NIC opens new data centre in Bhubaneswar; to hire 800 professionals over next one year

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Bhubaneswar, May 28, 2018: Bhubaneswar, the State capital of
Odisha, has become the fourth National data centre of National Informatics
Centre (NIC) after Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune. The NIC will hire 800
professionals in the next one year.  
The new cloud-enabled National Data Centre aims to offer
round-the-clock operations with secure hosting for various e-governance
applications of Central and State Governments and has ability to support 35,000
virtual servers.
Union Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated
the state-of-art centre on Monday here in the presence of Union Petroleum and
Natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan,
State IT Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera and department Secretaries.
Emphasising the significance of the new national data centre,
Prasad said that Data centre is important because data sanctity is important
and in the IT ecosystem, data centre adds to the digital clout of a State or
location and raises its global profile.
Speaking on the occasion NIC Director General Neeta Verma
said that nearly 800 professionals will be recruited in next one year at the
“With a slew of Government apps including mygov, eWay bill,
public finance management system, eHospials all being hosted by NIC, the demand
for computing and storage has increased many folds. NIC currently has 4,500
people across India in its various operations and will hire 800 professionals
in the next one year, including for 355 cyber security experts, to tackle rising
risks of cyber security,” said Verma.
NIC provides technology support to all governance services
and hosts nearly 10,000 websites of the Government.
The new cloud-enabled National Data Centre will provide
benefits like on-demand access to ICT (Information and Communication
Technology) infrastructure for easy availability and quick deployment of
applications and standardized platforms of deployment. In the traditional
model, Departments have to budget and procure infrastructure at the
commencement of the project, leading to either over provisioning of
infrastructure or under-sizing of the requirements whereas the cloud service
offerings of NIC would allow departments to provision infrastructure and add to
the computing capacity “on demand”.

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