Microsoft, IBM Among 11 Firms Chosen For Govt Cloud Service

by CXOtoday News Desk    Nov 17, 2016


The Government has provisionally empanelled 11 firms namely Microsoft Corporation (India), Hewlett Packard Enterprise India, IBM India, Tata Communications Limited, BSNL, ESDS Software Solutions, NetMagic IT Services, Sify Technologies, CtrlS Data Centers, Cyfuture India and Web Works India to provide cloud services, Parliament was informed today.

“Government has selected 11 companies for the provisional empanelment of Cloud Service Offerings of Cloud Service Providers,” Minister of State for IT and Law PP Chaudhary said in Lok Sabha. 

“BSNL is also one of the empanelled Cloud Service Providers. However, it is not proposed to give any preference to any Cloud Service Provider including BSNL,” Chaudhary said in a PTI report published on ET.

Under cloud services, companies are required to provide storage, softwares, computing capability through remote location generally on pay as per use model.  Previously, Government has set-up a cloud project MeghRaj under it to meet its computing requirement and has also been using cloud services from National Informatics Centre.