STAFF REPORT LHR: The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has recently launched its Data Centre and Cloud Computing Services at a ceremony held at the Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore.

This marks the establishment of the Government’s first public cloud by PITB that will offer all required services of a Tier-III compliant Data Centre to host applications and services of public and private sector at this 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 diverse packages VPS Hosting, Hosted Exchange, Sharepoint Hosting 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.

Speaking at the event, PITB Chairman Dr. Umar Saif said, “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.”

The provincial government has taken this step in order to provide world class IT facilities to small and large businesses and public institutions.

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