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Indian public sector to scale cloud services footprint with AWS – CRN

As cloud momentum has multiplied since the pandemic, various government agencies, educational institutions, healthcare providers, and nonprofits are now poised to take their cloud-first approach to new heights. An example of this is Delhi University’s ‘Samarth’ eGov project, which has seen the power of the cloud and is now betting big on the next phase of growth. Sharing a detailed overview of the project, Prof. Sanjeev Singh, Co-Director of University of Delhi, South Campus, said, “The cloud-first approach has helped us digitally connect Indian higher education institutions. The four-year-old project is expected to reach over 500 tertiary institutions across India by 2023.”

Professor Singh said, “Samarth eGov leverages the availability, scalability, speed, agility, security and flexibility of AWS to process over 7.6 million data requests. student admissions, manage more than 600,000 faculty and staff recruitment requests and manage more than 7.5 million student files. at national scale. Delivered on a software-as-a-service model with a cloud-first approach on AWS. It can meet the diverse and evolving demands of universities and tertiary institutions across India, regardless of which state they belong to or which language they choose to interface with.

Likewise, Digital India Corporation is poised to expand the footprint of citizen-centric services on the cloud. Abhishek Singh, Managing Director, MyGov and Chairman and CEO, NeGD, MD and CEO Digital India Corporation, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, explained how Digital India Corporation has embraced cloud services to scale the various citizen centric services like Digilocker, CoWin, Bhashani and many other mega services built using cloud. As the Company seeks to extend the range of these services to the next level. He mentioned the challenges of expanding the range of services across India. Singh said, “The cloud-first approach has benefited the government by making the citizen-centric approach more simple, agile and scalable.

Another example of the public sector that has been an early adopter of cloud services is the government of Telangana. It is now advancing its cloud adoption framework to transform the speed, scale, quality and efficiency of citizen service delivery for its 40 million people. The state government is migrating information technology (IT) workloads to the cloud to accelerate its online governance plans, deliver faster and more reliable citizen services through its 33 departments and 289 organizations, while achieving high operational efficiency and reduced IT costs.

Aarogyasri Health Care Trust (Aarogyasri), Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and Telangana State Department of Information Technology, Electronics, and Communications (ITE&C) are the first state organizations to migrate on-premises workloads to AWS. Using the depth and breadth of AWS, including compute, storage, management, and governance capabilities, Telangana enables its officials to transform processes to improve the delivery of citizen services, such as healthcare hospital and property tax payments, while reducing computing costs by 33%.

Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Departments of Industries and Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT), Government of Telangana. “As demand for e-governance services grows, we can easily migrate and scale our workloads reliably and securely on AWS to help Telangana districts respond to citizen needs faster. Looking ahead, the Telangana government aims to redouble its efforts in digital transformation, improving the experience of citizens by providing faster and more reliable access to services, such as payment of property taxes. The Telangana government is using AWS to drive the digitalization of its departments and enable its 33 districts to continue improving the lives of its 40 million citizens.

Cloud provider AWS began operations in the public sector in 2010 and launched its first Asia Pacific region in Mumbai in 2016. Over the years, AWS has been instrumental in telling the story of cloud services success for its partners and customers. . Now, the company is ready to further develop its cloud services with the opening of its second region in Hyderabad this year. India is the second country after Japan where the cloud provider has opened its second region with AWS Local Zones in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Kolkata. The company has already invested $3.71 billion in local infrastructure and jobs across India.

The AWS Summit held in Delhi brought together leaders from the global public sector – Max Peterson, Vice President, Global Public Sector, AWS and Rahul Sharma, President, AISPL, India and South Asia, AWS.