Google Cloud seeks to support digital transformation of Korean companies
By Baek Byung-yeul, The
Korea Times - Google a cloud computing service operator offered by the global
tech giant, vowed that it will increase its support for Korean companies so
that they can accelerate their digital transformation and achieve advances in
their businesses, the head of the company's Korean branch said Tuesday.
"Our mission is
to help our clients on their digital transformation journey with the best
infrastructure and expertise. I think this is a way for us to help the
development of the Korean industry," Andrew Chang, managing director of
Google Cloud Korea, said during a press conference at a hotel in Seoul.
"In the past,
cloud computing was much needed to reduce costs, but nowadays it is important
to improve the way an organization works, how quickly the company develops and
releases apps through cloud technology and how the organization can collaborate
between departments using digital technology," Chang added.
The press conference
was held on the sidelines of Google Cloud's annual technology conference, Google
Cloud Next. During the event, the company announced its updated services to
users. The company also shared how its customers in various industries such as
Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, NCSOFT, WeMakePrice and Kakao Brain are
digitally transforming with its help.
elaborated that more companies in different industries are considering using
Google's cloud services. "Many customers want to incorporate Google's
innovation into their business. We are trying to collaborate with the customers
because Google's technologies have melded into Google Cloud," he said.
During the event,
e-commerce company WeMakePrice introduced how it plans to achieve its digital
transformation with Google Cloud. The company said it will launch an
infrastructure transition project to transfer all of its systems in its data
center to Google Cloud using Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).
The GKE redesigns
all architectural elements for cloud environments and enables companies to
operate large workloads conveniently and reliably. By transferring its system
to Google Cloud, WeMakePrice aims to improve its productivity and establish a
flexible operating environment that can quickly expand resources even in the
event of a surge in data traffic.