RailTel To Execute Two DRDO Projects Worth Over Rs 68 Crore

by Arun Kumar Das - Jun 1, 2022 12:27 PM +05:30 IST
RailTel To Execute Two DRDO Projects Worth Over Rs 68 CroreRailTel
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  • One order is for supply, installation and commissioning for enhancement of DRDO Data Centre and its networking infrastructure.

    The second order is for supply, installation and commissioning of DRDO on-premise cloud services.

RailTel has bagged two orders worth over Rs 68 crore from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) pertaining to Data Centre management and cloud services.

While one order is for supply, installation and commissioning for enhancement of data centre and its networking infrastructure, the second order is for supply, installation and commissioning of DRDO on-premise cloud services.

Both the orders together amount to Rs 54.11 crore, excluding GST which becomes Rs 68.86 crore including GST.

The scope of the first order work entails a turnkey solution for enhancing the data centre and its networking infrastructure to cater to the needs of future and enhanced IT needs. This project is specifically focussed to enhance the IT/Non-IT/Networking Infrastructure to facilitate the deployment of Cloud Services for the entire DRDO community. It will also help in setting up a Security Operation Centre (SOC) to safeguard the huge data, ensure uninterrupted services and future planning of new application and operational requirements.

This project is aimed to upgrade the data centre at DRDO headquarters in the Capital to bring up a world class facility. DRDO Data Centre is envisioned as the shared, reliable and secure infrastructure services centre for hosting and managing the IT services of DRDO community.

After upgradation, the data centre would provide many functionalities like Central Repository, Secure Data Storage, Online Delivery of Services, IT Services Portal, Disaster Recovery, Remote Management and Service Integration.

It would facilitate secure, reliable and efficient delivery of IT services thereby improving end-user satisfaction. Disaster Recovery (DR) services are required to prevent either man-made or natural disasters from causing expensive service disruptions.

This work order is valued at Rs 22.77 crore (excluding GST) which after including GST amounts to Rs 26.87 crore.

The scope of work of the second order entails a turnkey solution for deploying a DRDO Cloud over their wide area network to cater to the needs of DRDO community for various needful IT services.

DRDO decided to migrate to a new scalable hardware platform by creating DRDO Cloud to provision storage space, hosting of new applications and distributed computer resources. It will benefit the organisation to perform day-to-day activities smoothly. It will help in the efficient utilisation of resources with centralised management and monitoring.

This second work order is valued at Rs 31.34 crore, excluding GST which after including GST amounts to Rs 36.99 crore.

RailTel Chairman and Managing Director Aruna Singh said, "RailTel has established itself as a prominent Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provider and as one of the largest neutral telecom infrastructure providers in the country. Securing these prestigious projects from DRDO 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."

"With this, RailTel is well- positioned to win other Ministries, Central government and State government, Data Centres and cloud service projects as well," Singh added.

Also Read: RailTel Joins Hands With Esri India To Provide Cloud Based Geospatial Infrastructure

Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at akdas2005@gmail.com.


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