The Kingdom of Bhutan opens first government data center

April 8, 2017

The Kingdom of Bhutan has opened a 2,500 square foot (232 sq m) data center at the Bhutan Innovation and Technology Centre in the Thimphu TechPark. The facility, designed to Tier II standards, already has 22 government services running on it including civil registration and finance procurement systems. The services take up 60 percent of the current storage capacity of 50 terabytes.

“From a technology standpoint, GDC supports mobility, provisioning on demand, scalability, virtualization and the flexibility to respond to fast-changing operational situations,” Department of IT and Telecom (DITT) project officer Nidup Gyeltshen told national paper Kuensel.

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