Bespin Global helped the Korean government build and operate a national online education platform for 5 million students during the Covid-19 pandemic in just two weeks.
Gartner has recently published a report, How CSPs (Communications Service Providers) Can Use Cloud to Gain a Competitive Advantage — Lessons From the Pandemic, featuring Bespin Global, Zoom Video Communications, and NetFoundry as three representative CSP product leaders that helped companies and countries get through the pandemic by leveraging cloud technology.
Bespin Global set up South Korea’s national online education platform in just two weeks, supporting more than 5 million concurrent users at peak hours. This was a 540-time increase of concurrent users in less than a month. The two online learning platforms—run by two agencies under The Ministry of Education— were on separate cloud platforms: Microsoft Azure and Naver Business Platform.
To make this possible, Bespin Global drew on its experience with past projects to improve the online platforms’ performance.
- Downgrade the resolution of the video data to reduce the traffic load
- Increase the number of servers to relieve the single sign-on (SSO) bottleneck
- Tune the databases to support a large number of concurrent users
- Use CDN to accelerate content distribution
The report also mentions that Bespin Global is “among the earliest cloud MSPs in South Korea, and has built significant expertise and experience deploying large or complex projects on multiple cloud providers, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Alibaba Cloud,” and also stated that “Bespin is a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide.” (How CSPs Can Use Cloud to Gain a Competitive Advantage — Lessons From the Pandemic, To Chee Eung, Amresh Nandan, 20 October 2020, Gartner)