Govt mulls cloud based services, develops first data centre

New Delhi, Oct 30 (KNN)  In an effort to fulfil the huge requirement of IT services for citizens, the Government of India has chosen cloud based services as the first option.

“A significant step in this direction is MeghRaj - National Cloud Computing Initiative, which sets basic standards for all cloud services for Government of India as well as evangelising projects through Cloud First policy,” said Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (Ministry of Communications and Information Technology), J Satyanarayana.
 
Satyanarayana today unveiled the 4th edition of ‘CII Cloud Summit 2013’ here, on the theme ‘Developing Cloud Strategy.’
 
“Cloud is culturally suitable for India as there is a preference for shared infrastructure and service, penchant for recycling, reuse and less concerns over piracy of data,” he added.
 
Significantly, the government, according to him has developed the first Data Centre for public cloud through National Informatics Centre (NIC) and an App store where citizens can access more than 40 services.
 
He also demonstrated a recently created web portal for dissemination of e-Transactions statistics of National and State level e-Governance Projects including Mission Mode Projects.