Asahi Net and Milestone Systems Announce Service Provider Partnership for Cloud Solution
Asahi Net, together with Milestone Systems, held a Signing Ceremony at the Danish Embassy in Tokyo on June 23. Members of the media, security associations, distributors, and market research analysts were present to witness Asahi Net signing the agreement to become an official Milestone Service Provider Partner. Asahi Net will build and supply a cloud solution based on Milestone XProtect Corporate VMS in collaboration with Milestone IT Infrastructure Partner PROMISE Technology.
Milestone Systems is the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), while its IT Infrastructure Partner, PROMISE Technology, manufactures data storage servers designed for flexible and reliable cloud services.
Asahi Net is an independent internet provider also offering cloud services through a communications environment allowing connection between web sites and networks globally. Their services are provided in partnership with major telecom carriers throughout Japan.
Jiro Hijikata, President of Asahi Net, signed the partnership contract at the ceremony with Benjamin Low, Milestone Systems VP Asia Pacific Japan.
Japan has one of the most advanced internet infrastructures in the world, and combined with Asahi Net’s long experience, deep expertise and extensive network, Milestone is confident we will build a cloud solution that will be attractive to even the most demanding Japanese customers. The Asahi Net cloud surveillance solution is based on our flagship software, XProtect Corporate. Besides the VMS, other critical components for success are network stability and bandwidth, which Asahi Net can deliver… Milestone XProtect is running cloud solutions elsewhere in the world but this will be the first Milestone-based cloud solution in Japan. Both Milestone and Asahi Net understand that customization and thorough testing are necessary, and that is why the implementation and release of this cloud service is divided into several phases leading to the general launch next year.
PROMISE Technology is responsible for providing the surveillance cloud platform in the new partnership. PROMISE Technology will also customize the XProtect Corporate VMS according to Asahi Net’s requirements, while Milestone engineers will be involved in providing Custom Development services.
The cloud service, which includes VMS licenses, as well as the network and camera options, will be made available by Asahi Net through Milestone distributors and resellers. Milestone channel partners will be able to add the new service, which is another flexible monitoring tool, to an already extensive on-premise XProtect product line to serve different customer needs.
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