The value of an IT "moving service"


Just as families and companies move to new homes, corporate IT services also need to be moved around. As infrastructures age, corporate IT services increasingly struggle with decreased service speed or even service discontinuation, forcing them to move to new infrastructures regularly in order to maintain their functions and content.


ZConverter is an automated multi-cloud migration SaaS company who helps migrate workloads

to/from AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Bluemix, OpenStack, CloudStack with any hypervisor.

ZConverter is an automated multi-cloud migration SaaS company who helps migrate workloads to/from AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Bluemix, OpenStack, CloudStack with any hypervisor.


ZConverter is an automated multi-cloud migration SaaS company who helps migrate workloads to/from AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Bluemix, OpenStack, CloudStack with any hypervisor. ZConverter is a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre.


Today, there are already numerous solutions and services for moving workloads to the cloud. However, there are relatively few services that are capable of moving workloads to the cloud of a company's choice regardless of its operational environment. ZConverter's greatest advantage is that it can move any type of corporate-operated workloads, including physical servers, virtual machines, and cloud instances, to the cloud. The company currently offers not only on-premises-to-cloud transfers but also comprehensive cloud migration services that can move data from one major cloud service (such as AWS, Azure, GCP, Alibaba Cloud, or Oracle Cloud) to another. Currently, Korean companies are looking to cloud migration as a viable option. The Korean conglomerate Hanwha S&C launched an OpenStack-based Private Cloud service in 2016 and moved Hanwha's group-wide system to the cloud. Thanks to ZConverter, Hanwha S&C succeeded in moving 500 workloads to the cloud in a very short period of time.


ZCloud is currently providing its service to corporations in SaaS (software-as-a-service) format via, through which services can be conveniently moved to the desired virtual machine(s) for a fixed fee per machine. All the corporation has to do is log onto, enter the location of the existing VMs, Physical Servers or Cloud Instances. Once the conversion button is clicked, the automated cloud migration process begins.


The four steps of automated cloud migration


ZConverter Cloud Migration is comprised of four steps: imaging (source image capturing), replication (image transferring), conversion (conversion to Cloud Platform), and cleaning (removal of any unnecessary configurations). Fundamentally, ZConverter Cloud Migration is based on workload imaging and conversion software technologies.


While most competitors use open-source utilities for capturing source image, ZConverter employs independently developed original imaging technology.


DJ Min, CEO of ZConverter Inc. said, "Using open-source software for cloud migration results in very long service down-times for companies, not to mention high migration failure rates. As ZConverter does not alter the original version of the service during the migration process, so if the migration process fails, all the customers have to do for failback is just running the original production server and try to move workloads to cloud later."


The importance of cloud migration services


Min explained, "Cloud migration that requires an engineer to manually re-install all software and services individually is highly expensive and time consuming. With ZConverter, however, customers can move their systems easily and conveniently. Although there are many companies offering migration tools, I am willing to bet that ZConverter is the only one that supports all cloud types and heterogeneous environments. Regardless of the system the customer is currently using, we can move it to any cloud the customer wants."

Twinword, a company that has developed a platform that collects, analyzes, and uses big data based on natural language processing technology, was recently ranked among the top seven companies on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.



A member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, Twinword announced on December 8 that it had been designated as an API supplier in the AI solution sector by AWS Marketplace and featured on its main page. 


AWS Marketplace is an online store that helps customers find and purchase the services and software they need to operate their businesses and establish programs.


With the growing focus that Amazon has been placing on its API marketplace (which features operational systems for web service developers and programmers and application program interfaces), Twinword, which specializes in the extraction of contextual data, released 13 APIs on AWS Marketplace, including its automatic topic tagging, word association, and sentiment analysis APIs.


Twinword's language analysis API comprehends and analyzes sentences in two ways: natural language processing technology and the human process of creating associations between words. This API is currently being used to create search engines, online shopping websites, and software that is based on language analysis. Twinword also offers search engine optimization service through "Twinword Ideas," an independently developed API-based keyword research tool.


Twinword CEO Kim Kono said, "According to Forbes, the API market is growing very rapidly, as evidenced by the registration of 16,590 APIs released by companies such as Google and Facebook. Within the past few years, many global corporations, including Oracle, HP, and IBM, have entered the API market. With the increasing interest in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and AI, AWS Marketplace is increasingly focusing on APIs related to AI. The fact that Twinword's API service has been included in Amazon's rankings of top API developers is itself highly significant." Kim went on to add, "It is proof of the general recognition of Twinword in the API market. And as a result, we will soon become a much more active player in the market, which is expected to continue growing."


According to the statistics of RapidAPI, a competitor of AWS Marketplace, Twinword has more members and users than companies such as AlchemyAPI, IBM Watson, and Microsoft.


Kim explained, "It is astonishing that Twinword's API is competitive with those of conglomerates and multinational corporations--in fact, it is currently believed to be even more advanced than many of the APIs of such companies. The fact that Twinword's language analysis API has become so widely used implies that, with the shift to a content-centered structure, users are becoming increasingly interested in tools that accurately analyze how people use language."




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