21 Dec 2021, 18:58

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 
Cloud@Customer 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 
developed economy. 

  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 
currently exists". 

  With the next-generation, enterprise-class cloud powered by Oracle Cloud 
Infrastructure Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer, 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 Cloud@Customer will make 
it easier for government entities to securely move to the next stage of their 
cloud-enabled transformation". 

   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 Cloud@Customer 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 Cloud@Customer 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.