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Orange Business Services deploys first 'green' state data center for Himachal Pradesh govt

Economic Times:  July, 2016

New Delhi: Orange Business Services, the B2B division of the Orange Group, said that it has launched 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 company said that the cloud enabled state data center is a step forward by the state in its efforts towards IT modernization. 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. 

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. 

"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," Bala Mahadevan, CEO, Orange Business Services, India, said. 

"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. 

The company said that it 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.