Orange helps Himachal Pradesh set up green data centre

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(Image revised  Nov 30 2016)

July 12, 2016: Orange Business Services, the B2B division of the Orange Group, has commissioned a state-of-the-art state data centre for Himachal Pradesh (H.P.) government.

This is the first state data centre in the country which has been designed using ‘green’ data centre concepts that minimize power requirements and increase power utilization efficiency. The cloud enabled state data center is a step forward by the state in its efforts towards IT modernization. The data centre will be managed by Orange Business Services for five years and will host approximately 200 e-governance applications ranging from land records, health management system to safe city applications.

Says Bala Mahadevan, CEO, Orange Business Services, India: “Technology is set to redefine India. We focus on humanizing technology and believe that technology only becomes innovation when useful to the greatest number of people. At Orange Business Services, our focus is on technology that helps you to create better employee and customer experiences. We are glad to be part of this prestigious project and thank the Himachal Pradesh government for their confidence in our capabilities.”

Orange Business Services is also working with multiple Indian state governments to help them build and upgrade their data centers, as well as make them more efficient, and cost effective.

The state data centre will facilitate all government departments to make use of common IT infrastructure facilities implemented by state IT departments. It will also enable the consolidation of services that will help the government remove complexities, cut costs and improve efficiency in delivering citizen services.

Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with annual sales of 40 billion euros in 2015 and has 155,000 employees worldwide at 31 March 2016. Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).