South Korean software developer Hancom has adopted the IBM cloud for the global expansion of its cloud-based software products.
IBM’s cloud centers will support the software company to expand its services to new markets, offer on-demand services to customers, benefit from lower latency for its SaaS applications while enabling its local clients to store and access data locally as needed.
“With a strong presence in the Korean market, our goal now is to build a global presence. Cloud based solutions will play a vital role in our aggressive expansion plans in overseas markets,” said Hongil Moon, executive director of Hancom’s Mobile Software Division.
Prior to launching its services on IBM Cloud, Hancom offered its office solutions — Hancom Office Suite and ThinkFree Office — as an on-premise software product.
At present, the company offers ThinkFree Office as a cloud-based service via web browser, which eliminates the need for its customers to invest in on-premise installations. Users can read and edit office documents on the cloud and share and manage versions while multiple users edit the same document in real-time.
The company selected cloud infrastructure from SoftLayer to ensure the optimal performance of its SaaS application and host its ThinkFree Office suite of products.
Hancom will initially deploy its services from IBM’s cloud center in the Netherlands before expanding to other geographies.