Bangladesh Data Center Company Limited (BDCCL), the Bangladesh government-owned data storage and disaster recovery services provider, has selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Dedicated Region Cloud @Customer to provide sovereign-hosted cloud services to the Bangladesh government.
The initiative, led by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division, aims to accelerate the country towards its goal of building knowledge-based economy by extending the use of secure, sovereign-hosted, enterprise-class cloud and digital technologies to the various government agencies and ministries.
To achieve the goal of a digital Bangladesh the government recognized the need to increase the availability of sovereign-hosted cloud services to support the various critical systems driving government, particularly for secure workloads in National Security, e-governance, e-filing, health, human services, and other departments, and government agencies dealing with sensitive data of Bangladesh.
The Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer will enable BDCCL to run its entire IT portfolio on cloud infrastructure and have physical control of infrastructure and data, ensuring that Government users meet the most demanding data sovereignty requirements.
State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said that the adoption of digital technologies is of crucial importance for our country’s advancement. Locally delivered and highly secure government cloud will accelerate our progress towards Digital Bangladesh – nothing like this currently exists, he said.
We can accelerate the modernization of key government activities such as e-voting, e-health service, e-filing, virtual courts, e-judiciary, and so on. At the same time, we can provide significant cost benefits to the government entities that will be able to bring robust, secure new applications and services online quickly, cost-effectively, he added
Managing Director of Oracle Bangladesh Rubaba Dowla said, there is flourishing domestic and regional market demand for sovereign hosted, enterprise-class cloud capabilities. Already, the Government of Bangladesh has made robust investments in large-scale technology-based projects, digitizing airports, initiating smart grid projects, and commencing digital connectivity projects, among others.
“We are excited to work with BDCCL under ICT Division and to continue to build our strong relationship with government, making cloud innovation more accessible to government with superior security, infrastructure, performance and reliability,” she said
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer will be hosted from Tier IV National Data Center located at the Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City in Kaliakair in Dhaka.