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
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
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