Korea Dreams of the Cloud

Korea Ambitiously Builds Cloud Infrastructure

It’s clear that governments around the world are not going to be content with providing and keeping safe public computing infrastructures based on old-fashioned ideas and methods.

Did you know, for example, that Korea (South, that is), has a “Smart Work” initiative going that aims to create a networked work environment that allows people to conduct tasks from anywhere, at anytime and through any device? Looks like this could be an opportunity-maker for cloud providers, no?

According to the plan, as mentioned in an article in The Korea Times, the government aims to have about one-third of public employees work from home or nearby “Smart Work” centers — in about five year’s time. They’ll use laptops, smartphones and other mobile web devices. The government’s goals? to boost productivity and minimize carbon emissions.

The need for cloud computing solutions are heating up all around Asia, and much of the demand is expected to come from governments. But both small and large companies, too, are keenly interested in the cloud. And one thing that makes them more comfortable about taking data off their internal servers and putting it on the cloud is the ability to monitor the performance of cloud platforms 24/7.

Increasingly, I’ve been seeing companies go for it, but also taking the very prudent move to make sure their investment is safe through monitoring. For more information on the benefits of monitoring, visit: Monitis.