Kerala is the first state in the country to have a data centre exclusively dedicated for the state sponsored e-governance applications. In order to give a boost to e-Governance scenario in the state, Government of Kerala has set up the Second State Data Centre (SDC) in Tejaswini building, Technopark Thiruvananthapuram. Sify would be responsible for the management of this Data Centre.
The 1st Data Centre in the state become operational in 2005 at Co-Bank Towers in Thiruvananthapuram. This 5000 sq ft Data Centre is currently hosting more than 100 government websites and Web Application Softwares.
The New SDC at Technopark is also 5,000 sq ft and has the capacity to hold double or even triple the number of servers than the first one. The New SDC has a Tier Two category ratings as it has redundancy in Electricity, Internet, UPS and in other technologies for an uninterrupted 24/7 operation. Inauguration of the data centre will be held on 24th January 2012.
Creation of SDCs is considered as a key component under the national e-governance plan to enable individual states to consolidate services, applications and infrastructure.
The objectives of the SDCs are to ensure prompt electronic delivery of government-to-government, government-to-consumer and government-to-business services. Once integrated with the other infrastructure projects such as State Wide Area Network (SWAN) and Common Service Centres , SDCs would form the framework for roll out of various e-government services.
News Sourced from Mathrubhumi