliability and scalability. Any-to-Any
Connectivity provides a fast and cost-effective link between geographically diverse bases of
operation.

Colt Professional Services

are provided by expert engineers whose technical consultation is tailored to customers’ needs.
Colt Professional Services cover everything from definition of requirements, coordination with
other vendors, and network design, to equipment procurement, creation of documented
procedures, validation, and installation.
Colt Professional Services

Colocation Services (Tokyo Data Centre 2)

TDC2 is a robust data centre possessing the industryʼs highest levels of safety, scalability, and
efficiency. It is easily accessible from Narita airport and in an area of low tectonic volatility. Full
seismic isolation, 24 x 365 bilingual support from professional engineers and tier 4 specifications
make the facility highly suitable for housing critical IT environments.
Colocation Services (Tokyo Data Centre 2)

Colt Managed Services

provide customers with configuration design, equipment rental (both within Colt facilities and at
customer sites), installation and setup of equipment, management, monitoring, incident handling,
etc. In GREEʼs case, ERP was also deployed.

Colt Internet Access Service

offers flexible options and pricing in accordance with customer needs. It is available as a
bandwidth-guaranteed or best-effort service ranging from 1Mbps to 10Gbps with fixed or usage-based billing.
Colt Internet Access Service