Currently, in its transition period, India is witnessing rigorous deployments of IT systems not just in private sector, but in government, as well. Being the e-Backbone of public and private bodies, and hosting the information, centrally and securely, Data Centres have enhanced the manner in which services are delivered.
Data Centre, being the core of ICT infrastructure in any given set-up, integrates the hardware, network, storage, and management resources, and plays the role of a central repository, secured data storage and facilitates online delivery of services.
According to a report from consulting and data centre market specialist firm (BroadGroup), the Indian market is experiencing substantial growth and will reach more than USD1.5 billion in value by 2010.
Under the National e-Governance Plan (2006), there has been a total plan outlay of INR 1,623 Crore for the States Data Centres, which are poised to become the back bone of the Government to Citizen, Government to Business and Government to Government interactions in 28 states and seven Union Territories.