IBM Cloud will support the overseas expansion of SK Planet, a Korean Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company, to Turkish market.
SK Planet’s mobile messenger application TicToc, built on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from SoftLayer, registered over 1 million customers within three months of its launch in Turkey.
SK Planet, a subsidiary of SK Telecom, offers a range of services like digital content, e-commerce advertising and marketing solutions.
TicToc, a global messenger service from SK Planet, has 15 million subscribers in Korea since its launch in 2011. The company launched TicToc service in Turkey November 2013 as part of the company’s global expansion.
SK Planet selected SoftLayer as its cloud infrastructure provider to help optimize TicToc’s fast growing international operations. SoftLayer, which has a global network and data centers in major cities, provides bare-metal servers on demand to support TicToc’s workload needs.
SoftLayer’s bare-metal technology helps secure high performance and high availability cost-effectively without directly managing data centers overseas. For TicToc service, SK Planet is using bare-metal servers at the SoftLayer Amsterdam data center and has been maintaining the TicToc service stably and seamlessly, said IBM.
SK Planet’s TicToc started to provide the PC version in April to enhance the convenience of users. Additionally, the new service integrated with DropBox application will be launched this month to allow easy sharing of every kind of file formats on TicToc.