owill give an edge in negotiating user licenses for system software used in building application architecture. owill enable suitable provision of physical and logical security to the software applications owill enhance the uptime of the applications and services. The center will offer the following services in conjunction with information services cell owill function as the pivot for all centralized architected e-Governance applications for various departments owill be responsible for data maintenance, back up and security owill undertake all activities pertaining to a large data centre operations owill plan and monitor the execution of enhanced infra-structure requirements owill be the custodian of all hardware/networking assets of the centre owill co-ordinate the immediate needs of the infrastructure problems of the departments owill advise on policy related matters on info structure viz. hard ware, networking and connectivity owill co-ordinate with the performance of the common state wide infrastructure such as KSWAN, Akshaya owill co-ordinate with external service providers of IT services with respect to centralized data center applications owill manage system administration and user accounts owill maintain the disaster recovery sites for all IT applications including Data center owill maintain audit trail , user logs of all departments owill operate on Service Level Agreement (SLAs) with project teams on key performance parameters like transaction speed, up time, 24 x 7 availability To this effect, 5000 sq ft State E-Governance Data center has also been set up at Thiruvananthapuram consisting of multiple servers, storage and backup facilities in a very highly secured environment. The alternate data centre in Kochi will ensure necessary redundancy. Departments can share/ co-locate servers at the data centre; servers can be remotely managed from the departments. These facilities help in huge savings in capital investment for individual departments. Wireless link has already been established between the State Information Infrastructure (SII) and major Government Offices in Thiruvananthapuram.
Section III Project Details including its Implementation model Page 38 of 68Kerala State Wide Area Network (KSWAN) Government of Kerala has already implemented a State Information Infrastructure (DIAMOND), with support from Government of India. As part of the project, a State Information Backbone has been set up, which links Thiruvananthapuram (Co-bank Towers), Kochi (Infopark) and Kozhikode (KINFRA Park). The free bandwidth (2 Mbps each) given by the private bandwidth providers (Reliance, Bharti and Asianet), in return to the Rights-of-Way given to them has been aggregated at the network centers. The intra-departmental and inter-departmental users will access the applications through the KSWAN network. The service users and general public can also use the KSWAN network through Akshaya Centres. The service users and general public can alternatively use the internet through own systems or internet cafes. The network