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Korea’s Largest Landline and Mobile Service Provider Using Open Source Cloud Computing Platform for Public Cloud

March 31, 2011 by  

Web Hosting BlogCupertino, CA – Cloud.com, a provider of open source cloud computing software, today announced that KT, Korea’s largest landline operator and mobile service provider, has selected its flagship technology, CloudStack™, as the foundation for its new public cloud offering, KT ucloud. Currently in beta, KT ucloud will offer its users a stable, secure and cost-effective cloud environment that ensures enterprises are making the most efficient IT investment. As enterprise IT managers are looking for cost-effective cloud computing platforms, KT ucloud guarantees the most competitive pricing and benefits among its competitors. Additionally, KT ucloud reduces electricity consumption by two or three times, ultimately aiming to reduce more than 60 percent of electricity used within their datacenter operations and passing those efficiencies through to their customers.

“We at KT understand the importance of providing reliable, cost-effective cloud computing services. While the rest of the market is trying to catch up to cloud computing, KT is already creating innovative cloud services that are delivering enhanced features to users at an affordable price,” said JS Suh, Senior Vice President at KT. “When building cloud systems, choosing pertinent partners is critical for business success. We used Cloud.com as the foundation for our private cloud and found it to be an extremely robust solution that minimized the overhead costs of integration and complex deployment schedules. CloudStack technology seamlessly integrated with our existing technology and is allowing us to create a strong and agile public cloud.”


KT ucloud provides an end-to-end service based on service development, test, distribution, management and deletion. KT ucloud is priced up to 60 percent lower than Amazon Web Services and provides auto-provisioning and auto-scaling when assigning IT resources on an automation and active basis. In addition, KT ucloud monitors and meters usage volumes to give users real-time visibility into how they are using their cloud resources. In late 2010, KT announced it was using CloudStack to build Korea’s first large-scale private cloud, enabling KT employees to access shared data and software using a range of devices such as smartphones, tablet PCs and Internet protocol television (IPTV). With KT ucloud, CloudStack now is the foundation for KT’s public cloud as well.

“KT has experienced a great amount of success with its private cloud and is now using the same model of highly automated infrastructure, using best-of-breed open source technologies, to bring the same level of performance, scale and economics to their public cloud offering,” said Sheng Liang, CEO at Cloud.com. “KT is an innovator and leader in cloud computing in the Asia Pacific market as they launch KT ucloud. We are pleased with KT’s decision and look forward to the public release of KT ucloud.”

Recognizing that organizations currently face a daunting task when trying to build their own IaaS cloud environment, Cloud.com provides the customers with the fastest path to owning their own cloud by providing the latest and the most advanced software platform for building highly scalable, highly reliable cloud computing environments. Cloud.com currently enables over 50 large-scale production clouds in deployment that have been built on its market-leading open source cloud computing solution including Nokia Research Center, Tata Communications, GreenQloud and Logicworks. Cloud.com technologies can be deployed on-premise or as hosted cloud services.

Other key partners in the KT ucloud project include Intel, Citrix, Arista, Nexenta, enStratus, CloudScaling and Quanta.

About Cloud.com
Open source software provider Cloud.com simplifies and accelerates the deployment, management and configuration of multi-tier and multi-tenant private and public cloud services. Cloud.com’s CloudStack software is being used to provide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) in production environments at leading enterprises and service providers, providing them with exceptional stability, and is unrivaled in both feature breadth and scalability. Founded in 2008 by leaders in open source, virtualization and infrastructure development, Cloud.com is backed by leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms. For more information, go to www.cloud.com.

About KT
KT (formerly Korea Telecom) is a prominent South Korean integrated wired/wireless telecommunication service provider. Founded in 2009, KT has an information & communications business, and has the largest portion of the South Korean local telephone and high-speed Internet business. Olleh management represents KT’s new management direction under which KT aims to make customers happy by creating new customer value through continued innovation, by changing the way KT thinks and pursuing constant communication.  For more information, go to www.kt.com/eng.

About KT ucloud
Currently in beta, KT ucloud is the company’s first public cloud offering that provides users with a stable, secure and cost-effective cloud environment that ensures enterprises are making the most efficient IT investment. Priced at 60 percent lower than Amazon Web Services, KT ucloud guarantees the most competitive pricing and benefits among its competitors. Additionally, KT ucloud reduces electricity consumption by two or three times, aiming to reduce more than 60 percent of electricity used by memory chips and server systems. KT ucloud delivers an end-to-end service based on service development, test, distribution, management and deletion. It also provides auto-provisioning and auto-scaling when assigning IT resources on an automation and active basis, in addition to monitoring and metering usage volumes.

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