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India: Haryana to develop state data centre

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Haryana is ready to take the last step towards IT infrastructure development in the form of state data centre. The project, which is likely to catalyze an investment of about INR 500 million, is waiting an approval from the Central Government of India.

The state data centre will be developed and maintained by a private company in collaboration with Haryana State Electronics Development Corporation (Hartron). It will act as the main data centre where all the state departments will store their data in electronic form for their own use, as well for making it accessible to the general public. The data centre will have a 35 rack storage capacity which will be sufficient to store data for the next 10 years and the capacity may be scaled up in future as per the requirement. Special secretary & director IT, Haryana, V S Kundu stated that the state government has already submitted the 'Request for Proposal' prepared by PWC to the Government of India and the approval is expected to come by the end of this month. Haryana has done considerable work in setting up the State Wide Area Network (SWAN), Common Service Centres (CSCs), eDisha etc. These initiatives will help make rural areas IT enabled. SWAN in Haryana, known as “ADHAAR” has been established to provide a dependable and secure communication corridor between the state headquarter, district headquarters and block and tehsil headquarters.

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