Cloud computing facility launched – Times of India

PATNA: Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday launched Bihar Cloud, a virtual server in which applications and data related to 40 departments of the state government will be stored.

Simply put, cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet (the cloud) to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.

Launching the service at the headquarters of Beltron here, Modi said, “Cloud computing will enable us to store all government data and applications at one place. The facility has been developed considering the requirements of the state government till the year 2019. The IT department has already received hosting request of additional 25 portals or applications from 17 departments which have been approved.”

IT department secretary Rahul Singh said storage capacity of Bihar Cloud is 200 terabytes with RAM capacity of 4200GB. Modi said progress has also been made in some ambitious projects, such as IT Tower at Dak Bungalow, IT Park at Bihta and IT City at Rajgir. The deputy CM said a proposal regarding acquisition of 25 acres of land at Bihta for development of the proposed IT Park will be tabled before the state cabinet soon.

“We are also in the process of acquiring 92 acres of land at Rajgir for developing an IT City which will provide a platform to IT and electronics manufacturing firms to set up their units,” Modi said.

The announcement of the proposed IT City at Rajgir was first made by CM Nitish Kumar during the two-day long national level Information and Technology (IT) meet titled “e- Bihar – an emerging IT destination”. Nitish had also announced that the state government would develop an IT Tower near Dak Bungalow crossing. “Bidding process is underway for selection of a consultant for development of the IT Tower by Infrastructure Development Authority,” Modi said.

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