Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology (IT) Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated a new cloud-enabled data centre of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) inside its campus on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister said this is the fourth national data centre after Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune.
“The data centre is important as data sanctity is vital and in the IT ecosystem, it adds to the digital clout of a state or location and gives boost to its global profile. This world class digital infrastructure developed by the NIC will also boost the digital development of Odisha,” he added.
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the new data centre will go a long way to provide job opportunities to the youths of Odisha.
“We have a huge human resource in digital entrepreneurship, IT, digital governance and digital economy”, Pradhan added.
Among others, State IT Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera and Director General of NIC, Neeta Verma were present.
The new data centre will offer round-the-clock operations with secure hosting for various e-governance applications of both Central and State Governments. It has a capacity to support 35, 000 virtual servers, said the sources.