SLT and John Keells IT to unveil Cloud technology | Sunday Observer

SLT and John Keells IT to unveil Cloud technology

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT), Microsoft, and John Keells IT (JKIT) will collectively unveil Microsoft’s Cloud technology – Microsoft Azure Stack in Sri Lanka.

Azure Stack is an extension of the Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform — providing a clear road map to the best hybrid cloud experience for businesses in the country. This will be one of the core innovations to help our customers.

The three companies will explore joint development of cloud solutions on Azure Stack to support customers with specific use cases to satisfy regulatory requirements and for requirements at the edge including SLT’s content-streaming services.

“The benefits of cloud computing have been difficult to achieve for organizations that are not ready yet to place data and applications in the public cloud,” said Chief Executive Officer, Sri Lanka Telecom, Kirthi Perera.

“Azure Stack is an extension of Azure, bringing the agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to on-premises environments,” said Country Manager, Microsoft Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Hasitha Abeywardena.

Executive Vice President and Group CIO, John Keells Holdings and Director/CEO of John Keells IT, Ramesh Shanmuganathan said, “Our partnership with Sri Lanka Telecom and Microsoft in bringing the Azure stack to the shores of Sri Lanka will pave the way in truly accelerating the transformation of Sri Lanka.