Tuesday, January 08, 2013

PITB Launchs Data Centre and Cloud Computing Service in Karachi

Tuesday, January 08, 2013
The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has launched its Data Centre and Cloud Computing Services for public and private sector, the launching ceremony was held at the Sheraton Hotel, Karachi. This marks the establishment of the Government’s first Public cloud by PITB. The PITB will offer all required services of a Tier-III (Intl. Standard) compliant Data Centre and cloud computing to host applications and services of public and private sector at the Arfa Software Technology Park Data Centre.

The cloud computing services project, which is named “Cloud for Everyone”, offers customized and on demand packages of VPS Hosting, Hosted Exchange, Sharepoint and Website Hosting. These services have the capability to cater hosting and IT needs of well established businesses as well as start-ups at an affordable price range. PITB Public cloud and Data Center services will help business to have a secure and reliable IT infrastructure. 

Dr. Jawaid A. Ghani former Chairman PITB graced the event and appreciated the efforts made by PITB towards the development of IT industry in Pakistan. He commented that such initiatives will bring a culture of innovation in Pakistan for economic prosperity and will help SMEs to bring their business to new technological heights. During the event, Project Director, Mr. Sajjad Ghani presented a detailed description to the attendees regarding the technological features, services and benefits of cloud computing.

PITB has taken this step in order to provide world class IT facilities to small and large businesses and public institutions. They can opt for data centre facilities to manage their IT operations as part of streamlining and running their businesses efficiently.

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