Rajasthan exploits Cloud power
TARUN YADAV Joint Commissioner, Department of Information Technology, Government of Rajasthan
We have established two data centres in our State – one was established 10 years back and the other is currently being set up. We are going to plant various technologies in Cloud Computing. We have recently started Cloud architecture in our State data centre. Most of our projects are for eGovernance, one of the prominent ones being eMitra in Rajasthan. We are planning to connect it with Cloud, for which we are in talks with the Government of India. We are using several models in our State data centre for Cloud storage. Another project in our scheme of things island records modernisation programme.
In the Cloud Computing technology, there are different Cloud Computing layers, application services, application platforms, server platforms, HTML platforms, etc. In virtual workspaces, execution environment can be dynamically available to authorised clients through the use of well-defined protocols. Cloud storage is gaining importance these days.
Several large web companies are also exploiting the fact that they have data-storage capacity that can be hired by others. The use of Cloud provides a number of opportunities and the advantages include low computer cost and improved performance, among others.