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A Triumvirate of fissures in Meghraj, the Govt propelled Cloud?

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NEW DELHI, INDIA: India’s government cloud infrastructure, Meghraj, verves live and post the development, here’s what Forrester Research Senior Analyst Sudhanshu Bhandari’s feels and opines on a troika of challenges that the initiative will face in line with his latest boundary marker.

Bracing Meghraj, the government cloud standing for the acronym used for g-cloud now offers infrastructure-, followed by platform-, storage-, and software-as-a-service for the Indian public sector.

“A fortnight ago, my colleague Manish Bahl and I published a report that highlighted the opportunities and challenges of cloud adoption in the public sector. Three-quarters of the Indian public sector organizations we interviewed indicated that addressing the rising expectations of citizens and ensuring that they are satisfied is their top business priority. Over the next decade, the Indian government’s g-cloud approach will drive major changes in the types of services it delivers – not just to citizens but also to employees and businesses by 1) rolling out services faster and reaping the desired benefits earlier, 2) optimizing the use of infrastructure while reducing management overhead, and 3) reducing bureaucracy and increasing transparency.” Bhandari transcripts in the blog.

While the government’s endeavours to make compact the services at the offing by means of the g-cloud is creditable, he goes on to harangues that the initiative will be successful given the condition that the government can overcome three vital dares. One is about lack of common policies will challenge application reuse. The problem is noteworthy in India owing to the diversity of the federal structure and the fragmented, incongruent IT initiatives as regards the central and state governments. The government will face trials in in receipt of the numerous departments to use common policies and a shared g-cloud infrastructure.

In addition, individual technology masses and a deficiency of infrastructure standardization will limit success. The Indian government has set up various data centers and permitted vendors to collocate their hardware infrastructure in these data centers for the spring boarding of eGovernance ingenuities. One can accept as true that the government will face momentous challenges in managing, consolidating, and scaling its private g-cloud model.

The deficit of a clear mandate or incentives will distress g-cloud endorsement. A nearer glance at the g-cloud framework put out by the government makes known that- there is no clear implementation plan. The government should not bank on inducements and consents to branch extensive espousal of the g-cloud, for the reason that- individual sectors still feel the requisite to control all facets of their amenities accorded.


At one fell swoop, to hitch the power of the cloud, the g-cloud requires to afford an across-the-board array of services that are more competent and economical than customary ICT infrastructure. Despite the fact other government initiatives, such as the process architecting framework and common service centers, address some of the fundamental issues related to eServices penetration, the g-cloud initiative must concentrate on standardization, optimization, and the partner ecosystem, Bhandari was found being pragmatic about.


Jawed Akhtar

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