VMWARE’S GOVERNMENT AGENDA
The Prime Minister’s Digital India vision aims at improving the delivery of government services to citizens and businesses through the National e-Governance Programme (NeGP). At VMware, we are keen on contributing to the next wave of this National e-Governance Plan, also called e-Kranti, that clearly lays out the road map by the new government for e-Governance. There are 10 or 12 projects that are being defined under e-Kranti in terms of what the government will do, and VMware’s approach here is to work with these customers and help them understand the power of what VMware brings to the table from a software defined data center standpoint.
MahaGov Cloud is an initiative by the Directorate of Information Technology (DIT), Government of Maharashtra to 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. VMware was chosen after an extensive evaluation conducted by the Government of Maharashtra.
The VMware deployment has helped the Government of 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.
The National Informatics Center(NIC) which runs large data centers for central e-governance initiatives like passport seva, India post, etc too uses VMware’s software. It is also said to be involved in the central government’s cloud initiative Megharaj.