Asahi Net and Milestone Systems Announce Service Provider Partnership for Cloud Solution

Technical and sales collaboration will offer XProtect-based solution as a service for channel partners

COPENHAGEN – July 2, 2015.  Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), held a Signing Ceremony with Asahi Net at the Danish Embassy in Tokyo on June 23. The gathering of media, security associations, distributors and market research analysts witnessed the signing of the agreement for Asahi Net 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, manufacturer of data storage servers designed for flexible, reliable cloud services.

At the ceremony, Asahi Net President Jiro Hijikata and Milestone Systems VP Asia Pacific Japan Benjamin Low signed the partnership contract.

“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,” said Benjamin Low. “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.”  

In this new partnership, PROMISE Technology is responsible for providing the surveillance cloud platform, as well as customizing the XProtect Corporate VMS according to Asahi Net's requirements. Milestone engineers will be involved providing Custom Development services, as well.

Asahi Net will provide the cloud service (including VMS licenses), network, and camera options through Milestone distributors and resellers. Milestone channel partners can add this new service to an already comprehensive on-premise XProtect product line as another flexible monitoring tool to serve varied customer needs.

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.

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Caption: Asahi Net-Milestone Cloud Solution Partnership signing ceremony at the Danish Embassy in Tokyo (from left to right)

1.Erik Friis Mondorf, Country Manager Japan, Milestone Systems

2.Danish Ambassador to Japan, Mr. A. Carsten Damsgaard

3.Benjamin Low, Vice President Sales, Asia Pacific Japan, Milestone Systems

4.Mr. Jiro Hijikata, President, Asahi Net Inc.

5.Mr. Takashi Arita, Executive Director, Asahi Net Inc.


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About Asahi Net, Inc.

Asahi Net, Inc., established in 1990 and listed on the 1st. section of Tokyo Stock Exchange, is an independent telecommunication carrier providing the “Asahi Net”-internet service to customers across Japan. Services comprise network construction, maintenance as well as operation. Asahi Net is the no. 1 telecommunications provider in terms of customer satisfaction – for 10 consecutive years.


About PROMISE Technology Inc.

PROMISE Technology is a recognized global leader with 25 years of experience in the storage industry. PROMISE has developed its own enterprise-class hardware and software storage architecture, in addition to complete SAN, NAS and unified storage platform product lines. PROMISE is committed to providing dynamic storage solutions for vertical markets, including cloud and IT storage solutions, video surveillance storage solutions, rich media storage solutions and much more. With leading technology, R&D capabilities, experienced sales and service teams in all regions worldwide, PROMISE is at the forefront of the industry with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. PROMISE Technology is an ISO-9001:2008 and ISO-14001:2004 certified manufacturer.


About Milestone Systems
Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, founded in 1998 and now operating as a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. Milestone technology is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations, providing flexible choices in network hardware and integrations with other systems. Sold through partners in more than 100 countries, Milestone solutions help organizations to manage risks, protect people and assets, optimize processes and reduce costs.


Milestone Press Contacts:

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