10/02/2012 11:00

GMO Cloud Releases APIs for Public Cloud Service


New APIs allows users to connect to GMO Public Cloud management systems and operation tools

Newport Beach, CA - October 2, 2012

GMO Internet Group company, GMO Cloud America Inc, today releases a series of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for highly acclaimed public cloud service, GMO Cloud Public.

The series of nine GMO Cloud Public APIs enables the execution of cloud management functions from other programs without having to access the control panel.

GMO Cloud CTO, Minoru Karasawa, said, “We decided to release the APIs upon receiving many requests from GMO Cloud Public users. The APIs will allow our customers to construct systems for automated operation and integrated management of multiple systems, improving ease of use and efficiency. API development will continue to be one of our core efforts to provide a superior public cloud IaaS that supports our customers' business growth.”

With GMO Cloud Public APIs, users can link operation tools to web services or develop their own tools to:

  1. 1. Reduce management overhead by connecting to automated systems for starting, stopping, and restarting virtual machines.
  2. 2. Integrate the management of multiple systems running in the cloud by linking with system operation tools.
  3. 3. Automatically scale disk space by connecting to web services running in GMO Cloud Public.
  4. 4. Allocate and control resources as needed for cost effective operation.

GMO Cloud Public Functions

  1. 1. Virtual Machine - Create, construct virtual machines, start-up, stop, and restart virtual machines, adjust virtual machine resources, migrate virtual machines, acquire virtual machine information
  2. 2. Firewall - Configure, delete firewalls, acquire firewall information
  3. 3. Load balancer - Start-up, delete load balancers, acquire load balancer information, migrate load balancers
  4. 4. User Information - Acquire user information
  5. 5. Backup - Create backups, convert backups into templates
  6. 6. Network - Display network list, acquire networks, change network interfaces
  7. 7. Templates - Acquire template list, delete templates
  8. 8. Disk - Acquire disk information, change disks
  9. 9. IP address - Acquire IP addresses, acquire IP address information, remove IP addresses associations, release IP addresses

For more information on the API for GMO Cloud Public, please visit

About GMO Cloud Hosting

GMO Cloud Hosting is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model public cloud solution that allows users to create virtual machines, and flexibly scale resources so that they pay only for the CPU cores, memory and storage space they use. GMO Cloud Public has been selected by serious business users since its launch due to its high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. In addition to zero setup cost and free data transfer, GMO Cloud Public offers highly efficient control over resource usage, resulting in greatly reduced ongoing running costs. It is one of the leading public cloud IaaS in Japan and has a growing presence in the US and Malaysia. For more information please visit

About GMO Cloud America Inc.

GMO Cloud America Inc. is a full-service hosting and cloud computing solution provider and a subsidiary of GMO Cloud K.K., the number-one web hosting company in Japan. The company offers global data-centers, premium on-demand infrastructure, solid strategic partnerships and a competitive performance-based pricing model. GlobalSign, SSL global leader and GMO Internet Group company, secures the company’s high-performance network. For more information please visit


GMO Cloud K.K. is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,000 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. (TSE Mothers: 3788) For more information please visit

About GMO Internet Group

GMO Internet Group is a comprehensive provider of industry-leading Internet solutions including domain name registration, cloud-based and traditional hosting, ecommerce, security, and payment processing services that each hold the top share of their respective markets in Japan. Other key business areas for the Group include online securities/FX trading, Internet advertising, search engine marketing and online research. In 2011 a new Social Media & Smartphone Platform segment was established bringing together group initiatives in social apps development, daily deals and Android app distribution. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information please visit

For inquiries, please contact:

Shadi Ammouri

Business Development
GMO Cloud America Inc.
4685 MacArthur Court Suite 150, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tel: 949-296-6260