Infrastructure Software Platform Provider BlueData and IT Infrastructure Distributor Networld Partner on BDaaS in Japan
October 26, 2017
Infrastructure software platform provider BlueData, Inc.(BlueData) and IT infrastructure distributor Networld have partnered on Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) options in Japan. BlueData, which has headquarters in Santa Clara, California, United States, was established in 2012. The company uses its own patent-pending technology alongside an infrastructure software platform that leverages Docker container technology to offers services that "make it easier, faster, and more cost-effective to deploy Hadoop, Spark, and other Big Data frameworks". Its BDaaS options operate either in public clouds or on its customers' premises. The partnership will see Networld resell BlueData's services.
Networld, which has headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and sales offices in Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Tokyo, Japan, is one of Japan's leading IT infrastructure solution distributors with around 2,000 resellers. The company's products include network hardware and software alongside server hardware, virtual servers, and Internet/intranet security products. The company also provides system software and storage products. Networld will "promote, market, sell, deploy, and support BlueData EPIC software in Japan" for "Dell EMC, HPE, Cisco, Nutanix, and any other on-premises infrastructure".
"When VMware emerged as the leader in server virtualization, we worked with them to bring their technology to Japan. Now we're in the era of Big Data analytics, data science, and deep learning. The clear leader in bringing virtualization and containerization to the Big Data ecosystem is BlueData, and we are proud to partner with them in Japan," explained Networld's President and CEO, Shoichi Morita.
"We've seen rapidly growing demand for BlueData software internationally and across Asia Pacific, and we're excited to work with Networld to strengthen our presence in Japan," added BlueData's CEO Kumar Sreekanti. "Networld works with many of our infrastructure partners and has deep expertise in virtualization, storage, security, and hybrid cloud as well as new Big Data technologies such as deep learning. They're an ideal partner to help bring our EPIC software to the Japanese market."