IDC Frontier, a Yahoo Japan data centre subsidiary, has invested $6.2m for a strategic equity stake in Basho, a cloud computing company.

Kiichi Yamato, vice-division director of business development division at IDC Frontier, said: “Through this strategic relationship with Basho, IDC Frontier will greatly benefit from the addition of advanced storage capabilities within our cloud infrastructure. We have made a significant evaluation of Riak, and we are highly impressed with its inherent distributed design, built-in redundancy and linear scalability. We…

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