Inauguration of the First Data Centre of RailTel

Shri.D.P.Pande, General Manager, South Central Railway inaugurated the Data Centre of RailTel Corporation of India Ltd. in Rail Nilayam in the presence of Shri R.K.Bahuguna, Chairman & Managing Director of RailTel Corporation of India Ltd..

This is the first Data Centre of RailTel as well as Indian Railways.This Data Centre is Tier-III certified for design and facilities by Uptime Institute, U.S.A.

Through the Data Centre, RailTel will offer the following services:
· Co-location
· Dedicated Hosting
· Cloud Computing
· DR site services
· Other IT related services
It has world class facilities with state of Art Data Centre Infrastructure Management System and Building Management System in place. All the Infrastructure in the Data Centre is concurrently maintainable due to redundancy features.

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IGNOU to set up study centres at railway stations

New Delhi: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will soon setup its study centres at 3,000 railway stations in association with the
government-owned Railtel Corporation of India Ltd.

Railtel’s high-speed optical fibre cable (OFC) network will be used by IGNOU to provide educational content.

At these virtual colleges, students will interact with teachers through the
university’s distance learning modules and online tests.

“We expect all these centres likely to be operational by June this year,” said
Prof. V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU.

The university is also planning to setup study centres at railway stations in rural areas, apart from tier II and tier III cities in collaboration with Railtel which has laid about 30,000 km of OFC network,” said S. K. Vasistha, managing director Railtel.