The Indian government after a hefty audit process has appointed Oracle Corp. as an empanelled cloud infrastructure provider for the IT Ministry. This means that now government-owned entities and offices would be able to use digital services provided by Oracle Corp. The American company which has public data centres in Hyderabad and Mumbai will now be able to take on workload from state governments and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) which would also include Oracle workloads as well. The news comes from Oracle Corp itself which announced the new development on Wednesday.
Oracle to Ramp Up Employee Strength to Support New Projects
As per the ET Telecom report on the matter, Shailender Kumar, managing director at Oracle India remarked that Oracle Corp has been the government’s partner for the last three decades on various occasions and the new empanelment by the IT ministry would allow the company to help the government and PSUs in accelerating the speed in which they undergo a digital transformation. He also said that Oracle would be ramping up its team to help in growing its public sector business.
It is worth noting that a lot of central ministries and several high profile projects of the government make use of the cloud infrastructure provided by Oracle. Some of the ministries that take the help of Oracle include the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the Ministry of Railways, the Ministry of Finance and even the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), Aadhar provider UIDAI and the Aspirational District Programme make use of Oracle’s services.
Oracle’s Third of Total Business from Public Sector
When it comes to state governments, states like Bihar, Delhi, Maharashtra, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh rely on Oracle Corp for their digital services. Not only this but urban local bodies and even courts use Oracle solutions. What’s interesting to note is that out of the total revenue that Oracle gets from India, around 30% of it comes from the public sector business. This figure has been growing at a very rapid rate in the last few years. Debapriya Nandan, senior director and the head-public sector at Oracle India said that after the passing of the Personal Data Protection Bill, there would be more clarity on the solutions that Oracle would be able to provide to the public sector. He also hinted towards the presence of sizeable business opportunities in India.