Jio Platforms has bagged Rs 3.5 billion contract to manage and enhance the cloud services of the government’s National Informatics Centre (NIC). The said services will be deployed at the National Data Centre in Delhi, Pune, and Bhubaneswar. The contract also includes five years of onsite maintenance. 

NIC Services Inc. (NICSI) had requested proposals of cloud partners from India, to manage NIC cloud solutions under Meghraj 2.0. The requirement for system integrator was based on enhancing NIC’s National Cloud infrastructure and enabling its multi cloud services. NIC/NICSI has national data centres in Delhi, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, and 30 small data centres in state capitals to provide proper service to the government at all levels. 

The data centres will provide a full stream of hosting services such as physical and shared hosting, dedicated servers with managed hosting solutions, infrastructure services like collocation and bandwidth, and disaster recovery. The company will also configure a multi-cloud orchestrator and provide secure cloud services to government users, along with offering a cloud application marketplace for the enhancement of NIC National Cloud. The annual increment of ICT components is expected to be 30-40 per cent. A lot of mission critical applications/websites of state and central government departments are hosted in these data centres.