National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) signed a contract with IBM for “Establishment of Data Recovery Center (DRC) for National Data Center, at Lahore” on 9th July, 2019. The establishment of DRC being essential requirement in the industry will not only provide redundancy which will ensure continuity of services and minimize loss of data in case outage. This facility will also add more security and advance features to the data center related services being provided to the Government and public sector Organization.
The Government is keen to digitalize the country for enhancing the efficiency and transparency which are required for good governance. On the instructions of Ministry of IT, NTC is taking initiatives for facilitating with secure and reliable data services to the federal government and other public sector organizations. As a policy provision, the Government is discouraging the establishment of silo IT infrastructure to avoid duplication and wastage of resources.
Brig ® Viqar Rashid Khan, MD NTC on the signing ceremony expressed that NTC is making all out efforts to facilitate its valuable customers with quality ICT Services in terms of reliability /continuity and remains abreast with the evolving market. He further highlighted that no one can deny the importance of security of Government data and is the need of the hour especially under potential cyber threat. Engr. Miraj Gul, CTO NTC illuminated the details of newly planned DRC and explained that the project will minimize disruption of services and loss of precious data.
The Country Head of M/s IBM Pakistan also spoke on the occasion and showed his resolve to work closely with NTC for successful completion of the project and long term business relations.