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RailTel to execute two IT projects of DRDO worth Rs 68.86 crore

RailTel bagged two separate orders pertaining to data centre management and cloud services both together amounting to Rs 68.86 crore (including GST) from DRDO

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New Delhi: RailTel Corporation has bagged two separate orders pertaining to Data Centre management and cloud services both together amounting to Rs 54.11 crore (excluding GST) which becomes Rs 68.86 crore (including GST) from the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO). The one order is for “supply, installation & commissioning for enhancement of data centre and its networking infrastructure.” This work order is valued at Rs 26.87 crore (including GST).

While the second order is for “supply, installation and commissioning of DRDO on-premise cloud services.” This second work order is valued at Rs 36.99 crore (including GST).

Scope of work for first order:

Under this order, the scope of work entails a turnkey solution for enhancing the data centre & its networking infrastructure to cater to the needs of future and enhanced IT needs. This project is specifically focused to enhance the IT/Non-IT/Networking Infrastructure to facilitate the deployment of cloud services for the entire DRDO community. It will also help in setting up of Security Operation Centre (SOC). This project will safeguard the huge data, and ensure uninterrupted services and future planning of the new application and operational requirements. This project is aimed to upgrade the DC at DRDO HQ, New Delhi to bring up a world-class facility.

DRDO Data centre is envisioned as the ‘shared, reliable and secure infrastructure services centre for hosting and managing the IT services of DRDO community. After up-gradation, data centre would provide many functionalities like a central repository, secure data storage, online delivery of services, IT services portal, disaster recovery, remote management and service integration. It would facilitate secure, reliable and efficient delivery of IT services thereby improving end-user satisfaction. Disaster Recovery (DR) services are required to prevent either man-made or natural disasters from causing expensive service disruptions.

Scope of work for the second order:

Under this order, the scope of work entails a turnkey solution for deploying a DRDO Cloud over their wide area network to cater to the needs of the DRDO community for various needful IT services. DRDO decided to migrate to a new scalable hardware platform by creating a DRDO cloud to provide storage space, hosting of new applications and distributed computer resources. It will benefit the organisation to perform day-to-day activities smoothly. It will help in the efficient utilisation of resources with centralised management & monitoring.

Talking about it, RailTel’s CMD Aruna Singh said, “RailTel has established itself as a prominent information and communication technology (ICT) provider and as one of the largest neutral telecom infrastructure providers in the country. Securing these prestigious projects from DRDO is an endorsement of RailTel’s key position in the domestic IT space based on its strong technology expertise, process excellence and superior execution capabilities. With this, RailTel is well-positioned to win other Ministries, Central Govt. & State Govt. Data Centres & cloud service projects as well.”

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