India opens control centre for monitoring govt data infrastructure

The Government of India has setup Command and Control Centre at National Informatics Centre (NIC) with the aim to provide single window solution for monitoring, troubleshooting and technical support for Cloud and Data CentreInfrastructure.

Minister for IT Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated the Centre on Thursday.

NIC has been offering Data Centre and Cloud services to the Government. Currently, it has four National Data Centres and 30 Mini Data Centres across country. Cloud services are presently offered from all four National Data Centres as well as some Mini Data Centres. Over 1000 e-Governance applications of the Government including Digital India Initiatives are hosted at these locations.

Over a period of time with the spread of Digital India Initiatives, applications have scaled manifold and there was a need to setup a specialized centre to provide nationwide view for ICT infrasructure for effective monitorig and managementand to ensure availability of all critical services.

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