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Yahoo! Japan builds their IaaS environment with Canonical

Alex Cattle

on 6 November 2019

This article was last updated 1 year ago.


Yahoo! Japan, originally formed as a joint venture between Yahoo! and SoftBank, is one of the most popular internet advertising, search engines and e-commerce sites in the country and employs over 6000 people.

Due to having such scale and volume of users, Yahoo! Japan required outside help to build their IaaS (infrastructure as a service) solution and OSS distributed storage solution. In 2013, Yahoo! Japan turned to Canonical and the two companies have grown the relationship ever since.

During unexpected incidents, the cause needs to be tracked down to the OS layer and being able to ask a professional is a big advantage. I think Canonical is the only company capable of offering this robust support

Mr. Sakata, Cloud Development Leader, Yahoo! Japan

Using Ubuntu and a wide range of Canonical’s management tools, Yahoo! Japan has been able to reduce both CAPEX and OPEX costs while successfully building and operating a large scale IaaS environment.

In this case study, learn how Yahoo! Japan:

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