PTCL Launches Cloud Services in Pakistan

PTCL-CloudPTCL has become the third major player in the country to offer cloud services to SMEs and large sized enterprises.

While there is no major or official mention of the cloud solutions from PTCL’s side, company’s dedicated website for cloud services is already up and live.

In collaboration with Viper technologies, PTCL is currently offering dedicated servers, disaster recovery services, file hosting and messaging and collaboration services on its cloud.

PTCL says that it can offer cloud computing solutions from its data centre facilities located in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.

It maybe recalled that PTCL recently announced its agreement with Allama Iqbal Open University for provision of its cloud services. Moreover, it is said that government of Pakistan has locked a deal with PTCL to get its e-governance project running on PTCL’s cloud services.

Given the fact that PTCL has already got two (highly paying) clients, we are not sure about the quality of services that PTCL will offer to small and medium sized businesses. However, their plans for dedicated public/private servers are quite interesting.

Have a look at server plans below:

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P.S. Prices mentioned here do no include network bandwidth, for which you will be charged extra based on your bandwidth needs.

Plans for file cloud hosting and disaster recovery services are competitive too – with respect to local market.

Businesses operating in the country can get a good proposition for hosting their websites with-in the country, which will not only bring them better ping rates but also an increased trust factor. However, online portals like us – with major Pakistani audience – will have to see the quality of service, support, security and uptime before actually singing-up with local cloud solutions.

Visit PTCL’s cloud website here: http://ptclcloud.com.pk, which seems inspired by RapidCompute, Cybernet’s cloud services, especially the cloud calculator. Go and check yourself.

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