Lagos – Mr Franklyn Ginger-Eke, Manager, Stakeholders Management, Galaxy Backbone Ltd., on Tuesday advised that it was best to use cloud computing for effective organisation of shared Information and Communication Technology resources.
Ginger-Eke told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that it was a secured platform for addressing connectivity and other technology imperatives.
NAN reports that cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.
It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient on-demand network access to a shared pool of configured computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort.
“This is when data and everything one is doing presently is terrestrial and housed somewhere. Instead of physical infrastructure the technology is in the cloud.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
“It’s like when your spiritual body and soul ascends, so, instead of keeping it where it is easily accessible, they use technology to put the data in the cloud where one cannot access it physically,’’ he said.
Ginger-Eke said the technology platform in cloud computing, supported reforms that improved cohesion and efficiency for internet users.
He added that with cloud computing there would be an achievement of significant cost-saving through economies of scale.
“Its importance to internet users is that there is more security in the cloud and it has the ability to give more capacity.
“The layers of security is not what can be hacked or destroyed easily because of the inclusion that goes on in the cloud and also because it is no longer physical.
“Cost of maintenance is very low and it brings about efficiency into everything that one is doing,’’ he said.
Ginger-Eke added that it also supports the attainment of Millennium Development Goals by enabling digital inclusion for rural and underserved communities. (NAN)