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Bangladesh Launches First Government Cloud with Oracle

Bangladesh has taken a big step in managing its data by launching its very own government cloud. Spearheaded by the Bangladesh Data Center Company Ltd (BDCCL), the country’s first sovereign government cloud is now up and running.

This initiative, in collaboration with global cloud services leader Oracle, aims to keep nationally critical data within Bangladesh’s borders.


Ensuring Data Sovereignty and Security

The newly launched cloud system, called Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud at Customer, is hosted from servers set up by Oracle at BDCCL’s facility in Gazipur’s Kaliakoir. This move allows Bangladesh to control its cloud infrastructure and data, meeting digital sovereignty requirements. With high levels of security in place, critical national security, e-governance, and essential services like health and social services can now be managed within the country’s borders. US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter D Haas and Oracle Country Managing Director Rubaba Dowla were among the key speakers at the launch event. They emphasized the importance of data security and sovereignty.


Government’s Focus on Digital Innovation

State Minister for Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak highlighted the significance of data in today’s digital age, calling it the “new currency.” He stressed the importance of scaling sustainable digital solutions for the benefit of all citizens.

Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman F Rahman also expressed the government’s commitment to embracing new technologies like artificial intelligence, which will bring drastic changes to the world.

With a cloud-first approach, governments can enhance efficiency, scalability, and cost-effectiveness in a secure manner, said Garrett Ilg, executive vice president and general manager for Japan and Asia Pacific of Oracle.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Dedicated Region offers Bangladesh a comprehensive cloud solution within its own data center. This enables the government to modernize applications, accelerate innovation, and address data sovereignty needs effectively.

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