Recently, Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) had launched its Data Centre and Cloud Computing Services for both public and private sector in Karachi. This is the first public cloud service by the government of Pakistan under the PITB. The PITB will be offering all required services of a Tier-III with an international standard compliant Data Centre and Cloud Computing that will host applications and services of both public and private sector at the Arfa Software Technology Park Data Centre.
The cloud computing services project has been named Cloud for Everyone. It offers customized and on demand packages of VPS hosting, hosted exchange, sharepoint and website hosting. Those IT companies and businesses which are interested in getting these services of hosting, including start-ups, can get these at affordable prices. With the applications of cloud computing, IT businesses will get better infrastructure needed to step into modern technology.
Cloud computing is now the leading information technology and it is a welcome move from PITB to introduce the technology for Pakistani businesses in the IT sector. Through this, a culture of innovation and economic prosperity can be brought to Pakistan. It will help SMEs to bring their businesses up to date.