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2 Data Centres to be launched: NIC

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National Informatics Centre, Government of India, which is the nodal agency for providing backbone support for all e-Governance initiative in the country, is said to come up with two Data Centres of tier 2 and 3 claas standards in two Indian cities – Pune and Hyderabad.

The Data Centres are said to have a storage capacity of 100 terabytes each with a physical server capacity of 100 racks each.

Dr. Neeta Verma, Senior Technical Director of NIC said that these Data Centres will primarily cater to e-Governance applications such as passport, driving licences, websites and trade portals.

Additonally, these Data Centres will serve as disaster recovery centres for NIC's state-level Data Centres which is spread across 30 states in the country.

Currently, NIC is working on a number of e-Governance initiatives which includes – provision of software for implementing the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) and ICT implementation at the panchayat level.

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