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Micro data center provider Zella DC has announced the successful deployment of its first micro data center in Japan. The Zella Hut will be part of an edge computing solution developed by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ).

IIJ is one of Japan’s top internet-access and comprehensive network solutions provider. They are developing a MEC solution that will complement the 5G roll-out. 5G and MEC technologies are ideal for applications that require low latency processing, efficient and reliable communication as well as security: smart factories, telemedicine, autonomous driving, smart farms, etc.

Zella Hut, the outdoor version of the Zella Pro, is perfect for this project as it’s a complete data storage solution that can be placed anywhere. It is water and dust proof and includes cooling, a UPS (uninterruptible power supply), environmental sensors, security cameras and various physical security features. The Zella Hut is also highly automated.

“We are excited about this partnership with IIJ and to deploy our first Zella Hut in Japan”, says Angie Keeler, Zella DC CEO and co-founder. “Edge Computing and 5G Connectivity are at the core of our business. It’s great to be part of this trial and to work with IIJ to develop this innovative solution.”

“Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) is the first commercial internet service provider in Japan,” adds Yoshikazu Yamai, Managing Executive Officer, DX Edge project team. “We are progressing our service capability of IT and digital infrastructure, including the data center. We’ve been planning to add the micro data center to our data center product line-up. Zella DC is the micro data center we are looking for because it will be one of our edge computing solution enablers. I’m confident that the partnership with Zella DC and IIJ leads our cutting-edge technology and provides more value to our customers.”

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