[GTER] Supercloud looms for Japanese government

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Supercloud looms for Japanese government

by Dave Rosenberg

May 14, 2009


Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has revealed
plans to build a massive cloud computing infrastructure to support all
of the government's IT systems. Tentatively called the Kasumigaseki
Cloud, the new infrastructure will be built in stages from now until
2015. The goal of the project is to consolidate all government IT
systems into a single cloud infrastructure to help improve operational
efficiency and reduce cost.

(Credit: MIC Japan)The Kasumigaseki Cloud will "enable various
ministries to collaborate to integrate and consolidate hardware and
create platforms for shared functions. Efforts will be made to
efficiently develop and operate information systems with the aim of
greatly reducing electronic government-related development and operating
costs while increasing the pace of processing by integrating shared
functions, increasing collaboration among systems, and providing secure
and advanced governmental services."

The Kasumigaseki Cloud is just one aspect of the Digital Japan Creation
Project (ICT Hatoyama Plan.) The plan also calls for increased
investment in digital industries, a ubiquitous town concept and green
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