PITB Launches Data Centre and Cloud Computing Services

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PITB_Cloud_ServicesThe 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:

Website Hosting:


VPS Hosting:


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.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK

  • sameer

    bari meherbani :P

  • Wonderful step forward!

  • basheer

    where the data will go if it rains?

    • abdus


    • Mash

      Agar Cloud Afghanistan chla gya aur Taliban ke hathey lag gya to……..Data ka kia baney ga !!!!!! :D ;)

  • Hammad

    Progress is always welcome in Pakistan. Keep it up.

  • Waiting for linux hosting

    • Salman Abbas

      Yup. Windows? Seriously?

    • O yes, who goes for windows one. lolx.. Where is my PHP support, Zend framework etc, which i would only find linux hosting.

  • shukar hai, Pakistan ne b koi cheez bana to li. Should offer some free service also. Thank you

  • lazyboss

    So now parlimentarians can own a website… who is the GOD FATHER for this badal ?

  • Saeed

    Nice step but they should provide some detail information for the data center infrastructure.

  • Pata nai kitna challay. I am talking maintenance here. Yeh nah ho keh kuch aarsay baad down hi chala jayay. Can’t trust any paki services for now atleast.

  • ALI

    For some unknown reason whenever i open this site my cpu usage bar goes to 100%.
    I use Firefox 4.0 with 7 or 8 add ons including adblock plus on an old
    2.8 Ghz Intel Original. Any suggestion guys other than buying a new PC?

  • PAK BASED datacenters ? :o wow what will be the bandwidth on vps

  • Hassan Latif

    it’s good but what about electricity shortage in Pakistan ? What’s the port speed ? What’s the bandwidth ? Unfortunately if any of our IP address blacklisted (more than 80% IPs from Pakistan are blacklisted in SBLs/RBLs) then who can help us to delist from those authorities ? I just can say it’d be owned by some private companies rather than Government. Just because all Govt. Admins are just rubbish.