Future of Cloud Computing in Pakistan

Cloud Computing has become one of the go-to features for businesses to skilfully make use of data management, data storage, and computing power automatically. The data centres for these cloud systems are often scattered across multiple locations. Hence, they provide a wide range of functionalities. 

Though cloud computing offers one of the most comprehensive and reliable solutions to data management & storage. Still, selecting a system has relies upon the management capabilities & security features. Furthermore, the system should be capable of adapting to the newer developments as well as steady elements. Right capital investment within the domain of cloud computing has increased its market share bi-folded in the current year, as compared to previous market values.

A whopping 65% of the total cloud computing market share is owned by a few giants. This includes the big boss Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.

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Advantages of Cloud ComputingAmazon AWS, data visualization, data viz

Let us discover some of the most leading advantages of the cloud computing system and how it can become one of the essential elements for the business of any scale:

  1. Expenditure Cutdown
  2. High Speed
  3. Flexible Capacity
  4. Strategic Edge
  5. Automatic Backup 
  6. Software Integration

Future of Cloud ComputingPakistan Software Exchange Board, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, PSEB

Pakistan is the 25th largest economy across the globe with a population exceeding 200 million mark. Though the infrastructure still lacks to document each of its economic input, with the right strategic approach, Pakistan is all set to become the NEXT Eleven. In collaboration with the BRICS, it is all set to become one of the leading economies in the world. Due to a number of initiatives by the government, the IT exports within Pakistan have been lately seeing large improvements. The results can be attributed to the joint efforts of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Pakistan Software Exchange Board (PSEB) and the Ministry of IT & Telecom (MoIT). Such efforts have paved the way for both local and foreign giants to grasp the market potential and invest passionately. 

Similar to the global rise in adoption of cloud computing technologies, the Pakistani IT industry has played its own fair share, with a boosted rise in 2013 and onwards. By then, the Pakistani mobile industry also stepped in to show steady progress along with a fast-paced acceptance for enterprise cloud systems. 

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Globally Recognized Information Technology Economy

Indeed, Pakistan has become one of the promising and globally recognized growing Information Technology economies. Giants like Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS have made up their place within the local IT industry.

Furthermore, last month the Digital Services shared the news of its collaboration with Google Cloud to bring its services to Pakistan. More than ever, the demand for cloud services in Pakistan is said to be increasing day by day.

With the realization of extra capital investment on owning the IT infrastructure, the companies are shifting towards the adoption of cloud technologies. This has thereby allowed them to develop as well as applications that otherwise would require handling the complex application software. 

Usage of Cloud-based Applications in Pakistan

From telecom, banking, manufacturing, logistics, and manufacturing sectors, even SMEs have started to adopt cloud-based applications, so as to make their solutions impactful & cost-free. For startups, both the supplier and consumer sides are favoring the cloud-supported applications, as a result of which the demand for cloud-based applications & platforms have been in trend.

The huge gap though still persists. Still, different cloud-based platforms are paving their way into the ever-growing IT industry of Pakistan. Be it Oracle, Google Cloud, or Amazon AWS.

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has Joined Hands With Dell Technologies

In the most recent happenings, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has joined hands with Dell Technologies. They introduced the industry-driven Azure Cloud Computing services for the first time ever in Pakistan. This setup will allow the enterprise consumers of PTCL to reach the maximum of their business potential. They can align the technology.

The Azure Stack Hub is an extension of Microsoft Azure. It allows the consumers to avail themselves of flexibility and innovation. This comes with a Cloud Computing technology within their own Cloud infrastructure. This feature will allow the PTCL users to get access to Azure services. It will allow them to use services with or without the availability of the internet. Similar to Azure, the Azure Stack Hub entails similar services. This includes Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). 

On the occasion, Sayyed Muhammad Imran Ali, EVP Digital Services, PTCL shared his thoughts. He shared that PTCL Azure Stack is a definitive step towards embarking on a revolutionary digital journey. This setup will further advance innovation within academic and government institutions. It will spark up the customer experiences for SMEs and enterprises. Thereby allowing them to boost up their growth & capabilities.

REDtone Digital Services (RDS) is All set to Bring the Google Cloud

In similar event, REDtone Digital Services (RDS) is all set to bring the Google Cloud and Educational Technologies within Pakistan. It has become the part of esteemed Google Cloud Partner Advantage program. This initiative will allow the private sector & public organizations, SMEs as well as even startups to have access to various Google services, including Google Workspace, Google Cloud, and Google Education. The company further wishes to extend its services to include Google Cloud certifies sales, pre-sales, as well as support. Also, it further aims to support the startup ecosystem of Pakistan through Google Cloud’s startup program. 

Mahnoor Nadeem, CEO RDS spoke about her views that Pakistan has become the ultimate hub of the digital revolution. The right stance is put forward by our economic and fiscal departments. Therefore, many esteemed organizations are eager to become a part of this ever-blooming IT landscape. She added that becoming a part of their journey to enter Pakistani market is a moment of pride for her!

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