IIITM-K, IT Mission & CDAC sign MoU for Cloud Computing

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Tvm: The Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Kerala (IIITM-K), the Kerala State IT Mission and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on June 15, 2010 to develop Cloud Computing in Kerala. The MoU will facilitate the Kerala Government to set up a Cloud Computing Test Bed at the IIITM-K campus.

As per the MoU, IIITM-K would provide the resources and technical consultancy would be provided by C-DAC. While CDAC is doing the project on BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions), IIITM-K is doing on Ubuntu, both open source platforms.

Talking to Kerala IT News, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Principal Secretary (IT), GoK said, “The cloud computing will help us harness the unused computing power of the thousands of computers available with the various departments in the Government. The first project will be to set up a virtual server for the SPARK System”.

The Service and Payroll Administrative Repository for Kerala (SPARK) is an integrated personnel, payroll and accounts information system which is web based application being implemented for nearly 5.25 lakh state government employees across 39 Government Departments, 122 Field Departments and over 30,000 offices spread across the State.

The setting up of Cloud Computing Test Bed was on the basis of the recommendations made by the Technical Committee constituted for the purpose. The committee is headed by Dr. Rathan Kelkar IAS, Director, IT Mission with P M Sasi, Additional Director, C-DAC; Srinivansan, Chairman, CSI (Tvm Chapter); Amarnath Raja, CEO, InAPP; Dr. Elizabeth Sherly, Director, IIITM-K and Premkumar, Director (Technical) Information Kerala Mission as the members.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News

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