Mar 13, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka Telecom said it had started a cloud computing service branded ‘akaza’ as it deploys high speed broadband internet around the country. “Today, around the globe, high-end enterprises, private and public institutions, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and micro businesses tap into cloud computing to lower their costs and increase productivity,” group chief executive Lalith de Silva said in a statement.
“We see a huge potential in this area coupled with SLT’s superior broadband connectivity¦”
SLT said the firms using its ‘akaza’ platform will not have to invest in large servers, data centres, expensive software as well as technical staff, allowing them to focus on core business and reduce capital expenditure.
The firm offers infrastructure-as-a-service (IAAS) platform that provides shared computing power to customers, with data centres in two locations.
SLT said dedicated firewalls and load balancers are in place to assure security and distribute traffic among customers’ dedicated cloud servers.
SLT set up a team of experts to provide 24 hour customer support.
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