After working on key government projects such as Digital India and COWIN, Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced that it has joined the Government of Telangana to transform its service delivery to citizens by advancing its cloud adoption framework .
AWS also plans to launch a new AWS Region – a physical location where AWS consolidates its data centers – in the Hyderabad region by the end of this year. The company today announced that it has invested $3.71 billion in local infrastructure and jobs across India since the launch of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region. in 2016.
Rahul Sharma, Regional Head of Public Sector – Amazon Internet Services Private Limited, said, “We are at an inflection point, where the needs of a population come together with the capabilities that India has and the scale that India has. ‘she offers. The AWS Hyderabad Region will have three Availability Zones and in each zone, AWS will set up at least two data centers to start with.
The Telangana State Government has decided to migrate its information technology (IT) workloads to the cloud to accelerate its e-governance plans and provide faster and more reliable citizen services through its 33 departments and 289 organizations, while achieving high operational efficiency and reduced IT costs.
The Aarogyasri Health Care Trust (Aarogyasri), Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and the Telangana State Department of Information Technology, Electronics and Communications (ITE&C) are the premier organizations of State to migrate on-premises workloads to the cloud powered by AWS. system.
Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT), Telangana said, “As the demand for e-governance services increases, we can easily migrate and scale our workloads. reliably and securely on AWS to help Telangana districts respond to citizen needs faster. Looking ahead, the Telangana government aims to redouble its efforts in digital transformation, improving the experience of citizens by providing faster and more reliable access to services, such as payment of property taxes.
Max Peterson, vice president, global public sector, AWS, said this will be critical to enabling businesses, governments and nonprofits to sustain customer-centric innovations. “We remain committed to this continued investment in the region. We are well prepared to help the Indian government, enterprises and startups on their journey to cloud in the post-Covid era, as the cloud becomes an integral part of every organization, big or small,” Peterson said.
The company said that by using AWS solutions for compute, storage, management, and governance capabilities, Telangana would enable its officials to improve the delivery of services to citizens, such as hospital care and patient payment. property taxes, while reducing calculation costs by 33%.
The growing demand for digital services has increased the volume of public service operational data managed by Telangana. For example, the Aarogyasri program, a free health care program serving approximately 29 million people living below the poverty line in Telangana, saw a four-fold growth in usage year-on-year during the last decade. Co-located space in the Telangana state data center could not keep pace with demand due to lack of capacity to support program growth, forcing the government to undertake a digital transformation.