Kerala gets its second Data Centre to boost e-governance

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Tvm: Kerala today became the first State in the country to have two Data Centres. The second State Data Centre (SDC) at the Technopark in Trivandrum was inaugurated by the Minister for IT & Industries, Shri P K Kunhalikutty at a function held at the Park Centre. The new tier II Data Centre, located in the Thejaswani building in Technopark campus, has been set up at a cost of Rs.22.5 crores.

In his address, the Minister said that the addition of the new Data Centre will help in faster and more secure roll out of e-governance initiatives, especially Government to Government (G2G) and Government to Citizen (G2C) services. “The first Data Centre which was launched in 2005 has reached its saturation and the launch of the new Data Centre will augment the Government’s capacity to cater to the ever growing demand for e-governance services”, he added.

Sify Technologies has set up the State Data Centre and is entrusted with the task of setting up of application migration and integration with the Kerala State Wide Area Network (KSWAN). Sify will also handle Training, Operation & Maintenance and deployment along with managing the facility for five years. In line with the Kerala Government’s policy, the SDC has more of Linux and Open Source applications. The power facility at the SDC is tier III.

In 2005, Kerala became the first State in the country to have a state-of-the-art Data Centre exclusively for e-Governance activities. The first Data Centre is located at the Co Bank Towers in Thiruvananthapuram.

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