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SKT opens center for cloud computing

Company vows to further strengthen its cloud and big data business

SK Telecom, Korea’s largest mobile carrier, has opened the first center in the country for monitoring cloud computing data and protection systems for enterprises.

The company said Wednesday that it has established the cloud monitoring center within its Cloud Data Center in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province, where it will run 24 hours a day throughout the year.

The establishment of the center comes after SK Telecom launched the T Cloud Biz security service last month aimed at protecting enterprises from possible hacking when using cloud platforms.

There are about 300 servers and storage systems for enterprise cloud computing at the Cloud Data Center, and some 10 staff members specializing and managing T Cloud Biz to ensure real-time security checks and immediate countermeasures against security breaches or theft.

There are a total of 40 staff in the company’s cloud business, with an aim to increase to 100 by the end of this year, the telecom firm said.

“The company will further strengthen its cloud and big data business, its new growth engine, by developing proprietary technologies,” said a SK Telecom official.

Equipped with 15 large monitoring screens, the center will ring emergency alarms when it automatically spots security deficiencies in the enterprise cloud systems, and run data analyses of errors the center receives, the company said.

SK Telecom had mentioned that T Cloud Biz had been developed through a strategic partnership with U.S.-based Juniper Networks, while Infosec, which is part of SK C&C, will be operating the system.

It will further provide cloud computing services via Long Term Evolution networks as the company expects the smart mobile market to grow, while enterprises will make more use of cloud platforms to process bigger data faster in the long run.

By Park Hyong-ki (
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Korea Herald daum