government cloud

Pakistan public IT infrastructure is going to see a major new update as National Telecommunications Corporation (NTC) has signed an agreement with VMware Inc, a leading innovator in enterprise software to develop the country’s first government cloud.

Cloud storage in layman terms is a model of data storage where people can store their data digitally which in actuality is placed on different physical servers which in the case of consumers are owned by different hosting companies.

According to NTC, this agreement will them to modernize the country’s public-sector IT infrastructure and will allow them to further expand the government’s capabilities in cloud adoption, enable greater innovation and easier access to cloud-based services, and deliver better and faster digital services for citizens.

As part of the government’s Digital Pakistan Initiative, NTC first signed the MOU with VMware back in September 2017 which enabled NTC to test VMware software to accelerate digital transformation within the public sector.

According to the recent agreement, VMware will empower NTC to set up a government cloud that delivers Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions.

These services are meant to offer flexibility, agility to scale and mobility, designed to assist with minimal downtime and adequate back-up in the event of man-made or natural disasters.

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