National cloud "MeghRaj" launched

National cloud will facilitate in accelerating e-services

GN Bureau | February 5, 2014



The national cloud, “MeghRaj,” was launched by Kapil Sibal, union minister of communication and information technology on Tuesday. The cloud is being implemented by the National Informatics Centre (NIC).  

To avail the maximum benefits of cloud computing, the Government of India has launched the initiative, “GI Cloud,” which was renamed as “MeghRaj,” mentioned a press release issued by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY).

The project aims to deliver e-services in a faster manner, while optimally utilizing ICT opportunities. It will also ensure the development and deployment of various eGovernance applications. The architecture of MeghRaj includes a set of discrete cloud computing environments spread across multiple locations, built on both existing and new infrastructure, within a set of rules and guidelines issued by DeitY.

To facilitate the launch, two policy reports, “GI Cloud Strategic Direction Paper’ and ‘GI Cloud Adoption and Implementation Roadmap’ have been prepared by DeitY.

The national cloud will also aid the department to procure ICT services in the OPEX model rather than invest upfront in the CAPEX model. The cloud services that are available include are Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Storage as a Service (STaaS).

Self service portal, multiple cloud solutions, secured VPN access and multi location cloud are some of the features of the national cloud.

Comments

 

Other News

Congress’s real agenda is Save Dynasty: Amit Shah

As the Congress leads a bunch of opposition parties in preparing to move an impeachment motion against the chief justice of India, Dipak Misra, BJP president has said its real agenda is not to save the constitution but to save the “dynasty”. Shah has turned to Facebook, posting a

On World Book Day, how about a dip into India’s REAL best-sellers?

There are a few fortunate people for whom every day is a World Book Day, but for the rest it comes once in a year. There are all sorts of international days of this and that, but thanks to social media people are acquiring the habit of wishing and celebrating this or that day these days. Those who’d

First phase of PMUG project likely to be completed before deadline

GAIL (India) Limited has placed pipe laying orders of Rs 780 crore for around 530 km of pipeline connectivity from Bokaro to Angul for Jagdishpur-Haldia & Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) project. With this, major contracts of the project, i.e. pipe supply and laying contract orders for 2200

Indian consortium and Saudi Aramco sign MoU for Ratnagiri refinery

An Indian consortium of IOCL, BPCL and HPCL and Saudi Aramco inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly develop and build an integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex, Ratnagiri Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd (RRPCL) in Maharashtra. Saudi Aramco may also seek to include a strategic partne

Is the move to impeach the CJI ....

Is the move to impeach the CJI ....

Mahatma’s new career in recent years

There has been a great resurgence of Gandhism in the l

Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter