Cloud system to ensure farmers’ connectivity

Vodafone's head of Enterprise Development Antonio Kitione formally launches the Infrastrcuture as a Service product with Sugar Cane Growers Fund CEO Raj Sharma. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

VODAFONE Fiji Limited formally launched a cloud system with the Sugar Cane Growers Fund in Lautoka today.

Vodafone’s head of Enterprise Development Antonio Kitione said the Infrastructure as a Service for Sugar Cane Growers Fund was a huge step forward for the organisation.

He said under the system, Vodafone – as the cloud provider – would host infrastructure components traditionally kept at the SCGF as a data centre.

This included servers, storage and networking hardware amongst others.

SCGF CEO Raj Sharma said the $400,000 system would ensure connectivity with farmers in all cane districts and it would provide a more efficient way to give them real-time information such as loan balances.

He said in the future, the cloud system would also enable farmers to make loan applications and receive approvals on their mobile devices.

“With the option of cloud infrastructure, operational risks such as server replication, data backup and disaster recovery site setup is outsourced to Vodafone who have the expertise and experience in this field,” Mr Sharma said.

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