GuardTime, Joyent, and FIT-One Poised to Enable Cloud Integrity in Japan

Cloud Service Providers enjoy unprecedented trust with a tamper-proof secure cloud compute environment.

Tokyo, Japan, January 26, 2011 --( GuardTime, creator of the patented Keyless Signature™ technology used to validate the world’s datafor applications such as secure cloud archiving, today announced its official integrated business relationship with Joyent and FIT-One Holdings in Japan to deliver the tamper-evident cloud computing stack recognized as Visionary in a recent industry analyst report.

GuardTime’s Keyless Signatures ( for the Cloud provide proof of signing authority, time of the signature, and integrity for all of a user’s data on Joyent’s leading cloud operating system. The signature never expires and its verification is based solely on mathematics, eliminating the need for secrets or keys.

Service Providers throughout Japan can now extend their businesses and increase their margins by offering highly secure cloud computing services to their customers, using Joyent’s proven cloud computing software, GuardTime’s innovations in cloud operating integrity, and FIT-One’s unmatched success in bringing cutting-edge technologies to revenue-generating business applications throughout Japan.

"Joyent’s position in the Visionaries Quadrant by Gartner reaffirms our commitment to providing the most technologically advanced and economical cloud computing solutions in the world," said Jason Hoffman, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of Joyent. "Our strategic relationship with FIT-One and GuardTime ensures that Service Providers in Japan can now deliver real unprecedented value and operating integrity to their customers."

Joyent is the only company to offer a complete cloud computing stack that can be licensed to third parties to run their own private or public clouds.Joyent’s approach provides applications with better performance and cost effectiveness, due to higher application density and hardware utilization in its SmartTechnology stack. With the native integration of the GuardTime Keyless Signature technology, cloud data and the cloud operating environment can be completely audited without having to trust any third party, including Joyent, GuardTime, or even the Service Provider delivering the solution.

"I believe the combination of Joyent’s robust cloud software, called SmartDataCenter, and Guardtime’s Keyless Signatures for the Cloud, provides Japanese Service Providers with a cloud solution that gives their customers peace of mind," saidYukihiro Kayama, CEOof FIT-One."Cloud Computing will continue to grow in importance in Japan and both companies are extremely well positioned to take advantage of this trend."

"Japan is a key market for us and we are delighted to be able to offer our Japanese clients an integrated GuardTime/Joyent cloud offering in collaboration with FIT-One Holdings," said Mike Gault, CEO of GuardTime.

About Joyent:
Joyent is a global cloud computing software and service provider that offers an integrated suite of software and services designed specifically for the needs of Service Providers and Enterprises to deliver cloud services to clients or within enterprises.Joyent licenses its cloud software to service providersworldwide (including Dell), who provide cloud services and products to their own customers.Joyentdelivers public cloud services from to some of the most innovative companies in the world, such as LinkedIn, Gilt Groupe and Kabam. Joyent’s proven Smart Technologies, which include Node.js, an open source server-side JavaScript development environment, and an ecosystem of leading technology partners, enable customers to quickly leverage the improved performance, scalability, reliability and security inherent in the company’s technology. For more information, visit

About FIT-One Holdings:
FIT-One Holdings was founded in 2005 by Yukihiro Kayama, former technology head at Mitsubishi Corporation. During his 35 years at Mitsubishi Corporation he was responsible for several billion dollar exits including PIRI, VeriSign and Net One Systems. After Mitsubishi, in 1998, as CEO, Kayama founded EC-One, a Java technology systems integrator, making 200 million dollar exits in 2002 at JASDAQ. FIT-One provides relevant services to IT entrepreneurs to start and grow their business in Japan-specific environment.

About GuardTime:
A Red Herring top 100 Asia Winner, and Red Herring Global Award finalist, GuardTime was founded in 2006 by cryptography experts Dr. MärtSaarepera and Dr. AhtoBuldas along with Internet visionary Joi Ito.GuardTime provides an infinitely-scalable and completely-available Keyless Signatures™ engine designed to deliver authenticity and integrity for the data that the world relies upon: as it sits on disk, moves throughout the network, and is used in the cloud. Visit for more information about using Keyless Signaturesin the cloud.

FIT-One PR Contact
Yukihiro Kayama, President & CEO
Phone: +81 03.5577.6026

GuardTime PR Contact
Victor Cruz, MediaPR
Phone: +1 401.349.3369

Joyent PR Contact
James Blom, Managing Director, Asia
Phone: +1 415.342.4753

GuardTimeJapan PR Contact
Takashi Yanagihara, Representative Director
Phone:+81 03.5577.6027

Press & Media Contact:
Victor Cruz Inc
Tokyo, Japan
+1 401.349.3369

GuardTime Pte Ltd
Victor Cruz
+1 401.349.3369