The Indian defence minister Manohar Parrikar has inaugurated the central datacentre, army cloud and digi-locker for the Indian Army.

The facility under the army cloud includes central datacentre, near line datacentre, both in Delhi and disaster recovery site for replication of its critical data along with virtualised servers and storage in an environmentally controlled complex.

The army has deployed the first ever software defined datacentre, wherein all the resources could be provisioned to different applications on the cloud. It has already started providing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to pan-Army users as the first cloud service and will soon provide Software as a Service (SaaS).

With the launching of Digi-Locker, it will provide a secure and exclusive data storage space to all the units and formation headquarters of the army over its dedicated data network. The Digi-Locker of Indian Army is similar to e-Locker of Digital India program and has all the advanced features like digital signatures and watermarking.

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