Gandhinagar, Aug 31 (GCBusiness) More than 250 websites, around 50 applications and other internet based services of the Gujarat government would not be accessible for three days due to the general shutdown of Gujarat State Data Center (GSDC) from 2000 hours to 0900 hours of September 3, an official of the Science and Technology department said on Saturday.
He said that during this period all the services hosted by the Gujarat State Data Center like applications, email, internet, websites would not be accessible.
He further said that it would be a general maintenance related shutdown and it has been scheduled in such a way as to cause minimum inconvenience to people and others concerned. September 1 and 2 are holidays and the shutdown would be over by 0900 hours on September 3 ie, by the time the office hour began.
Notably, the data center was made operational in 2008 under Science & Technology Department, GoG with an objective to consolidate services, applications and infrastructure so as to ensure efficient electronic delivery of G2G, G2C and G2B services.
Under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of Government of India, State Data Centre (SDC) has been identified as one of the core and critical infrastructure components needed for consolidation and hosting of applications that are essential for the delivery of e-Governance services.
GSDC in Gandhinagar, includes 2600 sq ft of server and storage area, 600 sq ft of connectivity zone and 1300 sq ft of control room and utility area.
It has been connected to all the Government offices through Gujarat State Wide Area Network (GSWAN) infrastructure.
It acts as a mediator and convergence point between open unsecured public domain and sensitive government environment.
The GSDC has been equipped to host or co-locate systems such as web servers, application servers, database servers, Storage Area Network (SAN), and Network-attached storage(NAS).
It hosts around 50 applications and more than 250 websites and enables departments to host their services or applications on a common infrastructure, efficient management, optimum resources utilisation.
To provide decentralised delivery of services to the citizens in the state, Government of Gujarat has also set up four mini data centres at Mahesana, Rajkot,Surat and Vadodara.