SLT launches national cloud, Akaza
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) launched the country's National Cloud, Akaza,
raising the bar in cloud computing in Sri Lanka.
Akaza provides end-to-end cloud computing services enabling business
organisations with enhanced agility, quick service delivery and cost
efficiencies while providing maximum ROI and improved scalability.
At the launch of Akaza
Akaza's technology integrates all its cloud services including IaaS,
STaaS, PaaS, DaaS, SaaS and CaaS with the business management platform
of corporate enterprises. Effectively, a gamut of services ranging from
infrastructure to software can be accessed by a self-service catalogue
online, centralising user management.
The need for manual intervention in the form of technical support for
provision of services has become obsolete thereby empowering the user.
Akaza cloud hosted locally in SLT's state-of the art Data Centre can
be used to store and access data by remote means.
Group Chief Executive Officer of SLT, Dileepa Wijesundera said, "Akaza
Cloud solutions provide the next generation of computing facilities to
match increasing globalisation and performance needs of businesses."
"Akaza Cloud solutions will definitely empower valued enterprise
clients to focus on strategic directives of their core business by
minimising their daily fire-fights on hardware, software, infrastructure
and applications to help broaden their business horizons," he said.
"Customers could exploit the new digital economy by exposing software
and services via the cloud to their end users and customers,"
Akaza Cloud Portal helps SLT to build a 100% fully automated
orchestration system which can orchestrate hardware infrastructure to
third party multi or single tenanted software application vendors.
The portal or the CPBM hosts product catalogues for each product
category including infrastructure, software and storage. Once a customer
is logged in to the portal he can view all his subscriptions, billing
information and the health of the services.
Akaza is flexible and scalable, enabling customers to scale their