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YJ America Inc. Partners with Solinea to Implement One of the Largest Production Kubernetes Deployments Outside of Google

Web-scale Platform Built on 1,000+ Node OpenStack Cluster Demonstrates Open Infrastructure Expertise.

SAN FRANCISCO ( Business Wire ) // October 24, 2016 // Solinea, a global provider of open infrastructure solutions for deployment and adoption of production clouds, in partnership with ITOCHU Techno-Solutions America, Inc., have deployed a container orchestration platform based on Kubernetes, together with a continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) set of processes and supporting toolchain to enable YJ America Inc., a subsidiary of Yahoo! JAPAN, to rapidly deploy applications and services on top of their existing OpenStack cloud platform. The Kubernetes platform and agile CI/CD processes will enable YJ America to achieve their objectives of increased agility (speed to market), efficiency, enhanced customer satisfaction and cost reduction.

Solinea led the architecture, design and implementation of both the container orchestration platform based on Kubernetes and the CI/CD processes and toolchain infrastructure. The latter was crafted using open source solutions including Docker, Packer, Jenkins, jFrog’s Artifactory and github. To solve the challenges of container networking, Solinea incorporated Project Calico into the solution fabric. The resulting orchestration layer, CI/CD toolchain and networking fabric was then integrated into the existing YJ America OpenStack cloud.

“YJ America has very specific objectives in how it expands its capabilities in the US in order to support its customers,” said Norifumi Matsuya, YJ America Inc. VP of Cloud infrastructure engineering Division. “One of these objectives is to accelerate our ability to adopt new infrastructure technologies to increase speed to market of new services for our customers, such as big data analytics platforms, in a cost effective manner. Solinea was instrumental in architecting and deploying the resulting DevOps and container orchestration solution, from developing the proof of concept to rolling out the production platform.”

“Solinea’s knowledge of the technologies and expertise at designing the right solution for our needs helped YJ America achieve its objectives in the right timeframe. Through Solinea’s partnership and expertise around open source ecosystem for the hyper scale architecture, YJ America and ITOCHU Techno-Solutions America, Inc. could make this happen. We would like to expand this case study and success to the Japan market with Solinea,” said Hisatomo Tanaka, Director of International Sales and Solution Engineering, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions America, Inc.

“YJ America had very specific targets for the new infrastructure,” said Francesco Paola, Solinea CEO. “It needed to integrate into the existing OpenStack cloud, enable the rapid deployment of new applications and services, scale on demand and it had to be secure. Solinea’s expertise in DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes and OpenStack was the right combination to implement a complex solution in record time.”

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About Yahoo! JAPAN

Yahoo Japan Corporation was founded in 1996 and operates Yahoo! JAPAN, one of the largest portal sites, in Japan. Offering more than 100 services including search, news and e-commerce via PC and smart devices, Yahoo! JAPAN serves more than 80 million daily unique browsers, and 60 billion monthly page views on average. The total number of downloads for iOS and Android applications released by Yahoo Japan Corporation exceeds 270 million. For more information, please visit 

About Solinea

Solinea is the leading software and services company that accelerates adoption of open infrastructure solutions. Through its proven consulting and training offerings, we help enterprises adopt cloud computing solutions and the supporting ecosystems including Cloud Infrastructure, DevOps & Automation, Containers & Microservices, driving Application Migration to the cloud. Led by experts who have designed, deployed and operated production open infrastructure at scale for clients worldwide, Solinea is technology agnostic, helping clients select the right infrastructure platforms, design the right agile processes and toolchains, and adopt orchestrated containers in production to achieve their business objectives. For more information, please visit: 

About ITOCHU Techno-Solutions America, Inc. 

ITOCHU Techno-Solutions America, Inc. is the wholly owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation, one of the largest system integrators in Japan. ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation has extensive track records to bring US technologies to Japan and other Asian markets and has forged successful business relationships with US-based technology companies.

 ITOCHU Techno-Solutions America, Inc. is providing international business development and operation capabilities with technology partners and service providers in the US. For more information, please visit: 

About Kubernetes 

Kubernetes (commonly referred to as “k8s”) is an open source container cluster manager originally designed by Google and donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. It aims to provide a “platform for automating deployment, scaling, and operations of application containers across clusters of hosts”. Simply put it is a project gaining momentum to provide better ways of managing related, distributed components across varied infrastructure. For more information, please visit:


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