Samsung shelves ‘S-Cloud’ service; deemed ‘inappropriate’ for global use

“Samsung Electronics has altered its plan for establishing a global cloud infrastructure by using Samsung SDS’s ‘S-Cloud’ and is taking alternative measures to set up the infrastructure,” Sung Hyun-hee reports for Korea IT News.

“The overhaul of the existing cloud strategy was carried out, following Samsung Electronics’ decision that the “S-Cloud” architecture developed by Samsung SDS is inappropriate for global cloud services,” Sung reports. “It appeared that Samsung Electronics will utilize the proven technology of other solution companies.”

“‘It takes a considerable amount of time to prepare cloud services. For instance, Apple started preparing for iCloud two years ago when it launched iPhone 3. Since it has more products than Apple and has adopted the open Android OS, Samsung Electronics needs a highly sophisticated technology for cloud services,’ said an official from the cloud industry,” Sung reports.

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21 Comments

  1. Vaporware. They never were planning their own cloud services. They just wanted to be able to say they had a clod strategy for the Xmas shopping season. Now that Xmas is past, they can tell the truth.

    1. “It appeared that Samsung Electronics will utilize the proven technology of other solution companies.”

      This announcement was a concession that Samsung tech isn’t up to the job.

  2. who does that leave that could pull it off?

    AMZN and GOOG, MSFT. Maybe NOK. Sony?

    But most of them are behind on the ecosystem and content portion as it is (AMZN being the most advanced).

    I suppose they could implement the cloud portion first before lining up content. Or – on 2nd thought — maybe they’re hoping to skip over providing the content on the hopes that a cloud solution means they don’t need to build the content portion. If they are “content agnostic” (you can your content anywhere), then all they have to do is provide the cloud portion.

  3. Yes SAMSUNG had the SAMSUNG store – a CLOUD service.

    BUT why – if a SAMSUNG device is based on GOOGLE Android you need Android apps OFC. However Samsung S-Cloud has nothing… and no one is buying apps there. THEY KILLED themselves.

    IF they developed their own OS then more sales would have occurred. I bet the PLAYBOOK has a better app store / cloud service even though its dead.

  4. “‘It takes a considerable amount of time to prepare cloud services. For instance, Apple started preparing for iCloud two years ago when it launched iPhone 3.” Sung reports.

    Wrong.

    Apple started *preparing* 5-6 years ago (maybe sooner) and then *implemented* 2 years ago… *BIG* difference

  5. You wonder why they even bother but they really have no choice but to keep trying. Samsung would love to have their own ecosystem but they’re dependent on either Android on the mobile side and Windows on the PC side, where they compete with the likes of Motorola (now a component of Google), LG, Sony, HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, and all the super cheap Chinese makers. In short, Samsung wants to be just like Apple but they’re dreaming.

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