RailTel Corporation of India Limited has bagged an order from Webel Technology Limited (WTL), a government of West Bengal undertaking for capacity enhancement of West Bengal state data centre (WB-SDC). The work order is valued at Rs 985.60 million (including GST). This order has been acquired through open competitive bidding process and reaffirms RailTel’s expanding customers’ base in this field.

WTL is a government of West Bengal undertaking under the aegis of Information Technology and Electronics Department and is the state nodal agency and state implementing agency for implementation of all e-governance related activities in the state.

The awarded work entails supply, installation, commissioning and integration of hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) with necessary HCI compatible network, load balancing, backup software, software, network security, DLP software, application performance management software and centralised monitoring software. Scope of work also covers the non-IT part of data centre. Proposed software defined cloud (SDC) centralised cloud environment will be used to host multiple e-governance, citizen centric applications with simplified operations and increased application responsiveness.

Commenting on the development, Sanjai Kumar, chairman and managing director, RailTel, said, “RailTel has developed its domain expertise in the field of establishing and managing data centres for its clients using cutting age technology. Securing this prestigious project from government of West Bengal 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. Once this project is completed, e-governance will further get boost in West Bengal. We are committed to provide best services to our all stakeholders. With such job orders, RailTel is well- positioned to win other SDC projects as well.”