Monday, April 29, 2013

Maharashtra Leads the Cloud Computing Way

Virtual machines customized to your requirement for a measly Rs 4000 per month; ability to kick start projects quickly and a massive ROI of Rs 50 crore – this is just a glimpse of the potential of a technology like cloud computing for the Government. Led by an aggressive IT secretary in Rajesh Aggarwal, the Maharashtra government is showing other departments what one can achieve if technology is leveraged to its optimum.

Called MahaGov Cloud – a private cloud setup by DIT, Government of Maharashtra, the initiative seeks to provide IaaS, PaaS and SaaS cloud services to various departments in Government of Maharashtra. Led by a passionate and enthusiastic IT secretary, Rajesh Aggarwal, the initiative has quietly transformed the way IT services are provisioned by the government.  Today, the MahaGov Cloud has been implemented in the State Data Centre and is extensively used by departments for website and application hosting.  For complete reading see here

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