Telenor Pakistan and Alibaba Cloud Offer a Smarter Cloud Solution

A few weeks ago, leading public companies announced their financials for H1 2019, which were astonishing compared to hardware manufacturers who have been ruling the data center industry for the past four decades. In fact, most of Microsoft's profits came from Azure Cloud, while Amazon's profits have been driven by AWS (Amazon Web Services). With the rise of cloud computing, it's easy to see that the public cloud is bound to become a global phenomenon, with Pakistan included as well.

There are two types of cloud services: private cloud and public cloud. Private cloud service is an ‘on-premises' data management system, which is controlled and handled by the company itself via the intranet. It is beneficial if the company already has expensive data centers however, it requires extensive management, maintenance, and hardware replacement.

On the other hand, public cloud outsources data management to another company which is beneficial since the maintenance costs and server management is handled by the cloud service provider, ensuring high security of data.

With impressive developments in the digital ecosystem over the past few years, public cloud service providers have moved beyond core computing services and are delivering services that companies need to stay agile and continue growing. Market analysis has shown a significant appetite for cloud computing in Pakistan. It is a complete paradigm shift that, if adhered to by all types and sizes of businesses, will prove to be substantially beneficial at almost no cost.

Cloud computing offers unlimited solutions and can effectively meet the technical requirements of all sorts of companies. While local cloud companies are offering virtual servers at a fixed or variable cost which is much higher than international cloud offerings, Pakistan's partnership with Cloud offers services that are agile, elastic, secure, cost-competitive, and above all in compliance with international standards.

Through Telenor Pakistan's public cloud services, payments are simplified to be made in rupees while providing direct support from Alibaba Cloud on consultancy and other services. There are also discounts offered on bundled services on an annual subscription. To top it off, Telenor Pakistan has a team of certified cloud experts who can provide pre-migration consulting as well as managed service support as per organizational needs.

Within the public cloud, only specific services are paid for which companies use and nothing beyond that. Telenor Pakistan's Public Cloud ensures payment models based on international standards that include flexible hourly payment, fixed monthly subscription, and discounted annual payment terms.

These services aim to bridge gaps such as the need to have physical data centers to ensure that the Pakistani technological market receives a true value-driven cloud experience.

In this era, analog or hardware-based systems are being replaced by soft-technologies. This transition has a multitude of benefits with cost reduction, ease of use, a variety of options, efficiency, resource savings, ease in creation and development, and much more. Developing and emerging economies are greatly benefiting from digital technologies and cloud storage is the reason behind this.

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