IT Ministry empanels Oracle as cloud infrastructure solutions provider -

IT Ministry empanels Oracle as cloud infrastructure solutions provider


Pune: India’s IT ministry has named Oracle Corp. as an empaneled cloud infrastructure solutions provider, after an audit process, the American company said on Wednesday.

State governments and public sector undertakings (PSUs) in India can now move their most challenging workloads, including Oracle workloads, to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The firm has public cloud data centres in Mumbai and Hyderabad.

“Oracle has been a partner to India’s development agenda for nearly three decades. Today’s announcement gives us innumerable opportunities to help India’s government agencies and public sector organisations really accelerate the speed at which they can embrace digital transformation,” said Shailender Kumar, managing director at Oracle India. “We will be ramping up our team to support this growth in our public sector business.”

Several central ministries like the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance currently use Oracle solutions, as do central government projects like Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN), Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and NITI Aayog’s Aspirational Districts Programme.

Several state governments—including Bihar, Delhi, Maharashtra, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh—also use Oracle solutions. Customers include their various departments like commercial taxes, power (meter data management), social justice (courts), urban local bodies, health and locomotive works.

The public sector contributes about 30% to Oracle Corp.’s revenues in India, and that business has been growing at high double-digit rates in the last few years.

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“We feel that Oracle Cloud—with all the certifications that we have—is in an appropriate position to approach, or to work with these entities to ensure that the compliance is met. So yes, it is going to have a significant impact (on the business in India),” said Debapriya Nandan, senior director and head-public sector at Oracle India.

Nandan said that the company expects to address a sizable portion of the new projects that would be coming up, and that there would be more clarity once the Personal Data Protection Bill gets passed by the Parliament.

“We feel that our offerings—along with the government’s plan and the design to create large platforms for future development and the public sector developing new applications in their own respective areas—is going to create sizable business opportunities,” he said.



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