Samsung is planning to launch its “S-Cloud” service, an answer to Apple’s iCloud, according to Korean newspaper ETNews – the South Korean electronics giant may launch the service by August but on the whole it won’t be ready to rollout the service soon. SDS, the conglomerate’s IT infrastructure division had originally been tasked to build the network, but its work was found to be “unsuitable.”
An unnamed official from the cloud industry said, “It takes a considerable amount of time to prepare cloud services. For instance, Apple started preparing for iCloud two years ago when it launched iPhone 3. Since it has more products than Apple and has adopted the open Android OS, Samsung Electronics needs a highly sophisticated technology for cloud services.”
The company’s Samsung Media Solution Center (SMSC) had to enlist KT and other virtualization and software companies, now looking forward to adopt commercially available solution due to their stability – the report even somehow indicates that Samsung may use some of Amazon’s infrastructure for some features too.
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