European Software Firm Icewarp Invests in Pakistan Data Center

Czech software firm Icewarp to invest $1M in Pakistan, establishing a data center in Karachi to offer cost-effective digital solutions and support the country's digital transformation.

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European Software Firm Icewarp Invests in Pakistan Data Center

European Software Firm Icewarp Invests in Pakistan Data Center

European software company Icewarp announced intentions to invest $1 million in Pakistan to establish a data center in Karachi, in collaboration with local IT firm Hexalyze. Icewarp, which has a presence in over 100 countries, aims to support Pakistan's digital transformation by offering cost-effective solutions for hosted email, team chat, ChatGPT integration, and online conferences.

The data center will be set up in compliance with local regulations to keep citizen data and privacy within Pakistan's borders. Icewarp's solutions are touted to be 60% more cost-effective than competitors, which is anticipated to attract a range of industries, financial institutions, SMEs, and startups in Pakistan to use their services.

Hexalyze will serve as Icewarp's regional office in Pakistan and provide back-up support for the company's marketing and sales operations in the country. The partnership with Hexalyze will enable hundreds of companies in Pakistan to adopt Icewarp's tech-based solutions, helping them conserve money and foreign exchange.

Why this matters: Icewarp's investment in Pakistan represents a meaningful step towards the country's digital transformation, offering affordable solutions that can benefit a wide range of businesses and organizations. The establishment of a local data center also ensures that citizen data remains within Pakistan's jurisdiction, addressing privacy concerns.

Icewarp's expansion plans extend beyond Pakistan, with the company considering setting up a subsidiary and separate data center in Saudi Arabia. The Pakistan office will also serve as a regional back-up support station for Icewarp's operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

"We are excited to enter the Pakistani market and contribute to the country's digital transformation journey," said an Icewarp spokesperson. "Our cost-effective solutions and local data center will enable businesses of all sizes to adopt advanced technologies while ensuring data privacy and security."

Key Takeaways

  • Icewarp, a European software company, plans to invest $1 million in Pakistan to establish a data center in Karachi.
  • The data center will comply with local regulations to keep citizen data and privacy within Pakistan's borders.
  • Icewarp's solutions are 60% more cost-effective than competitors, attracting a range of industries, SMEs, and startups.
  • Hexalyze will serve as Icewarp's regional office in Pakistan and provide back-up support for marketing and sales.
  • Icewarp is also considering setting up a subsidiary and data center in Saudi Arabia, with the Pakistan office serving as a regional hub.