November 6, 2008

IIJ Group to Open New Nerima Data Center

TOKYO, Nov. 7, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) (Nasdaq:IIJI) (TSE1:3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, and Net Care, Inc., the IIJ Group contact center and network operation outsourcing company, today announced the opening of the new Nerima Data Center, which will begin operation in February 2009.

The Nerima Data Center is the fifteenth data center to be opened by the IIJ Group, and its purpose is to meet the growing demand for data center services in the Kanto area. The Nerima Data Center has the following features.

    * A full outsourcing menu    Billed as an outsourcing-on-demand data center, it will provide a     wide range of services such as system operation and monitoring, in     addition to basic collocation services. The data center will serve     as a platform on which other IIJ group services can be run to     provide total network solutions, from network systems construction     to systems outsourcing. By connecting the Nerima Data Center with     the Shinsaibashi Data Center opened in July of this year, it can     also be used as a disaster recovery site.    * Environmentally friendly design    The center has many design touches that make it more     environmentally sound, such as the planting of ivies around the     building to make air conditioning more efficient. There are also     other measures in the works to expand the environmental measures     implemented at the site, such as placing plants on the roof and     installing solar panels.    * Efficient power use    The data center will be equipped with energy-saving devices, such     as LED lights and motion sensors that turn lights on and off     automatically when not in use, in order to reduce the amount of     power used for lighting. More efficient use of electrical power is     being promoted at the data center through more efficient air     conditioning with localized cooling of heat-generating equipment.     In our quest to create a highly energy-efficient data center,     various indexes like the PUE1 are being employed in the management     of IT equipment power throughout the data center.  
To respond to the growing demand for data center services, IIJ will continue to offer data center solutions at prime locations and will actively work to provide next-generation data centers that are efficient in terms of time, cost, and energy, and that can accommodate high heat-generating equipment.

    1. PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness):     One of the indices used to indicate energy efficiency at the data     center. It is the quotient of the total electric power consumption     of the data center divided by the electric power consumption of     all servers and other IT equipment. This index is promoted by      industry groups such as The Green Grid who promote energy      efficiency at data centers. 

About IIJ

Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) (Nasdaq:IIJI) (Tokyo Stock Exchange TSE1:3774) is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group of companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. The company's services include high-quality systems integration and security services, Internet access, hosting/housing, and content design. Moreover, the company has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan, and between Japan and the United States. IIJ was listed on NASDAQ in 1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006. For more information about IIJ, visit the IIJ Web site at

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The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about our future plans that involve risk and uncertainty. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents furnished by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Forms 20-F and 6-K, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.

About Net Care

Net Care, Inc. was established in February 1998 as an IIJ group company. Using the expertise accumulated in IIJ Group network support operations, Net Care provides outsource-on-demand solutions with features tailored to customer needs, including data center operations and management, network support that includes failure response and supervision, help desk services, and a variety of network management solutions. For more information about Net Care, visit the Net Care Web site at only).

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