Union Min Ravi Shankar inaugurates Cloud enabled National Data Centre in Odisha

KalingaTV News Network

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of Electronics & IT Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday inaugurated a new state-of-the-art cloud enabled National Data Centre here on Monday.

Ravi Shankar inaugurated the fourth National Data Centre of National Informatics Centre (NIC) in the presence of Union Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Odisha Electronics & Information Technology Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera and others. Bhubaneswar becomes the fourth NIC after Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune.

The date centre, which has been set-up with a cost of Rs 200 crore will offer 24×7 operations with secure hosting for e-Governance applications of the Government and its departments.

The unified and shared infrastructure is flexible enough to rapidly respond to infrastructure requirements and also accommodate future technology enhancements, distributed applications, database applications running on bare metal, virtualized applications running in multi-hypervisor environments, and cloud-based applications that are available on demand.

A centralized cloud environment has been established to host multiple applications with simplified operations and increased application responsiveness to support the new generation of distributed applications while accommodating existing virtualized and non-virtualized environments. The Data Centre and Cloud Services are being offered from the Data Centres established by NIC.

The ICT Infrastructure at Bhubaneswar will be energized in the modular fashion with software defined ICT Infrastructure. This will facilitate provisioning of services over Cloud with more agility and will also integrate with the NIC National Cloud Services.

The National Cloud Services will provide four benefits:

  • On-demand access to ICT Infrastructure to ensure easy availability and quick deployment of applications.
  • Standardized platforms of deployment to deliver ICT systems that are compliant to government policies and enable easy sharing of data across applications.
  • Service-oriented approach for sharing ICT infrastructure to achieve economies of scale.
  • Cost-effective, service-oriented approach for sharing computing resources.
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