ITI Limited, a public sector undertaking in the telecommunications technology segment has launched its cloud services and solutions platform for central and state government entities, banks, public sector undertakings, small and medium enterprises and Start Ups in India.
The newly launched Cloud services include Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Storage as a Service (STaaS). The Cloud facility is expected to achieve optimum utilization of the infrastructure and speed up the development and deployment of various ICT-IOT based applications for customers. It would also help government and non-government enterprises to procure ICT services on demand.
To host these services from Data Center, ITI has signed an agreement with Connectivity IT Solutions Private Limited (CS) where ITI will host the cloud at its datacenter facility while CS will support with Cloud infrastructure, R&D capabilities and technical manpower.
Launching the Cloud services of ITI Data Center, Shri. K. Alagesan, Chairman and Managing Director, ITI Limited Said, “ITI has been in the Data Center business for the last 10 years with Government of India organizations and private companies. The new cloud service offered by ITI Data Center are expected to provide end-to-end IT infrastructure including new age cloud services to all its customers in the coming years. The initiative also exhibits ITI’s commitment to the Government of India’s flagship initiatives like Digital India, Make in India and Smart City”.
ITI’s data centre is equipped to host, operate and administer an authentication portal with services like Authentication User Agency, Authentication Service Agency, KYC Service Agency etc. on the SaaS model.
Commenting on its association with ITI Limited, Mr. Narasimha Murthy, Managing Director & CEO, Connectivity Solutions said, “With the commoditization of cloud, we can utilize ITI’s experience and make available the cloud services to the masses. CS is well equipped to deliver multi-cloud services efficiently with highly-skilled Certified Cloud Professionals and by using our own Cloud Services Automation and Billing Platform. We intend to work closely with major cloud providers, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to drive cloud consumption. With digital transformation gradually becoming the norm for businesses, we intend to accelerate this transformation for our customers with our capabilities.”
The ITI cloud initiative is one of the outcomes of the guidelines recommended by Government of India in 2017 on setting up of IT infrastructure by government departments using cloud computing technology with a clause mandating that all data must be stored within the country. The cloud services of ITI Data Center will enable PSU Banks, Central & State Government undertakings, MNCs, corporates and large enterprises to have their data located within the country.