The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has launched its Data Centre and Cloud Computing Services, the launching ceremony for which was held at the Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore, said a statement issued by the board today.
This marks the establishment of the Government’s first Public cloud by PITB.
The PITB cloud will offer all required services of a Tier-III (Intl. Standard) compliant Data Centre to host applications and services of public and private sector at the Arfa Software Technology Park Data Centre.
During the event a detailed description was given to the attendees regarding the technological features, services, and benefits of cloud computing.
The cloud computing services project, which is named “Cloud for Everyone”, offers public and private sector four packages VPS Hosting, Hosted Exchange, Sharepoint Hosting and Website Hosting.
All plans come on Windows platform. 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, says the statement.
Following are monthly charges for hosted solutions with PITB Cloud:
PITB claims that its data centre offer:
- Redundant infrastructure
- Centralize Repository.
- Co-location services.
- Up to 10Gig Network Connectivity
- Flexible use of Network services
- Public cloud services
- Secure and highly available webhosting services.
- Powerful modeling of the infrastructure.
- Highly available, reliable and secure quality services.
- One window operation for the support services.
- 24/7 availability of efficient technical support Services.
- Reduced operational Costs
- Availability of Value added services.
- Disaster recovery and business continuity assurance.
- Self Service Portal
You can visit PITB Cloud Services’ website here: http://cloud.pitb.gov.pk/
Speaking at the event PITB Chairman Dr. Umar Saif commented, “PITB is working to foster a culture of innovation in Punjab for economic prosperity. In this regard the PITB Public cloud and Data Center services will offer a secure and reliable environment for hosting and will bring the Punjab Government’s IT infrastructure to new technological heights.”
Punjab Government has taken this step in order to provide world class IT facilities to small and large businesses and public institutions. They can all opt for data centre facilities to manage their IT operations as part of streamlining and running their businesses efficiently.