Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the country’s first Hyper Converged Infrastructure State Data Centre in Dehradun on Monday.

It is a 3-tier State Data Centre, developed by the Information Technology Development Agency (ITDA) of the Uttarakhand government. It is the first data centre in the country with cent percent software-based Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) technology. It has 105-terabyte form, which can be expanded up to 12 petabyte. It has all citizen centric services.

In a programme organised at ITDA situated at IT Park, Sahastradhara Road, Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat said, “We have to develop such a system that the government work is completed in a fixed time frame. This will also remove the shortcomings of our system. Efforts are being made that a certain part of every department’s budget is being spent on IT and technical development.”

The data centre will provide all types of safe, reliable, efficient and all-time available digital services to the different departments of the State Government. The new centre will play key role in spreading the Prime Minister’s Digital India movement in Uttarakhand.

The ITDA informed that Uttarakhand State Data Centre is a one-level (3-tier) structure. It is developed on the latest technology on Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI). It has been developed on Green Concept to reduce the use of electricity and increase the efficiency.

All citizen-centric services will be accessible through this State Data Centre. The time and money being spent on the basic building infrastructure will be saved. It will also reduce burden on the public exchequer.

It will help in integrating the online database of different government departments at one place. Government departments will be able to provide the benefits of citizen services more easily among the public. This is a common data centre for different departments through which the departments can fulfil their IT requirements on the general private cloud.

Modern biometric systems and 24×7 CCTV surveillance make State Data Centre even more secure and reliable.