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Ministry of Finance launches ‘MoF Private Cloud’ at GITEX

Ministry of Finance launches ‘MoF Private Cloud’ at GITEX

In line with its commitment to provide the latest and global leading technology solutions to develop its government financial work, and adhering with information security, best practices, policies and procedures; the Ministry of Finance (MoF) launched a new technology ‘MoF Private Cloud’ (IaaS), during its participation in GITEX Technology Week 2016. ‘MoF Private Cloud’ provides a secure IT infrastructure, with minimal intervention from operators and system administrators.

The ‘MoF Private Cloud’ was launched at the main stand of the federal government in GITEX Technology Week 2016, in the presence of HE Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary of MoF; HE Musabah Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary for Support Services Sector at MoF; and a number of heads of departments and officials from the Ministry.

HE Younis Haji Al Khoori stressed the Ministry’s commitment to adopt the latest IT models to enhance government services as per the high quality standards. HE Al Khoori added: “The Ministry continues to develop its services by offering a government platform with high standards of security and safety. The Ministry follows the latest tech developments, starting its ICT innovation journey in 1960 with the development of the mainframe, followed by the central servers leading up to today’s cloud computing. This new concept of data centre is built on a fully virtualized software and cloud infrastructure that integrates self-service provisioning and automated management.”

The cloud delivers a wide range of benefits including raising the quality and speed of IT services, promoting artificial intelligence, fully automated infrastructure based on best international standards, as well as the ability to serve and manage multiple environments. This technology works on improving government work efficiency, by decreasing operational cost and capital, adopting the economics of virtualisation technology, applying information infrastructure to keep pace with changes in the business sector, contributing in controlling IT and network segmentation, in addition to automating policies, policy automation and regulation of information security to reduce period of crash and provide maximum protection.