The Government of Andhra Pradesh has launched the State Data Centre powered by Wipro Infotech. Spread across 9,000 square feet, the Data Centre (DC) with a storage capacity of 50 TB, expandable to 200 TB will host applications and data of various state departments.
Wipro was responsible for the complete design, supply and implementation of the physical and IT infrastructure of the data centre, which is a Mission Mode Project under the national e-Governance plan. Wipro Infotech, the IT business unit of Wipro Limited is managing the operations of the Data Centre on a 24×7 basis.
Speaking at the launch, Andhra Pradesh Minister for IT&C Ponnala Lakshmaiah said the state-of-the-art Data Centre is equipped with complete redundancy and all set to power the state government's technology initiatives for better governance and citizen services.Wipro Infotech General Manager and Business Head of Government and Defence vertical Vivek Sharma said the State Data Centre is envisaged to establish a robust infrastructure to enable the state government deliver services quickly and effectively to all its stakeholders. In September 2010, the Andhra Pradesh government awarded the contract for the Data Centre to Wipro Infotech with a sustenance period of 5 years.