Ravi Shankar Prasad to inaugurate NIC cloud data centre

The NIC cloud enabled National Data Centre at Bhubaneswar will be inaugurated by Union Minister of Electronics & IT and Law & Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad in the presence of Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan.

The cloud enabled data centre 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.

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: 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; and Cost-effective, service-oriented approach for sharing computing resources.

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.

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.


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