Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in collaboration with National ICT R&D Fund Co and PLUMgrid arranged an awareness session on Cloud Computing/Openstake here at PTA Headquarters. Chairman PTA Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, senior officers of PTA, representatives from Industry and academia attended the session.
Chairman PTA said on the occasion that PTA is focusing on creating awareness on upcoming technologies for the benefits of the economy. Cloud computing is being used to store large data in developed world hence providing new opportunities for the young technology experts. CEO National ICT R&D fund Co Mr. Asif Roomi pledged support for the project.
On this occasion, Dr. Affan A. Syed, Director Engineering PLUMgrid gave a presentation to the participants on cloud computing. PLUMgrid is a leading SDN/OpenStack networking provider with experience in delivering OpenStack trainings. It arranged this session to create awareness for a set of training workshops to be conducted in Pakistan over the next 12 months in different cities.
Open Stack is a project that provides a suite of open-source software and APIs to manage cloud setup, orchestration of its components, dynamic monitoring and control of any private cloud. He said that this project takes an open-source view to allow innovation, and the OpenStack foundation pushes aggressively to support several different implementations of its core components to prevent vendor lock-in.