Blockchain – it’s practical use for National Data Centres A Survey of the pactical use case of Blockchain Technology in National Data Centres

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Mulima Chibuye Jackson Phiri


E-government has been an essential part of the targets set forth by all governments that are signatory to the United Nations 2030 sustainable development goals which am to create effective, accountable and inclusive governments. In order to achieve e-government in the most efficient manner, more and more governments around the world are embracing cloud storage and cloud applications as the de facto standard for data storage, archiving, analysis and manipulation. The amounts of money that governments will spend are huge and the infrastructure requirements far exceed the capabilities of most government institutions. Models such as centralized management of cloud infrastructure have been adopted but this defeats the purpose of cloud computing where resources and even management of those resources are decentralized. In this paper we present a proposal for a standard model for governments to utilize their existing or planned cloud infrastructure and leverage private and public cloud infrastructure in order to achieve true cloud decentralization. We propose that Blockchain technologies provide the most optimal and quickest methods towards e-government. We look into the problem of analyzing big data in national data centres and methods of optimization based on already available technology.

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CHIBUYE, Mulima; PHIRI, Jackson. Blockchain – it’s practical use for National Data Centres. Zambia ICT Journal, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 57-62, dec. 2017. ISSN 2616-2156. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 16 july 2019. doi: