In Cloud Lies Convenience: Gov India Endorses Cloud Computing

In Cloud Lies Convenience: Gov India Endorses Cloud Computing

In a world where ventures and individuals are dubious in regards to cloud computing, content security and data integrity in particular, the Indian central government stands distinct by taking perhaps the boldest in nationwide IT management decisions of all times.

The Department of Information Technology India is convinced to transfer the critical information infrastructure all the way to the cloud. The chalked out shift involves formulating a national cloud based network that will serve to connect data centers for each of the constituent Indian states. The said cloud based network is expected to serve as the core underlying link for the national e-governance initiative – a suite of internet based government-to-citizen and government-to-business services aimed at facilitating the mammoth population of the country.

Once complete, each of the constituent state, in addition to the union territory it belongs to, will be allocated a private cloud of its own. When calculated over 28 constituent states and 7 union territories, the Indian governments’ cloud shift project sounds utterly tempting to service providers in terms of monetary returns. The awarded contract involves deployment and maintenance of private cloud network within each state. The Department of IT awaits proposals in response to its invitation sent already to cloud giants such as Cisco, IBM, HP and Dell.

The Government expects the project to cost a little less than a Billion Indian Rupees. The investment has its due worth; primarily because it will function to save on additional money that would have otherwise been exhausted on setting up redundant resources. The taxpayers are set to benefit the most out of this setup – sharing of invaluable soft resources such as number crunching capabilities of servers and storage capacity of centralized memory units promises a flexible and on-demand service structure, ensuring all important time being saved.

The cloud changeover endorsement by India has taken place only about time; United States being the first country to opt for the much needed cloud transition. The federal cloud strategy was brought into play by Vivek Kundra in 2010-11, the then CIO of the United States. A hefty $20 billion of the Federal Government’s IT budget was apportioned to the cloud migration by the Obama administration this year. The UK government was prompt to follow, forming its G-cloud approach aimed at diminution in operational expenses and a scalable economy.

With the existing cloud market anticipated to reach the $685 million mark by 2014 and an 80%-20% private-public cloud market break up, the future for cloud computing in India is definitely promising. Should India continue to sail towards the cloud, HP and IBM are likely to extract the most out of it, as majority of the functional data centers belong to the two. That’s good news for folks back home in the US – cloud building economies.

By Humayun Shahid

Humayun

With degrees in Communication Systems Engineering and Signal Processing, Humayun currently works as a lecturer at Pakistan's leading engineering university. The author has an inclination towards incorporating quality user experience design in smartphone and web applications.
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