Bangladesh to avail sovereign-hosted cloud services
DHAKA, Dec 21, 2021 (BSS) - Bangladesh Data Center Company Limited
(BDCCL), the state-run data storage and the disaster recovery services
provider, has selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Dedicated Region
[email protected] to provide sovereign-hosted cloud services to the government.
The initiative, led by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Division, is aimed at accelerating the country towards its goal of becoming a
"knowledge-based economy" by extending the use of secure, sovereign-hosted,
enterprise-class cloud and digital technologies to the various government
agencies and ministries, said a press release here today.
According to the release, the government's "Digital Bangladesh" vision
aims to leverage technology to help the country achieve its sustainable
development goals, create employment for all, and move Bangladesh towards a
To achieve the target, the government has 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
State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said, "The deployment of a
focused, locally delivered and highly secure 'government cloud' will
accelerate our progress towards Digital Bangladesh - nothing like this
With the next-generation, enterprise-class cloud powered by Oracle Cloud
Infrastructure Dedicated Region [email protected], 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".
Senior Secretary of the ICT Division and Chairman of BDCCL NM Zeaul Alam
said, "Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Dedicated Region [email protected] will make
it easier for government entities to securely move to the next stage of their
Noting that many government agencies, including power, energy, and land,
are using various Oracle offerings, he said, having a local cloud environment
that is a perfect match for moving sensitive data to the cloud, giving access
to the complete range of Oracle cloud applications that offers a platform for
cloud-native innovation, will give government a cost-effective route to
deploying modern services for government and citizens.
Managing Director of the BDCCL Abu Sayeed Chowdhury said, "By having Oracle
Cloud Infrastructure Dedicated Region [email protected] in the world's 7th
largest Uptime Institute Certified Tier IV National Data Center delivered by
BDCCL, we are now ready to offer more than 75 services of IaaS, PaaS and
This will help accelerate and secure the future success of Digital
Bangladesh, the fulfillment of the vision by 2041 and help Bangladesh lead
the way in the 4th Industrial Revolution, he added.
Managing Director of Oracle Bangladesh Rubaba Dowla said, "We are excited
to work with BDCCL under ICT Division and to continue to build our strong
relationship with the government, making cloud innovation more accessible to
government with superior security, infrastructure, performance and
The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Dedicated Region [email protected] will be
hosted within the world's 7th largest 'Tier IV National Data Center' at the
Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City in Kaliakair of Gazipur district.