Amazon enters Pakistan for web services


After registering a local office called Amazon Data Services Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd., Amazon is forming a team for Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Pakistan to adopt cloud computing.

The move comes two weeks after the technology company disrupted worldwide. Completely affecting parts of the United States and Pakistan.

According to the SECP database, the Pakistan office headed by Paul Andrew McPherson. The CEO is accompanied by Shoaib Munir.

Speaking on condition of anonymity. An Amazon spokesman said the technology leader currently looking for a public policy expert for Pakistan. Who instructed to adopt the AWS cloud computing solution.

In the case of AWS in Pakistan, the State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) “Framework on Risk Management in IT Governance and Financial Institutions” directed banks to use cloud computing technology under this condition. The system and service providers will be located simultaneously in Pakistan. All physical servers and services. Under this rule, AWS required to set up its own data center and cloud server in the country.

According to Pakistan’s e-commerce policy framework, the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications is in the process of formulating Pakistan’s first cloud policy, while the draft Data Protection Act is at an advanced stage of consultation. The latter draft, which also belongs to Amazon, addresses issues related to data protection in e-commerce.

AWS hopes to work with relevant government departments in Pakistan to develop and review policies related to the digital economy, including Cloud First policies, data protection regulations, outsourcing guidelines, cyber security. Includes policies, tax policy, and higher regulations. He will also actively engage with key policy makers, politicians and influential people.



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