Best cloud choice for the Indian Government – Oracle, Pradeep Agarwal explains
Governments and other public sector entities in India can now use Oracle’s second-generation cloud technologies to migrate their most difficult workloads, including Oracle workloads, to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), assisting the country in achieving its goal of becoming a 100 percent digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. “For the more than 29 states and union territories that already use Oracle products, Empanelment provides a smooth and compliant road to the cloud,” says Pradeep Agarwal Oracle.
Oracle recently announced that it has been named an empaneled cloud infrastructure solution provider by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India (MeitY) following a rigorous audit, just over a year after bringing the Oracle public cloud to India by establishing cloud regions in Mumbai and Hyderabad.
“Oracle solutions are already used by the governments of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Orissa, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and more than 29 other states and union territories. Customers include commercial taxes, power (metre data management), social justice (courts), urban local governments, health, locomotive works, and other agencies,” informs Pradeep Agarwal.
Notably, Oracle solutions are used by many government ministries, including the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance, and others. Moreover, for a long time, Oracle technologies have been used by central government agencies and public sectors undertakings such as the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Income Tax Department, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Indian Oil Corporation, State Bank of India, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), and others. Oracle technologies are also used in central government programmes such as the Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN), the Unique Identification Authority of India (UID), IceGate, the NITI Aayog’s Aspirational Districts Programme, and others.
“For nearly three decades, Oracle has been a supporter of India’s development goals. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is already providing benefits to a number of customers. We have many achievements to be proud of, but today’s announcement provides us with numerous potential to assist India’s government agencies and public sector organisations in truly accelerating their digital transformation. To support this development in our public sector business, we will be expanding our team,” says Pradeep Agarwal.
These government institutions and public sector organisations will be able to take advantage of the tremendous benefits that come with using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a result of the announcement, including cloud price performance that is simple, predictable, and superior, an easy and quick road to the cloud, backed by the industry’s only performance service-level guarantees, allowing for quick time to market, reliable on-premises-equivalent performance and vast scalability help achieve the goal of digitising more services and making them more accessible to consumers and businesses.
Furthermore, isolated computer environments with powerful and easy-to-implement security features in conformity with regulatory laws, access to Oracle’s Autonomous Database, which uses machine learning and automation to improve data management by increasing simplicity, security, and operational effectiveness, as well as unlocking new insights, Oracle’s Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL) regulations provide protection for current Oracle software investments, Governments’ ability to maintain an active Disaster Recovery (DR) site while simultaneously moving large amounts of data for less – an advantage only Oracle can provide.
Additionally, companies who are obligated to fulfil regulatory data sovereignty rules are given a variety of deployment options. “The Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer service allows customers to build up a fully managed, configurable public cloud deployment in their own datacenter, as well as edge devices. With these, public sector companies can gain greater control and governance over their data and operations, thanks to standardised and simplified operational procedures that can be applied to all workloads,” informs Pradeep Agarwal.
They can also be used to run heterogeneous applications in production, such as legacy, cloud-native, data analytics, and high-performance compute (HPC) applications, as well as greenfield applications, and they give developers access to the full suite of Oracle developer tools, allowing them to improve existing applications while also developing and integrating new cloud-native applications.