Infotech Lead India: Maharashtra Government has selected VMware virtualization and cloud infrastructure technology for its MahaGov Cloud.
Utilizing VMware’s solutions, MahaGov Cloud will provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) to various state departments for their e-governance initiatives.
Maharashtra has deployed VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud Director to virtualize the state datacenter, which hosts the MahaGov Cloud.
Rajesh Aggarwal, secretary IT for the Government of Maharashtra, said, “The Government of Maharashtra is committed to making e-governance a success in the state. Virtualization and cloud computing would play a critical role in enabling our vision for e-governance in Maharashtra.”
The VMware deployment has helped Maharashtra lower the cost of hosting, improve the management of the state datacenter infrastructure, and drastically reduce the time required to provision infrastructure for various state departments.
This has encouraged state departments to host their mission critical applications on the MahaGov Cloud, making it the only government cloud in India that is running a production environment with a high volume of servers and applications.
“With limited budgets and a growing need for services, state government’s IT Departments need a more flexible and cost-effective model for computing – one that allows them to operate more efficiently and respond faster to emerging needs,” said T Srinivasan, managing director, VMware India & SAARC.
Meanwhile, VMware posted a 22 percent increase in fourth quarter revenue to $1.29 billion. The company’s full year revenue also increased 22 percent to $4.61 billion.