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Meghalaya State Data Centre (SDC)

Meghalaya State Data Centre

Background:

The Government of Meghalaya, as a part of its ongoing effort to improve efficiency and effectiveness through e-Governance, has started with the implementation of core infrastructure projects like CSC, SDC, SWAN and SSDG on a high priority basis.

Under National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of the Government of India, State Data Centres (SDCs) were proposed to be established across 29 States & 6 UTs in the country along with Disaster Recovery (DR) in order to provide shared, reliable and secured infrastructure for hosting and managing the e-Governance applications of the State and its constituent departments. It would provide better operations and management control and thus minimize overall cost of data management, IT management, deployment, etc. SDCs help the State Government, State Line Ministries and Departments in providing Central Repository (database consolidation) of the State, provide Secure Data Storage, Online Delivery of Services, Citizen Information/Services Portal, State Intranet Portal, Disaster Recovery, Remote Management and Service Integration needed for G2G, G2C and G2B services. The various Mission Mode Projects (MMPs), both at the Central level, State level and also the integrated services of the NeGP are expected to use SDCs to deliver their services.

The Meghalaya State Data Centre (MSDC) was inaugurated and dedicated to the people of Meghalaya on the 17th of August 2011, by the Honorable Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma in the presence of the IT Minister, Shri. A.L. Hek and Chief Secretary, Shri. W.M.S. Pariat. The 1800 square feet (approx) facility is located at NIC Building, 2nd Floor. The MSDC connected to the Meghalaya State Wide Area Network (MSWAN) provides access to the e-Governance applications and services to the Government employees through intranet and to the citizens through public internet or Common Service Centers (CSCs), etc. It is continuously monitored by surveillance mechanisms and administered by 24×7 operations and management staff.

MSDC acts as a mediator and convergence point between open unsecured public domain and sensitive Government environment. It enables various State Departments to host their services/applications on a common infrastructure leading to ease of integration and efficient management thus ensuring that computing resources and the support connectivity infrastructure (SWAN/NICNET) are adequately and optimally used. The SDC is equipped to host/co-locate systems (e.g. Web Servers, Application Servers, Database Servers, SAN, and NAS etc.). The centralized computers/servers can be used to host multiple applications. Through such a Shared Service Centre implemented in the State and managed by a competent Implementation Agency, the individual departments can focus more on the service delivery rather than on the issues surrounding the infrastructure.

Features

  • Civil Infrastructure
  • Access Control System
  • Close Circuit Surveillance System (CCTV)
  • Fire Detection/Suppression
  • Intruder Alarm System
  • Electrical System
  • Ultra Sound Rodent Repellent System
  • Un-interruptible Power Supply System
  • Air Conditioning System (PACs & CACs)
  • Building Management System
  • Water Leakage Detection
  • Public Address System

MSDC Milestones

   

  • There are 32 applications/websites hosted till date from various State Departments and a few are in the development and testing stage.
  • MSDC Disaster Recovery Storage Replication has been setup with National Data Centre New Delhi.
  • Cloud based hosting has also been implemented at MSDC.
  • MSDC is ISO/IEC 20000:2011 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certified.

 

Guidelines for Infrastructure & Application Hosting in MSDC

For further details on hosting of applications in MSDC, kindly contact Meghalaya IT&C Department.
Contact Person: Shelter War, SIO.
Contact No: 0364-2500400

 

MSDC Helpdesk TollFree No : 1800-3453646
 

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