Nekojarashi Inc.

Cloud storage powered by fast, secure leased lines

Colt Solution

etherXEN Private LineColt Colocation Services

We were looking to better provide cloud storage service to our customers and felt that Colt offered an attractive solution that had great value, high security and quick service initialisation. As we also aspire to enter international markets in the future, we believe that Colt’s network and data centre services will give us an edge.

Shin-ichi Kaneko
Director of Information Systems
Nekojarashi Inc.

Nekojarashi Inc.

Nekojarashi was established in 2006 as a Mac-oriented online storage service provider. Responding to user demand, their service portfolio evolved into web development, application development, Apple device integration, system administration, and other fields. Their client base now numbers over 2,000 companies as a result, spread over three main business areas: networks, development, and Apple.

In October of 2014, Nekojarashi released Jector™, a cloud storage platform tailored for digital arts studios. It features unified project management and productivity enhancements to help users work with greater fluidity.

Nekojarashi’s business challenge

With the impending on-boarding of a major film production company, Nekojarashi needed a better connectivity solution, one that was secure and not dependent on the internet, with dedicated, high-speed bandwidth and data centre services – essentially a leased line. However, slow service delivery time and high costs associated with leased line services posed a challenge. Additionally, Nekojarashi needed a conveniently located data centre so their engineers would have quick access as required.

Why Colt

With the impending on-boarding of a major film production company, Nekojarashi needed a better connectivity solution, one that was secure and not dependent on the internet, with dedicated, high-speed bandwidth and data centre services – essentially a leased line. However, slow service delivery time and high costs associated with leased line services posed a challenge. Additionally, Nekojarashi needed a conveniently located data centre so their engineers would have quick access as required.

Colt Solution

etherXEN Private Line

etherXEN Private Line is a premium Ethernet service offered in Japan and other Asian countries. The etherXEN brand is spearheaded by a next-generation Ethernet platform, ideal for connectivity with the cloud and data centres, while meeting expanding demands for high bandwidth.

These services are offered with carrier-grade quality and ultra-low latency honed through Colt’s years of experience in serving the financial industry. Leveraging Colt’s own fibre-optic networks, etherXEN Private Line connects major exchanges in Japan with industry-leading ultra-low latency.

In addition to standard network connectivity for enterprises, the bandwidth-guaranteed etherXEN Private Line serves the mission-critical needs of high frequency trading and multimedia applications.

etherXEN Private Line

Colt Colocation Services (Tokyo Otemachi Data Center)

Colt Colocation Services protect and manage customer infrastructure and information assets at Colt’s own data centres with high security and performance. Colt owns and manages 29 data centres in major business hubs in Europe as well as Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Singapore and Pusan (Korea). Colt also offers services outside of Japan with the same high quality and operational standards.

Colt’s colocation environments have been designed to meet the high performance and security standards of the financial industry and provide access to financial services ecosystems. Proximity services are also available for fast connectivity to major stock exchanges in Asia, using Colt’s highly reliable, ultra low latency global networks.

Colt Colocation Services include data centre operations, 24×7 monitoring and reporting, and robust, highly secure facilities. Customers can significantly reduce overhead and other costs while achieving greater efficiency with Colt, compared to self-implementation and management of IT infrastructure.

Colt Colocation Services

Future plans

Nekojarashi plans to expand sales of their solution package – Jector™ and Colt’s data centre and network services – to video production companies and others. They also plan to expand business outside of Japan to meet customer requirements. As they enter the international market, Nekojarashi plans to work with and benefit from Colt’s capabilities, including multilingual customer support in Japanese and local market languages.