Orange Business Services deploys first ‘green’ state data center for Himachal Pradesh government

by | Jul 14, 2016

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Orange Business Services, the B2B division of the Orange Group, has commissioned a state-of-the-art state data center for Himachal Pradesh (H.P.) government. This is the first state data center in the country which has been designed using ‘green’ data center concepts that minimize power requirements and increase power utilization efficiency. The cloud enabled state data center is a step forward by the state in its efforts towards IT modernization. The data center will be managed by Orange Business Services for five years and will host approximately 200 e-governance applications ranging from land records, health management system to safe city applications.

Speaking at the inauguration of the facility, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of H.P. and Hon’ble IT Minister to H.P. Govt. expressed for the efforts put forth by Orange Business Services for the timely completion and quality of workmanship to implement the state-of-the art data center.

Mr. Bala Mahadevan, CEO, Orange Business Services, India, said, “Technology is set to redefine India. We focus on humanizing technology and believe that technology only becomes innovation when useful to the greatest number of people. At Orange Business Services, our focus is on technology that helps you to create better employee and customer experiences. We are glad to be part of this prestigious project and thank the Himachal Pradesh government for their confidence in our capabilities.”

“We believe that technologies are an opportunity for any organization to transform their processes, ways of working and business models. They are an opportunity for growth and progress for the economy and the society. With our strong domain expertise and unmatched technical capabilities of managing complex infrastructure deployments, we are well placed to expand our enterprise solutions and deliver large-scale government and public sector projects,” he added.

Orange Business Services is also working with multiple Indian state governments to help them build and upgrade their data centers, as well as make them more efficient, and cost effective.

The state data center will facilitate all government departments to make use of common IT infrastructure facilities implemented by state IT departments. It will also enable the consolidation of services that will help the government remove complexities, cut costs and improve efficiency in delivering citizen services.

About Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services, the Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, is not only a telecom operator, but also an IT solutions integrator and applications developer in France and around the world. Its 20,000 employees support companies in all areas of their digital transformation: mobile and collaborative workspaces; IT/cloud infrastructure; fixed and mobile connectivity; private and hybrid networks; applications for Internet of Things, 360° customer experience and Big Data analytics; and cybersecurity thanks to dedicated experts and infrastructure to protect information systems. More than 3,000 multinational organizations and 2 million SOHOs, enterprises and local authorities in France rely on Orange Business Services as their trusted partner.


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Brian Pereira is an Indian journalist and editor based in Mumbai. He founded Digital Creed in 2015. A technology buff, former computer instructor, and software developer, Brian has 29 years of journalism experience (since 1994). Brian is the former Editor of CHIP India, InformationWeek India and CISO Mag. He has served India's leading newspaper groups: The Times of India and The Indian Express. Presently, he serves the Information Security Media Group, as Sr. Director, Editorial. You'll find his most current work on CIO Inc. During his career he wrote (and continues to write) 5000+ technology articles. He conducted more than 450 industry interviews. Brian writes on aviation, drones, cybersecurity, tech startups, cloud, data center, AI/ML/Gen AI, IoT, Blockchain etc. He achieved certifications from the EC-Council (Certified Secure Computer User) and from IBM (Basics of Cloud Computing). Apart from those, he has successfully completed many courses on Content Marketing and Business Writing. He recently achieved a Certificate in Cybersecurity (CC) from the international certification body ISC2. Follow Brian on Twitter (@creed_digital) and LinkedIn. Email Brian at: [email protected]
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