02/19/2013 09:00

GMO Cloud Receives AAA Rating in Independent Survey

satisfaction survey with excellent rating

Tokyo, Japan – February 19, 2013

GMO Internet Group subsidiary, GMO CLOUD K.K., was given a AAA rating by a leading independent research institute in a survey of cloud service providers operating in Japan.

On February 19, Mr. Hiroshi Nakajima, Director of MM Research Institute, Ltd. (Minato-ku, Tokyo) announced the results of the 1st "Comprehensive Evaluation Study of Business Cloud Services". The purpose of this study was to objectively evaluate the ability of cloud services, selecting those services which were suited to allow corporate information system infrastructures and social infrastructures to continue operations at the time of disasters. This was the first comprehensive evaluation conducted by MM Research Institute to properly understand cloud services.

The study evaluated the services offered by 30 major cloud service (IaaS/PaaS) providers, using a scoring system consisting of 43 detailed items weighted by their degree of importance, in 6 categories: "basic features", "service packages", "network", "reliability", "operational support", and "pricing structure". In order to calculate the degree of importance for each item, a survey was conducted on 343 individuals from various companies involved with selecting cloud services.

In the overall evaluation, 6 companies obtained the highest standard ranking of AAA (80 points or above), one of them being GMO CLOUD K.K.

About GMO Cloud K.K.

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 subsidiary, GMO GlobalSign, an issuer of SSL security certificates through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. GMO Cloud K.K. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (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 and 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:

MM Research Institute, Ltd.

Established in 1996 and headquartered in Tokyo’s Minato ward, MM Research Institute seeks to contribute to the healthy development of the IT industry and its market expansion in Japan through investigation into the marketability and/or state of distribution of new products, analysis with the aim of furthering the development of the distribution market, and consultation services. 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