DURBAN – The State Information Technology Agency (Sita) has launched the largest government cloud infrastructure in the world.
The cloud is owned by the government of South Africa and run and managed by Sita. The celebration took place with implementing partners Gijima, Huawei and IBM.
Government’s private cloud, defined as “an ecosystem of different clouds”, is for exclusive access by government departments.
Sita chief executive Dr Setumo Mohapi, talked about how Sita’s mandate had always been about making life easier for all South Africans. He said: "How do we use technology to optimise the use of technology in public services – enabling citizens to realise their rights smoothly through technology?"
Cloud computing is widely acknowledged as key to driving South Africa’s journey through the fourth industrial revolution.