Galaxy Backbone, Zadara to boost business growth through Cloud Computing


The Galaxy Backbone (GBB) and Zadara Cloud Services are determined to boost business growth in Nigeria’s public and private sectors by adopting Cloud Services as a key element.


The Managing Director of GBB, Professor  Muhammad Abubakar, made this known in Abuja during a webinar organized by the Agency in collaboration with Zadara Cloud Services, a cloud computing company based in California, USA.


The webinar, which centered on Cloud Services for Public and Private organizations in Nigeria, had as theme, “Cloud Services and The Journey Towards A Digital Economy: Opportunities For Business Growth”.


Abubakar said that the GBB’s Art Tier III Datacentre, Network Management Centre and Security Operations Centre will ensure that a growing number of clients adopt a cloud environment that is custom fit for them.


“They are rest assured that they are working with an organization committed to helping them deliver great services to their own customers in a safe and secure environment.


“We have evolved greatly in the last two years. We have re-engineered our operations to deliver a more efficient and effective service.


“We are also consistently investing in our people so that they are motivated to put out their best foot forward when engaging with you.


“We are closely listening to our customers and forming partnerships and collaborations like you see here today with Zadara in order to meet the changing needs of our clients and consistently remain relevant to you,”  he said.


He, however, said that GBB had laid high speed fibre connectivity infrastructure across 13 States of the country under the first phase of the National Information Communications Technology Infrastructure Backbone (NICTIB) project.


He was optimistic that in the next two years, the agency would have added over 19 more States to complete the project and connect the whole country, providing connectivity and cloud services across board.


On his part, the Regional Director, Zadara, S.EMEA and LATAM, Mr Tal Rotem,  assured of a good working relationship with the GBB by getting customers and prospective clients from the public and private sectors to create value in the digital space.


Rotem, in his presentation, explained that Zadara delivered enterprise grade cloud services, computer networking and storage in an agile model, with 24/7 expert management in order to focus on customers.


He also explained that Zadara’s Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) could be configured and re-configured on the fly for any storage workload, adding that it was a single storage solution for any data type, any protocol and adjust on demand.


“The zCompute allows you to operate from anywhere to anywhere in 300 global locations on premises, at colocation facilities, service providers and in public clouds.


“We design and patent our technology. We operate it on your behalf. We are so confident in this unique combination that we guarantee your uptime or we will pay you back.


“This  will  help us get our customers and prospective clients from the public and private sectors to start thinking of moving the applications to a cloud environment to optimise their business and create more value,” Rotem said.


Meanwhile, Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mr. Kashifu Inuwa, noted that Nigeria’s Cloud Computing Policy encouraged a cloud-first strategy in the Federal Government.

Mr. Kashifu Inuwa, Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

According to him, its goals are to ensure a significant increase in the adoption of Cloud Computing among Ministries, Departments,  Agencies (MDAs) and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by 2024.


“It will also provide digital-enabled services to the government and ignite growth in Cloud Computing investments. At the same time, the Guidelines for Nigerian Content Development in ICT offers guidelines for the hosting of all sovereign data within Nigeria.


“It aims to drive the required investments and build capacities for indigenous providers to thrive. Aligning your initiatives with these two essential regulatory instruments will enable you to create and capture tremendous value in cloud computing services,”  Inuwa said.


He also promised to align the implementation of the Nigerian Cloud Computing Policy (NCCP) with the Guidelines for Nigerian Content Development in ICT to support Galaxy Backbone Limited (GBB) in its partnership with the cloud services & storage partner, Zadara.


The Galaxy Backbone (GBB) and Zadara Cloud Services are committed to providing excellent services to growing customers as they establish more partnerships in the public and private sectors.

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