Indian Government Cloud initiative
(GI Cloud – MeghRaj)
Renu Budhiraja
Sr. Director, e-Governance
Department of Electronic...
Need of the hour
• Optimum utilization of Infrastructure
• Speeding up the IT procurement cycle for eGov applications
– Mo...
Indian Government initiative (GI Cloud –
MeghRaj)
Constitution of Committees by DeitY
GI-Cloud
Task Force

Government as a...
GI Cloud (Meghraj)- Vision and Policy
Vision
• Accelerate delivery of e-services

• Optimise ICT spending of the governmen...
What is GI Cloud?
The GI Cloud is a set of discrete Cloud computing

environments (National and State Clouds) built on
exi...
GI Cloud Architecture

AppStore

AppStore

GI Cloud Services
Directory 1

AppStore

1

Single Portal for Service Delivery
...
GI Cloud Governance Structure
Progress n road ahead
• Two Cloud reports approved by Hon’ble MoCIT
– ‘GI Cloud Strategic Direction Paper’
– ‘GI Cloud Ado...
eGov AppStore
http://apps.gov.in

• National level common repository and market
place of productized applications, compone...
Benefits of eGov AppStore
• Speedy development and deployment of eGov applications

• Easy replication of successful appli...
Eco-System
Governing
Body

Rapid rollout of successful applications
across the country using Private Clouds
as a short tem...
Journey Ahead
• Initial launch with 20 applications by Hon’ble MoCIT on 31st May 2013
• Existing applications are NIC appl...
THANK YOU

Renu Budhiraja
renu@gov.in
Cloud Services & IT Act 2000
• Definitions of ‘computer’, ‘communication device’, ‘computer

network’, ’computer resource’...
Cloud Services & IT Act 2000
• Data Protection
– IT Act safeguards data & privacy
• Section 43 (Penalty & Compensation for...
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  • Optimum utilization of Infrastructure – Power, racks, servers, s/w licenses etc, huge operational cost, also will be difficult to meet line dept requirements
  • It is not one single homogenous cloud sloution, not possible for a country like India..
  • NATC 2013 - Meghraj - Government on Cloud Initiative by Renu Budhiraja

    1. 1. Indian Government Cloud initiative (GI Cloud – MeghRaj) Renu Budhiraja Sr. Director, e-Governance Department of Electronics & Information Technology Ministry of Communications & IT Government of India renu@gov.in 1
    2. 2. Need of the hour • Optimum utilization of Infrastructure • Speeding up the IT procurement cycle for eGov applications – Moving from Capex to Opex model • Infrastructure elasticity – scale up and scale down based on the load • Easy replication of successful applications across States to avoid duplication of effort & cost in development of similar applications. – Configurable & multi tenant applications • Availability of certified applications following common standards at one place – Creation of an e-Gov AppStore • Providing a secured, unified cyber space for shared government services and infrastructure on demand Multi tenancy is best suited to India given the diversity, size and needs 2
    3. 3. Indian Government initiative (GI Cloud – MeghRaj) Constitution of Committees by DeitY GI-Cloud Task Force Government as a User of Cloud Computing Adoption of Cloud in India Working Group Headed by Kris. Gopalakrishnan Govt. as a enabler for the Cloud Eco-System Cloud Policy Intervention – Legal and Regulatory Framework 3
    4. 4. GI Cloud (Meghraj)- Vision and Policy Vision • Accelerate delivery of e-services • Optimise ICT spending of the government. Policy & Policy Principles • First evaluate the option of using GI Cloud (National & State Clouds) for implementation of all new projects • Existing applications be evaluated for migration to GI Cloud Policy Principles • All Government clouds to follow standards & guidelines set by Govt. of India. • All new applications to be cloud ready. 4
    5. 5. What is GI Cloud? The GI Cloud is a set of discrete Cloud computing environments (National and State Clouds) built on existing or new (augmented) infrastructure, following a set of common protocols, guidelines and standards issued by the Government of India. The GI Cloud services will be published through a single GI Cloud Services Directory. 5
    6. 6. GI Cloud Architecture AppStore AppStore GI Cloud Services Directory 1 AppStore 1 Single Portal for Service Delivery 2 Built by private cloud providers 6
    7. 7. GI Cloud Governance Structure
    8. 8. Progress n road ahead • Two Cloud reports approved by Hon’ble MoCIT – ‘GI Cloud Strategic Direction Paper’ – ‘GI Cloud Adoption and Implementation Roadmap’ • National Cloud by NIC to be launched soon • Center of Excellence in Cloud Computing • Architecture management Office (AMO) • Study on Demand Assessment & Readiness of the CSPs initiated • SDCs being Cloud enabled- Template RFP shared
    9. 9. eGov AppStore http://apps.gov.in • National level common repository and market place of productized applications, components and web services • Can be re-used by various government agencies/departments at Centre and in the States 9
    10. 10. Benefits of eGov AppStore • Speedy development and deployment of eGov applications • Easy replication of successful applications across States avoiding duplication of efforts and cost • Availability of certified applications following common standards at one place
    11. 11. Eco-System Governing Body Rapid rollout of successful applications across the country using Private Clouds as a short tem objective Application Owner Consumers eGov AppStore Empanelled Agencies Application Provider 11
    12. 12. Journey Ahead • Initial launch with 20 applications by Hon’ble MoCIT on 31st May 2013 • Existing applications are NIC applications and components • Endeavour would be to transform applications into productized form • Augmented to include applications and components developed by various players including private • A complete eco-system will be established to run the eGov Appstore as a market place and a proposal in this regard is being finalised by DeitY as a part of GI Cloud initiative • A policy on access and usage will be evolved, encompassing the following – Freely downloadable Apps – Downloadable with cost – Restricted Apps
    13. 13. THANK YOU Renu Budhiraja renu@gov.in
    14. 14. Cloud Services & IT Act 2000 • Definitions of ‘computer’, ‘communication device’, ‘computer network’, ’computer resource’, & ‘computer system’ in IT Act include Saas, Paas and Iaas models of cloud delivery • Cloud Service Providers – The category of Intermediaries [Section 2(1)(W)] – Being a body corporate liable under Section 43A & 79 and the associated Rules. 14
    15. 15. Cloud Services & IT Act 2000 • Data Protection – IT Act safeguards data & privacy • Section 43 (Penalty & Compensation for damage to computer, computer system etc.) • Section 43A (Compensation for failure to protect data) • Section 66 ( computer related offences) • Section 66C (Punishment for Identity Theft) • Section 66D (Punishment for impersonation) • Section 72 (Punishment for breach of confidentiality & privacy) • Section 72A (Punishment for breach of lawful contract) – Legal backing for protecting both generic & sensitive personnel data in cloud • Data Preservation & Retention – Section 7 & Section 67C • Lawful Access – CSPs may be called upon by LEAs under Sections 69, 69A and 69B 15
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