– LG CNS officially launches Korea’s first cloud-based DR service –
- Making a contract with FalconStor, a global solution company, to lead data recovery
- Converging disaster recovery into cloud system for cheaper cost, higher operational efficiency, and better security
LG CNS, an affiliate of LG Corporation, launched Korea’s first cloud-based DR service.
Recently, LG CNS signed a master service provider agreement with FalconStor, a global storage/backup solution company, to provide an IT Disaster Recovery (DR) service.
FalconStor has an edge on integrating with different storage systems and launched the first commercial service for virtualization technology in 2002.
The DR service is security planning which restores main systems immediately to the system before the disaster in case of a service disruption or outage from a natural or man-made disaster in a main data center.
Until now, developing a DR service based on a cloud system was challenging because of technical issues. However, LG CNS with FalconStor was able to overcome those issues and to offer low cost and high effect service, the first in Korea.
If an IT disaster strikes the financial or public sector where business continuity is a necessity, additional losses and damages are incurred unless there is no immediate recovery. Witnessing such consequences, companies in other sectors have increasingly kept their eyes on a DR service.
The banking sector in Korea has already established DR centers according to the requirement of the Electronic Financial Transactions Act and Regulations on Electronic Financial Control. While the same measures are recommended for Non-banking sector, it is highly likely that they will soon become a requirement. Public organizations including central government agencies share similar concerns with businesses in this regard.
However, high cost and low technical competence have prevented companies from adopting the DR center policy. The DR service launched by LG CNS is intended to overcome these concerns through cloud computing technology instead of building a traditional disaster recovery center. Users can leverage LG CNS’ cloud infrastructure to benefit from its cost and operational efficiency as well as security features for backup and recovery at the same time.
Firstly, LG CNS’ cloud-based DR center costs less in terms of deployment and operation. Users of LG CNS’ IT infrastructure does not need to spend on physical infrastructure; they can pay as they go, which can reduce operational costs to 1/3 compared to the conventional way of operation.
Secondly, the cloud-based DR center responds resiliently to regular and urgent situations to maximize efficiency. During a regular situation, the DR center’s use of the main server is limited to 20% (stand-by); when an emergency occurs, however, it increases to 60–80% to ensure immediate response. Additionally, for cloud resources and management services, LG CNS will make a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with its clients to secure the stability of the service.
Thirdly, the DR center is based on LG CNS’ system deployment capacities and data center operation know-how and is ready to keep corporate data secure. LG CNS’ technologies to ensure high security level provide both the physical stability needed to protect the system from natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods and internal security via vein and biometric recognition measures.
According to LG CNS’ Vice President Jongwan Kim, LG CNS’ cloud-based DR center will provide a well-rounded solution to companies hesitating to adopt more stringent security measures due to costs and other factors. “We look forward to see the development of information security and cloud computing co-operatively,” he added.
Written by LG CNS PR Team