THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The second state data centre, set up with a cost of Rs 22.5 crore, at Technopark was inaugurated by IT and Industries Minister P K Kunhalikutty here on Tuesday. With this, Kerala has become the first state in the country to own two data centres. The new data centre will enable various state departments to host their services and applications, providing enhanced capacity to deal with the future e-governance activities of the state.
Delivering the inaugural address, Kunhalikutty said that the new data centre would boost Government-to-Government (G-To-G) and Government-to-Citizen (G-to-C) initiatives in the state. He said that IT was one of the sector which had immense potential in the state. “Kerala has to go a long way on the IT front. In the neighbouring state such as Karnataka, it has reached a saturation point and the IT companies are looking at Kerala for investment and the state should reap the maximum out of it,” he said.
M A Wahid MLA, K S Srinivas, Special Secretary, IT Dept, Associate Director C-DAC, Elizabeth Sherly, Director, IITMK and K G Girish Babu, CEO Technopark, were among those present at the function.