NIC sets up state-of-the-art cloud enabled Data Centre in Bhubaneswar

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Bhubaneswar, May 25, 2018: The new state-of-the-art
cloud enabled National Data Centre will be inaugurated in Bhubaneswar soon. It will
offer 24*7 operations with secure hosting for e-Governance applications of the
Government and its departments.
Union Minister of Electronics and IT and Law and Justice
Ravi Shankar Prasad will inaugurate the centre shortly.
The National Informatics Centre (NIC) has set up the
centre. 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 centralised 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 Bhubaneswar will
provide facilities like 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.
During the Inaugural event, portals will be
released under NIC offerings.
All districts of Odisha has been converted into
SwaaS websites: In a major boost, all districts of Odisha have migrated into
NIC’s S3WaaS platform (Secure, Scalable & Sugamya Website as a Service).
Districts are the key entities in the government
structure where actual execution of schemes and programmes take place and district
level websites is an implicit cyber space and an important link between the
administration and citizen. S3Waas has been envisaged to bridge this gap and
built with an objective to empower the District administrations to generate,
configure, deploy and manage secure, scalable and accessible websites for
publishing district specific information and services without much effort and
technical knowhow.

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With the launching of NDC Bhubaneswar Cloud service
offerings of NIC would allow departments to provision infrastructure and add to
the computing capacity on demand and release them when not required. This
elastic nature of the cloud allows departments not only to bring the solution
to deployment quickly but also to scale up based on the demand of peak or low
loads. In the traditional model departments has to budget and procure
infrastructure at the commencement of the project, this results in either over
provisioning of infrastructure or under sizing of the requirements which leads
to scalability challenges. This would result in waste of resources and
refreshing technology would take longer.
The Data Centres are the ideal solutions for
offering a robust and highly available infrastructure with adequate redundancy
enabling government to render effectively the e-Governance services to the
citizens. Realizing the importance of Data Centres, National Informatics Centre
(NIC) has established National Data Centres at Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune. The
establishment of National Data Centre at Bhubaneswar will further enhance the
range of Data Centre related services offered by NIC.
National Informatics Centre (NIC) was established
in 1976, and has since emerged as a “prime builder” of e-Government /
e-Governance applications up to the grassroots level as well as a promoter of
digital opportunities for sustainable development. NIC, through its ICT
Network, “NICNET”, has institutional linkages with all the Ministries
/Departments of the Central Government, 36 State Governments/ Union
Territories, and about 708 District administrations of India. NIC has been
instrumental in steering e-Government/e-Governance applications in government
ministries/departments at the Centre, States, Districts and Blocks,
facilitating improvement in government services, wider transparency, promoting
decentralized planning and management, resulting in better efficiency and
accountability to the people of India.

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