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Andhra Pradesh Govt. to Use Microsoft Azure to transfer state data from Hyderabad to Vizag

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  1. Gessler

    Gessler Mod MODERATOR

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    HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh is all set to emerge as the hub for testing of various applications developed by different IT giants. After successfully using the Kaizala software application of Microsoft for various government activities, the TDP government is now gearing up to use Azure Stack, the US IT major's most recent application, for transferring data from the State Data Centre (SDC) located in Hyderabad.

    "The state government has entered into an agreement with Microsoft for use of this application. We are keen on taking the support from them for the data centre and the modalities for the same are currently being discussed," IT minister Palle Raghunath Reddy told TOI. The agreement was signed during the "Microsoft Future Decoded" summit held in Mumbai on Wednesday making AP the first client for this application of Microsoft.

    The SDC hosts server, applications as well as acts as storage. It stores all the government and citizens' data in the State Resident Data Hub (SRDH). It has data of about 100 applications like Mee Seva which are meant for online payments. Post-bifurcation of the state, both AP and Te langana are using the SRDH which still remains at the SDC in Hyderabad which was built at a cost of ` 400 crore when the state was united.

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    Officials say that applications like Azure Stack ensure safety while transferring data and are superior to cloud technology. "We are planning to transfer the data first to the data centre in Visakhapatnam and later to the data centre in Vijayawada," an IT official said.

    While transferring the data using Azure Stack, it will be Microsoft's responsibility to ensure its security. However, Microsoft will not have access to the data. To make sure of the safety of the data, the AP government will set up a disaster recovery centre in Vijayawada for the data stored in Visakhapatnam.

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    Apart from Microsoft, IT giants like IBM and AWS also sell such type of applications.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...bad-to-visakhapatnam/articleshow/57323094.cms
     
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    PeegooFeng41 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Is it just me or a station wagon filled with back-up tapes would have served the purpose better? If it were the question of transferring the data.
     
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    ranadd 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    No offense, But you do no have any idea on the amount of data being talked here and regarding data security.
     
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    @Gessler Just curious bro, are you a Telugu ?
     
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    Yep.
     
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    Andhra Pradesh or Telangana ? :p
     
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    Born in Hyd (telangana) but family is from AP.

    I'm also a TDP supporter. :thank_you2:
     
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    Woah.. Me too
     
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    No offense dude, but do you know how the biggest amount of data is moved in the world? And have you heard of encryption?

    https://www.wired.com/2007/03/googles-next-gen-of-sneakernet/

    "How do you get 120 terabytes of data — the equivalent of 123,000 iPod shuffles (roughly 30 million songs) — from A to B? For the most part, the old-fashioned way: via a sneaker net."

    Here are some back of the envelop calculations.

    A typical data center in India has a STM-4 connectivity which they proudly advertise.
    http://www.net4.com/aspx/general/data-center.aspx?ftr=vidpgurl

    Assuming that Indian government data centers have STM - 64 connectivity with a usable bandwidth of about 4 Gbps, here is the time required to transmit 1 Petabytes of data assuming no other losses or TCP/IP overhead etc.

    (2 ^ 50) / ( 4 * 10^9 / 8) = 2251800 seconds
    = 625.5 hours
    = 26 days.

    Now assuming you are loading the entire station wagon into Himsagar express, it will take about 71 hours to transport the data from Jammu Tawi to Kanyakumari. Assuming that railways are really lousy and fraught with delay it will take twice that time, still you will need 142 hours. Rest of the time you can account for encryption and copying etc, which will happen faster than transmitting the data because bandwidth available inside a server is massively more than on the network.

    BTW, http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/tape/ts3310/specifications.html
    was perhaps what they needed. A $10,000 device which can support upto 2.5 PB write once read many times tapes. Small enough to fit many many into a station wagon --62 cm x 45 cm x 80 cm. About the size of a small office desk.

    As someone very wise once said,
    "Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling on a highway" -- Andrews S Tanenbaum.

    Thank you and may the force be with you.
     
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