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NIC launches new data centre in Bhubaneswar

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

The (NIC) on Monday launched here its fourth data centre, its first one in

The earlier data centres are at New Delhi, and

and inaugurated the centre in presence of and

The new cloud-enabled aims to offer round-the-clock operations with secure hosting for various of Central and state governments and has ability to support 35,000 virtual servers.

Prasad said that this data centre in Bhubaneswar is of global standards, and will boost the digital development of Odisha.

Emphasizing the significance of the new national data centre, he said that it is important because data sanctity is important and in the IT ecosystem, a data centre adds to the digital clout of a state or location and raises its global profile.

In his remarks, Pradhan said: "will provide better job opportunities to the youths of Odisha. We have huge human resource in digital rntrepreneurship, IT, digital governance & economy."

The data centre will cater to demand not just from the national projects but also from the state governments, he added.

"With a slew of government apps including mygov, eWay bill, public finance management system, eHospials all being hosted by NIC, the demand for and storage has increased many folds," said NIC

She said NIC will hire 800 people all over in the next one year including 355 cyber security professionals, to tackle "rising risks of cyber security".



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First Published: Mon, May 28 2018. 18:36 IST