New Debian security mirror for Asia

February 6th, 2015

The Debian Project is pleased to announce a new mirror with hardware and hosting provided by SAKURA Internet, Inc. The new host is located in and serves content from Japan.

The hardware and hosting donation will allow the Debian Systems Administration (DSA) team to improve Debian's core services by providing a security mirror archive for Asia and is another step towards decentralized and stable security mirror access for world.

In combination with the GeoDNS feature used by Debian, the new mirror should speed up downloads for our users in that geographical area drastically. This is a welcome improvement in the worldwide coverage of dedicated official mirrors, administrated by the Debian project said Martin Zobel-Helas, a member of the Debian System Administrator team.

SAKURA Internet is a leading Japanese hosting service provider which hosts many servers running the Debian operating system. SAKURA is very honored to have an opportunity to support Debian's security mirror system and wishes to continue supporting the Debian community says Kunihiro Tanaka, Founder, CEO, and President of SAKURA Internet.

About SAKURA Internet

SAKURA Internet, Inc (3778:Tokyo) is a leading independent Internet Data Center service provider in Japan. The company has been engaging in the provision of Internet services since 1996 and has gained many customers and users through offering server rental services, hosting, VPS, and data center services including Cloud Computing.

Learn more about SAKURA's newest Data Center at

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