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Railways launches 'RailCloud' to optimise server usage, faster connectivity

RailCloud is another step towards digitisation of railways: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Suresh Prabhu, Railways
Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu

In a significant initiative, the Railways today launched - a virtual server with an inbuilt to optimise server usage and faster

computing is the emerging for faster and on-demand commensurate deployment of server which result in reduced costs.

"Efforts are being made to bring the entire Railway system on integrated platform. is another step towards of railways," Railway Minister said after the launch of

Developed by rail PSU RailTel at an estimated cost of about Rs 53 crore, RailCloud will pave the way for swifter deployment of applications within 24 hours as compared to conventional time running into weeks and months.

"RailCloud works on popular computing system. Most Important works are done through computing. Also, this is going to reduce the cost and may be safely secured on the servers," Prabhu said.

Currently all applications have separate servers which increase the cost of and purchases.

The enables maximising the usage of the available server and storage resulting in accommodation of bigger and more applications within same server space.

In cloud, the server are constantly scaled up or down as per the number of users logged on to the system. This ensures a better user experience to the customer.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 21:01 IST