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ITOCHU Technology Partners with Kaazing

ITOCHU Technology Partners with Kaazing To Make

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--()--ITOCHU Technology and Kaazing, leading provider of technology for the living web, today announced that the two companies have entered into a partnership. By working with Kaazing, ITOCHU Technology can now offer its customers in Japan and the United States the most secure, real-time web communications platform for new enterprise applications.

“Real-time, living web applications are worldwide, and ITOCHU Technology, with Kaazing, can now help customers bring Web applications to market faster, over much reduced infrastructures while providing the best possible user experience.”

“Being the first to offer Kaazing’s solutions to the Japanese market allows us to continue to build on the leadership we have built over decades by introducing some of the most important, market changing technologies to Japan,” said Shinichi Uemura, President and CEO, ITOCHU Technology – which introduced Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems, Oracle and Siebel Systems to Japan.

ITOCHU Technology works with companies in financial services, retail, entertainment, and many others and is already working on several projects of Kaazing’s platform. “As the number of Web-connected devices increase in record numbers, our customers are demanding applications that are highly interactive and instantly accessible from anywhere. Kaazing enables them to have immediate, interactive data and applications that can move from enterprise systems to mobile devices seamlessly.”

The Kaazing WebSocket platform is the first enterprise class web communications platform that enables full duplex (or simultaneous two-way) connectivity over the Web without the expensive and data-intensive requirements of the legacy web architecture that has been in place since the early 1990s. Kaazing is dedicated to making possible the living web without the overhead of application servers and middleware.

“We are pleased to forge this strategic relationship with ITOCHU Technology which has such an important presence with Japanese companies,” said Manuel Hoffmann, Kaazing vice president of business development. “Real-time, living web applications are worldwide, and ITOCHU Technology, with Kaazing, can now help customers bring Web applications to market faster, over much reduced infrastructures while providing the best possible user experience.”

About Kaazing

Kaazing (www.kaazing.com) is the leading company focused on enabling the living Web – the nearly ubiquitous real-time, interactive, collaborative applications that have become the norm. Kaazing’s founding team played a key role in defining the WebSocket standard and the Kaazing platform is the world's only enterprise solution for full-duplex, high-performance Web communication supporting the HTML5 WebSocket standard. Based in Mountain View, CA, Kaazing is privately held; some of its customers and partners include Informatica, TIBCO, and a variety of financial, ecommerce, and entertainment companies.

About Itochu

ITOCHU Technology, Inc. is the US business development, investing & export arm of ITOCHU Corporation. ITOCHU Technology has forged successful business relationships with US-based technology companies including Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems, Oracle and Siebel Systems. ITOCHU Technology has created partnerships with more than 90 US technology providers, from start-ups to industry giants, as well as systems integrators, value-added resellers and ITOCHU's more than 400 global subsidiaries and affiliates.

ITOCHU Corporation is a diversified global trading company headquartered in Tokyo. With 126 offices in more than 68 countries, ITOCHU operates over 400 subsidiaries and affiliates in and outside Japan involved in a wide array of industries, including technology, telecommunications, aerospace, energy, metals, machinery, textiles, food, chemicals general merchandise, finance, real estate, insurance and logistics services. A Fortune Global 500 company, ITOCHU recorded revenues in excess of $43.9 billion in fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2011).

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