TEHRAN – About 250 companies are currently providing cloud computing services in Iran, the secretary of the 4th annual Open Community of Cloud Computing gathering, announced on Tuesday, IRNA reported.
Morteza Javan said that the number of companies providing cloud computing services increased by 100 in comparison with the past Iranian calendar year 1396 (ended on March 20, 2018).
Cloud computing is an information technology (IT) paradigm that enables ubiquitous access to shared pools of configurable system resources and higher-level services that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort, often over the Internet.
“We anticipated that the number of cloud computing services double in coming years,” he said.
The companies which provide cloud computing services constitute 20 percent of IT industry in Iran, he said.
“It is anticipated that over 80 percent of Iranian companies and organization connect to cloud computing infrastructures until 2025,” he announced.
He called messaging applications and online file storage as some of cloud computing services, which Iranians are benefiting from now.
At the ceremony, deputy ICT minister Nasrollah Jahangard talked about the importance of cloud computing in today society.
“New fields of IT leads to economic and authenticity aspects of the country, hence the improvement of local capacity will lead to more job opportunity and wealth creation,” he said.
Jahangir said that the government support the companies active in the field of cloud computing and welcome the private sector active in this field.
As it is mentioned on akamai.com website, the wide range of services offered by cloud computing companies can be categorized into three basic types; infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), platform as a Service (PaaS) and software as a Service (SaaS).
An exhibition on cloud computing was also held on the sideline of the gathering at Iran Telecommunication Research Center in Tehran.