Here at SDNCentral, we’ve seen our site the community grow rapidly over the past year. And from our early days, we’ve always had a strong international community of subscribers and readers–they make up 40% of our readership. In particular, Japan has always shown up as one of the leading countries in the SDN and OpenFlow movement–it’s the number two country besides the US where our readers hail from.
And so, we were thrilled to forge a partnership with Stork Lab, a group company of SIOS Technology (a public Japanese integration firm known for its open-source integration services), to bring our content to the Japanese SDN community in their native language.
Starting today, our sidebar will offer readers an option to view blog posts that have been translated into Japanese by Stork Lab. This is in addition to the Google Translate widget which we’ve had that can translate into many other languages. We hope this makes the site more useful for our readers in Japan and welcome them to browse our SDN interviews, guest blog posts and other resources.
As always, we welcome your feedback here at firstname.lastname@example.org!
SDNCentral, Independent Community for Software-Defined Networking, Launches Japanese Version of its Website
StorkLab, a group company of SIOS, partners with SDNCentral to bring its content to the Japanese SDN and OpenFlow community
Palo Alto, California – November 27, 2012 – Today, SDNCentral, the independent community for network virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN), announced availability of a Japanese version of its website, https://www.sdxcentral.com/participate/suspension-of-japanese-content/. Stork Lab, Inc., a group company of SIOS Technology, Inc (TOKYO: 3744.TSE) will translate SDNCentral’s blog and news posts to reach Japanese readers more comfortable reading in their native language. This will further increase the community reach of SDNCentral to its international readers. Since its inception one year ago, SDNCentral has grown to over 30,000 community members and readers, with 40 percent located outside North America.
SDN and OpenFlow have had significant traction in Japan, with many major manufacturers and national carriers investing in early products and deployments. Stork Lab and SIOS Technology, Inc. will play a large role in the SDN revolution by bringing SDN-related content to Japan, in addition to their market roles as integrators and consultants in datacenter technologies and open-source platforms. “We are pleased to join SDNCentral as their translation partner for Japan. This is a perfect complement to our practice area in SDN, which is becoming the hottest topic the Japanese networking market,” said Naoto Katsube, CEO of Stork Lab.
In addition, the educational community in Japan has been active contributors to SDN research over the last few years. SDNCentral hopes to extend its reach to these researchers and help promote active discussion. “Software-Defined Networking is huge in Japan, and to have the knowledge and information from SDNCentral in Japanese will help grow the overall community,” said Dr. Suguru Yamaguchi, professor at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan, and former Japanese government’s Advisor on Information Security for the Cabinet (in GOJ cabinet secretariat)
“We are excited to share SDNCentral’s content with the Japanese audience who visit SDNCentral daily to learn about SDN and to catch up on the latest developments,” said Roy Chua, partner at SDNCentral. “Collaborating with Stork Lab will not only continue to grow SDNCentral’s audience, but support Japan as a leading hotbed for SDN and OpenFlow.”
SDNCentral is an independent community for network virtualization and software‐defined networking (SDN). Our mission is to connect people, share information, and provide education and training for everyone interested in next generation networking. SDNCentral offers events and webinars, education, consulting, news, jobs exchange and referral services for connecting users and technology providers. SDNCentral is located at https://www.sdxcentral.com and on Twitter at @sdn_news and @sdn_tech.
About Stork Lab, Inc.
Stork Lab is a company introducing leading edge IT products and service to Japanese market as consultation or distribution service and currently focuses on network testing automation as a distributor of Spirent Communications’ iTest and iTest Lab Optimizer. Stork Lab provides network integration service to various customers in Japanese market. Located in Tokyo, Japan, Storklab is a subsidiary of SIOS Technology, Inc. http://www.storklab.com.
About SIOS Technology, Inc.
Since its inception in 1997, SIOS Technology, Inc., centered around the development and application of open source software (OSS) represented by LINUX, has promoted business from OS (base software) involving Web application software and has promoted initiatives for reducing the costs associated with information systems. Furthermore, in the expanding market of the cloud-computing field, it offers cutting-edge systems by utilizing OSS. Pursuing innovative software technologies and creating a presence in the global IT industry as an “influencer,” it will continue to contribute to the development of society. http://www.sios.com/