PTCL is going to get aggressive with hosting business as well. This is evident from its recently announced data center facility in Karachi.
PTCL has been offering web hosting and domain registration service since long, however, it didn’t show the seriousness the way it is demonstrating now.
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Tough time ahead for local web hosting companies, given that PTCL can manage billing so easily through its already running landline billing system. It merits mentioning here that Pakistani consumer is usually troubled due to in-availability of credit cards – a must have to buy hosting and domains from hosting companies.
Below is the PR for PTCL data center facility.
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL) has launched the largest data center in Pakistan, the first of which will be located in Karachi.
This data center is engineered using the same rigid specifications, consistent with international standards and data center certification bodies and is enabled with technologies that proactively manages an enterprise’ mission-critical applications for predictable and continuous performance.
The PTCL Data Center is protected from intrusion and failure with multi-layered security, fail-safe redundancy, diversity measures, and rapid response recovery measures.
Talking about the data center, Senior Executive Vice President South Karachi, PTCL Abdullah Yousaf, said that PTCL’s investment in these type of services underscores its commitment to the rapidly expanding ICT sector in Pakistan and highlights the rapidly growing demand in this market who turn to PTCL for integrated hosting and network solutions, allowing them to focus on their core business. PTCL is making these investments on behalf of the business community of Pakistan, so that our customers can focus their resources on their core businesses, entrusting PTCL to provide what we do best – ICT.
The new center is directly connected to PTCL’s global MPLS backbone to offer a rich portfolio of hosting solutions with unparalleled network performance and features. PTCL offers capabilities designed to deliver greater efficiencies for hosting customers through the use of technologies such as storage on demand, processing on demand, business continuity and disaster recovery, all of which are integrated with PTCL network services.
Senior Executive Vice President, Commercial, Naveed Saeed while highlighting the importance of data centre stated that the aim is to provide business enterprises in Pakistan a reliable, responsive and resilient infrastructure to suit the their needs. The data center is designed and built to accommodate an enterprise’ IT equipment and software in a secure, managed and climatically controlled environment. The bottom-line is to benefit our customers in terms of cost-effectiveness, efficiency of processes and scalability of needs.
PTCL is the only unified service provider in Pakistan and is able to service all enterprise segments with a comprehensive portfolio of products including fiber optic and wireless connectivity, MPLS, VPN, Managed and Hosted technology solutions. And now with PTCL’s data centre, a tailor made accommodation for an enterprise’ application processing environment together with appropriate connectivity to the fully redundant self healing optical fiber network backbone, a much higher level of security and technology support to an enterprises’ mission critical operations is being offered.