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Andhra Pradesh Government launches State Data Centre

Wipro Infotech recently announced today the launch of the Andhra Pradesh State Data Centre, a Mission Mode Project under the national e-governance plan. The Data Centre was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Kiran Kumar Reddy in the presence of Sanjay Jaju., IAS, Secretary to Government -IT&C and Sanjay Kumar., IAS, Managing Director of Andhra Pradesh Technology Services (APTS). APTS is the nodal agency for the State Data Centre project initiated by IT&C.

The State Data Centre will host applications and data of various state departments to enable automation of government and citizen services. Spread across 9000 square feet, the Data Centre (DC) has a storage capacity of 50 TB, expandable to 200 TB. As part of the scope, Wipro has undertaken complete design, supply and implementation of the physical and IT infrastructure of the DC. This includes servers, storage, networks, security, databases, software, network cabling, fire detection and control systems, lighting, CCTV surveillance, UPS.

Vivek Sharma, General Manager and Business Head, Government and Defence vertical, Wipro Infotech 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.”

Wipro won the project in September 2010 which includes sustenance for a period of 5 years. The contract was the result of a competitive bidding process involving Indian and multinational service providers. Wipro is currently working towards getting the Data Centre certified for ISO 20000 (IT Service Management Standard) and ISO 27001 (Information Security Management Systems standard) respectively.

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