Railtel, a government agency, has announced it will build 100 regional data centers. It already operates 60,000 kilometers of fiber, connecting most of the country. It has large data centers for its own purposes and is selling services from Secundrabad and Gurugram. (below)
Indian Railway is a behemoth, carrying 8 billion passengers a year. It has 42,226 miles of routes and 1,254,000 employees. (Wikipedia) So it certainly has the assets to go into the cloud business.
But I also know that Indian government plans often don't deliver.
Data Center Services
Strength, control, and peace of mind are all aspects of hosting. And that’s how RailTel`s customers feel when they trust our certified NOC team to manage their hosting needs and challenges.
RailTel's own data centers are located in Secundrabad and Gurugram. Our comprehensive data center solutions include transformation and systems management, hosting and co-location services, as well as the development of a secure and energy-efficient infrastructure environment.
The Secunderabad data center is RailTel's and Indian Railways' first data center, and the country's eighth, with Tier -3 certification for design and facilities by UPTIME Institute USA.
Our own cloud service- Railcloud- is empaneled with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY), Govt of India.