Maharashtra boosts e-governance with BSNL, Dimension Data

Department of Information Technology, Govt. of Maharashtra (DIT, GoM), has partnered with BSNL and Dimension Data to drive Cloud Autoscale project in the State of Maharashtra.

The project aims to create hybrid cloud architecture by extending DIT’s existing data centers to a secure, public cloud environment. This will help boost the citizen interface program as part of the e-governance initiatives undertaken by the department.

Rajesh Aggarwal, principal secretary, DITRajesh Aggarwal, principal secretary, DIT, GoM, said, “The Cloud Autoscale initiative is an excellent showcase of how we can leverage IT infrastructure and human expertise in ensuring that State of Maharashtra keeps its status as a pioneer in utilizing IT skills for better governance and as a proven Leader in e-Readiness ranking in India.”

Under this project, DIT, GoM will improve automation and reduce operating expenses through better utilization of existing resources and optimize its investments in procuring new infrastructure. It will also provide flexibility to meet the rapidly growing demands of nodal agencies in real time.

DIT, GoM will also gain increased availability, scalability and security through BSNL – Dimension Data’s Tier III Certified and ISO27001 certified data centers.

Dimension Data Cloud Services are delivered through Managed Cloud Platform (MCP). Clients can manage the cloud through a web-based interface or REST-based application programming interface (API) and launch cloud machines to meet demand in real time and migrate workloads between data center and the cloud.

The solution addresses the evolutionary flow of workloads from virtualization in the datacenter/ private cloud to the public cloud environment and provides the intelligence and automation needed to meet these changing needs, officials at DIT, GoM said.

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