- NITRA has finalised a plan to host its technology 2021 on Thursday, May 27
- This was announced by the forum's chairman, Chike Onwuegbuchi, via a statement
- Onwuegbuchi said the gathering would allow the stakeholders to brainstorm on the future of the industry
The Nigerian industry stakeholders have revealed a plan to gather in Lagos on Thursday, May 27, to discuss the future of cloud hosting services in the country.
Legit.ng reports that the gathering would be hosted by the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA).
In a statement issued by the chairman of NITRA, Chike Onwuegbuchi, and seen by Legit.ng, the event has received backing from the nation’s information technology regulator, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); the cloud services operator, Cloudflex and premier data center operator, Rackcenter.
The forum, which would be chaired by the chief executive officer, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), Muhammed Rudman, has its theme as: “Achieving 30% growth in local cloud hosting By 2024."
The gathering would x-ray the growth potentials, challenges and benefits of hosting Cloud services and data centers locally, adding that it would also look at policies and regulations around the sub-sector.
Commending the partners for their support of the event and passion for the growth of technology in Nigeria, the NITRA chairman, Onwuegbuchi, noted that over the years, the country has been grappling with the need to secure its data and further boost local content in all sectors of the economy.
He noted that key stakeholders are concerned about how the sector is faring in this area, and how it can achieve local hosting of our sensitive data.
Onwuegbuchi also insists that growth in every facet of the nation’s economy should be inside-out.
“Specifically, the forum will offer Cloud service companies, data infrastructure companies and other stakeholders, opportunities to reach out to their target market with solutions that address their challenges and needs."
NITDA is the clearinghouse for all IT projects and infrastructural development in the country while Rack Centre is a carrier-neutral Tier III Constructed Facility Certified data centre that focuses solely on providing best-in-class data centre colocation services and unrestricted interconnect between carriers and customers.
CloudFlex Computing Limited is Nigeria's leading Enterprise local cloud service provider.
The company is based on the principle of developing and delivering top-of-the-line Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions to meet the need of our existing and prospective clients.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the network providers in Nigeria lost about N1.1 billion to the ban on sim card registration which fell between December 2020 and April this year.
It was reported that in an estimated calculation, it was discovered that for about 10 months of last year, MTN Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria, Globacom and 9mobile jointly recorded about 2.32 million subscribers.