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Indian Army Launched Highly Encrypted Cloud System and a Digi-Locker

New Delhi: Indian Army has launched a highly encrypted cloud system, Army Cloud as a part of ‘digital army’ plan. The Army Cloud would include a central data centre, a near-line data centre along with a disaster recovery site. The disaster recovery site would replicate army’s critical data, virtualised servers, and storage in a controlled complex.

The Army Cloud is similar to Meghraj, a cloud system of National Informatics Centre and would be used to provide all IT infrastructure, which includes servers for computing, storage, network security equipment, etc.

As a part of ‘Digital Army Initiative’, a Digi-Locker was also launched to provide a secure and private data storage space to all the units over a dedicated data network. The Digi-Locker comes with various features, such as digital signatures, watermarking, etc.

TechSci Research depicts that with rising demand for automation, growth in the trend of data sharing, increasing threat of cyber warfare & cyber-attacks, and rising demand for cyber security, launch of encrypted cloud system and digi-locker for Indian Army would fuel the India cyber security market in the government and defense sector in the coming years.

According to the recent report published by TechSci Research, “Global Cyber Security Market By Security Type (Network Security, Content Security, etc.), By Solutions (Identity & Access Management, Risk & Compliance Management, etc.), By End Use Industry, By Region, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011-2021”, global market for cyber security is projected to surpass USD137 billion by 2021. Growing trend of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), rising adoption of cloud computing, expanding market for Internet of Things (IoT) are expected to continue driving the cyber security market across the globe over the next five years.

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