The only software business based enterprise as a global ICT company
Samsung SDS founded in 1985 is the only software business as a subsidiary of Samsung Group and its main business is ICT(Information and Communications) .SDS is expanding its business area by providing consulting services in business strategy, Discrete IT, Network Consulting, H/D &S/W implementation and support and more. With its outstanding services, Samsung SDS is growing as a competitive global ICT company.
Was looking for effective ways to reduce IDC operation costs
Samsung SDS is located in Suwon, Gawcheon, Gumi, Daedug and etc. and operates its own IDC(Internet Data Center). The major operation costs are power usage, Internet and facility operation; and the main reason to operate its own IDC was to reduce these costs.
What did KINX do?
Suggested Metro Connect which is less expensive
Before using KINX service, Samsung SDS used transits to exchange traffic among ISPs, but Samsung SDS chose KINX Metro Connect service for a new method to exchange traffic.
KINX is the only local peering service provider in Korea; 42 members including major ISPs, SOs, CPs are peered at 562G backbone network at KINX IDCs. Allowing domestic ISPs, SOs and CPs to directly exchange Internet traffic without any charges, peering is much more cost-effective than using transits. 17% of the eyeballs in Korea (around 3 millions) uses the Internet through KINX.
Metro connect uses Metro Ethernet using a L3 switch to interconnect customer’s network with enterprise Internet dedicated lines. This makes KINX Metro Connect special since customer’s infra environment becomes optimized.
Network quality improvement and transit cost reduction
Saumsung SDS significantly reduced the number of hops that resulted in boosting up the speed, which means that local peering is more directly connected. In addition, cost of local peering is much more inexpensive than using transits.