Bhubaneswar: The National Informatics Center (NIC) on Monday launched its fourth data centre in Bhubaneshwar to address the increased load from various new digital projects.
NIC already has existing data centres in New Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune, which are already reached 75-80% of their capacity.
Union Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated the data centre in presence of Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Odisha IT Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera.
“Inaugurated the National Data Centre at Bhubaneswar. This is the 4th National Data Centre of NIC and 1st one in eastern India. This is the first National Data Centre of Eastern India built at a cost of ₹200 Crore,” tweeted Prasad.
National Data Centre at Bhubaneswar will boost the digital development of Odisha. This world-class digital infrastructure has been developed by NIC, he added.
“National Data Center will provide better job opportunities to the youths of Odisha. We have huge human resource in Digital Entrepreneurship, IT, Digital Governance & Digital Economy,” said Pradhan.
The data centre at Bhubaneswar will cater to demand not just from the national projects but also from the state governments.
It is also being looked as a disaster recovery zone for projects which are run out of centres in Delhi, Pune and Hyderabad since it will be in a different seismic zone.