CLOUD AT TAMIL NADU STATE DATA CENTRE (Thamizh Megam – TN CLOUD)

CLOUD AT TAMIL NADU STATE DATA CENTRE (Thamizh Megam – TN CLOUD)

     Cloud computing, an Information Technology paradigm that enables ubiquitous access to shared pools of configurable system resources and higher-level services for rapidly provisioning e-Governance applications with minimal management have been established at Tamil Nadu State Data Centre. The Cloud service is operational w.e.f. 19.09.2016. 

Cloud Servers

Features and facility of CLOUD @ TNSDC:

  • Availability of on demand infrastructure for hosting the application.
  • Improving infrastructure utilization with multiple Virtual machines (VMs) on a single host.
  • Allowing applications to leverage the power to scale up and scale down instances as per  the demand cycle.
  • Reducing the time required for the provisioning of Virtual Machines (VMs) through pre defined templates.
  • Allowing departments to deploy applications faster.
  • Ability to provide additional computing resources like CPU, RAM, Storage and OS whenever demand arises in production.
  • Rapid elasticity and dynamic scalability of computing resources.
  • Virtual machines (VMs) will be created and provided as per the requirement.
  • Operating Systems (OS) Redhat Linux and Windows will be provided to Virtual machines running on hypervisors RHEV and Hyper V.
  • Open source stack also can be deployed in open source hypervisor.
  •  Department can also bring in their OS with support, based on the compatibility matrix of the hypervisors.
  • Host Intrusion and Prevention System (HIPS) and Antivirus software will be provided for the VMs.
  • Up time of VMs will be monitored on 24x7 basis.
  • Hypervisor level clustering is enabled to provide HA for VMs.
  • Cloud operator will do OS hardening in co-ordination with user department.

Hosting charges in Cloud:

Virtual Machine - Windows/Linux operating system:        

Description

Cost per annum per Virtual machine in Rs.

VCPU - 1 no.

34,000

RAM  - 1GB

1,000

Storage Area Network (SAN) space (60GB - usable)

4,000

Host Intrusion Prevention System and Anti virus

4,000

Total

              43,000 + Taxes

*Any increase in above resources will be charged on pro rata basis.

SERVER FARM:

     Server Farm, a testing environment with common testing facilities like Antivirus, Firewall, VAPT tools etc., has been established at TNSDC to facilitate the Departments for testing their applications at TNSDC.

e-Mail SOLUTION:

    e-Mail Solution,  an essential component of e-Enabling the Government functioning  is being provided & maintained by NIC with State Government funds and it is operational from 18.09.2015 with the domain name of  “tn.gov.in”.