TOKYO, Nov. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) (Nasdaq:IIJI) (TSE1:3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, and its 100% owned subsidiary, IIJ America Inc. (IIJ America), provider of backbone administration and ISP services in the United States of America, today announced the addition of the R Series to the IIJ GIO US Service lineup. The R Series makes it possible to build virtual servers with different configurations using the assigned resource pool. In 2009, IIJ America first launched the hosting service, Point Red, which provided a high-quality, stable server environment primarily to Japanese companies in the United States using virtual servers. This was followed by the IIJ GIO US Service in 2012, and starting with the release of R Series, the Point Red service is being integrated into IIJ GIO US Service to create a new series of services for our clients. By this integration, we achieve coast-to-coast coverage, from New York to Los Angeles and San Jose, with a broader range of applications such as internal corporate servers and disaster recovery. This makes optimized cloud services available to a wider spectrum of clients, from enterprises to social applications providers. IIJ GIO US Service lineup - R Series The R Series allows clients to allot the necessary resources, which enables them to freely configure their virtual server, OS, and other service components. Being able to add a private network, take a snapshot, and create virtual server templates ensures maximum flexibility while easily creating the necessary system environment in the cloud, which is ideal for enterprise-class systems. - E Series The E Series provides virtual dedicated servers and various options such as VPN and firewall. It can also be used in combination with the D Series, or connected to an on-premise environment to support wide range of applications, which is ideal for an enterprise information systems infrastructure.