Syed Amin ul Haq, the Federal Minister for Information and Technology, launched the National Information Technology Board’s (NITB) first-ever data center on Tuesday.
The ‘Staging Environment’ data centre cost Rs. 330 million to construct. It consists of eight data servers with a 500-terabyte storage capacity.
Today, the Federal Minister for IT & Telecom Syed Amin ul Haque inaugurated the Staging Environment at National IT Board Islamabad. Syed Amin ul Haque appreciated the efforts of the @NationalITBoard . Federal Secretary for IT & Telecom, Dr. Sohail Rajput, was also present there. pic.twitter.com/tmxxcp0ASJ— National Information Technology Board (@NationalITBoard) February 1, 2022
The IT Minister stated during the event that the state-of-the-art data center was built to meet cyber security needs.
“Under this programme, the NITB will assist in the establishment of safe testing facilities, where government institutions’ websites, mobile applications, and web portals can be tested,” stated the minister.
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Previously, the National Technology Council (NTC) or a third party would test applications and web portals.
According to him, the NITB centre has minimized the potential of data leaks or hacking.
“With cutting-edge technology and meticulous attention to detail, NITB’s data centre provides highly secure and effective solutions that meet the data security needs of ministries.”
The data center services ensure a secure physical and technical infrastructure that safeguards the most confidential and vital data from all types of internal and external security threats,” he added.
Furthermore, it enables ministries to recover programmes and data in the aftermath of various mishaps, as well as to recover lost data utilizing powerful tools and technologies, he noted.