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Maharashtra to fully automate state government-citizen interactions

Ike Suarez | Sept. 29, 2014
Full e-government services project by Indian state government through cloud is in partnership with BSNL and Dimension Data

Taking the quality of its e-government services a step further, the state government of Maharashtra, India has embarked on a Cloud Autoscale project to automate all government-citizen interactions.

The project will be implemented by the state government's Department of Information Technology (DIT)  in  partnership with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. and Dimension Data.

A press statement by Dimension Data said the project involves creation of a hybrid cloud architecture that extends the Maharashtra government's existing data centres to a secure, public cloud environment.

It said the state-owned and Indian telecom company BSNL and Dimension Data will provide the cloud-based solution.

This will be done through BSNL-Dimension Data's Tier III certified and ISO 27001 certified data centres, according to the press statement.

Managed Cloud Programme

It added that Dimension Data Cloud Services are available worldwide through Managed Cloud Programme (MCP).

As such, the MCP will enable the Maharashtra DIT and state government to manage its cloud assets through a Web-based interface or RESTful-based application programming interface (API).

Such management will give the state government the capability to launch cloud machines to meet demand in real time and migrate workloads between data center and the cloud.

The press statement said the project is in line with the Indian government's National e-Governance Plan (NeGP).

Maharashtra,Western India is the world's and that country's second most populous sub-entity with a population of over 110 million.

BSNL is based in New Delhi even as Dimension Data has the Tokyo-based Nippon Telephone and Telegraph as its parent company.


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