News

UEI and SAKURA Internet Announce Deep Learning Cloud ASP Partnership

2016.03.17
Press Release

UEI Corporation (President and CEO: Ryo Shimizu; Headquarters: Yushima, Tokyo) and SAKURA Internet (President: Kunihiro Tanaka; Headquarters: Chuo, Osaka) are pleased to announce a new partnership to bring ASP business into the age of deep learning.

In 2015, UEI announced the release of the open-source deep learning software DEEPstation. Developing in collaboration with Sony Computer Science Laboratories (President: Hiroaki Kitano; Headquarters: Shinagawa, Tokyo), DEEPstation was widely acclaimed and installed at numerous universities, businesses, and research centers.

Now, with the rising demand for deep learning-enabled Web-based ASP services, UEI and Sony CSL’s software platform will be combined with SAKURA Internet’s powerful ASP services beginning in April.

This collaboration comes courtesy of support to SAKURA Internet from Sony CSL.

Sony CSL’s Kitano said:

“By combining UEI and CSL’s collaboratively developed, versatile deep learning environment DEEPstation with SAKURA’s powerful computing platform, deep learning technology will now become available to a whole new group of users. No longer the exclusive domain of specialists, deep learning will now rapidly expand its range and allow a variety of businesses to develop new and exciting A.I.-based solutions. We believe that this is the exciting first step in that process.”

SAKURA Internet’s Tanaka added:

“Deep learning has grown into a hot topic, and we believe that this is the year when it finally can go mainstream. However, what about the dozens of businesses that cannot afford a large scale GPU farm? Our large, well-establishing computing systems will allow small, medium, and even large businesses the chance to use deep learning for their needs. We believe that this represents a huge leap forward for deep learning-based research and technology.”

About SAKURA Internet Inc:
Name: SAKURA Internet Inc
Headquarters: Grand Front Osaka Tower A 35F, 4-20 Ofukacho, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka
Tokyo Branch: Sumitomo Fudosan Nishi-Shinjuku Bldg. 33F, 7-20-1, Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
President: Kunihiro Tanaka
Founded: August 17, 1999 (services begun on December 23, 1996)
URL: http://www.sakura.ad.jp/
Primary Business:

  • Internet connection services
  • Setup and management of internet servers
  • Internet information services
  • Telecommunications (in compliance with the Telecommunications Business Law)
  • Design, production, and sales of multimedia
  • Internet consulting
  • Design, development, and sale of computer software
  • Production, sales, and maintenance of computers and computer accesories
  • Real estate leasing and managing

About UEI Corporation:
Name: UEI Corporation
Headquarters: MS Building, 3-1-3 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
President: Ryo Shimizu
Founding: August 8, 2003
URL: http://www.uei.co.jp/
Primary Business: Network contents planning, research, development, and consulting

For More Information

UEI Corporation
TEL  : 03-5812-6507
FAX  : 03-5812-6509
URL : http://www.uei.co.jp/
E-mail : deepstationcustomer@uei.co.jp

SAKURA Internet Inc.
TEL  : 03-5332-7072
URL  : http://www.sakura.ad.jp/
E-mail: press-ml@sakura.ad.jp