IT Minister Nara Lokesh has interacted with CEOs and representatives of various IT and ITES companies in the US to attract investments to the State by helping to make AP a Cloud hub.
The government will set up Internet landing point at Vizag, connecting Vizag-Andaman and Singapore Said by Mr. Lokesh. He met Google Cloud COO Diane Bryant and Google Data Centre team members Parthasarathy, Ram and others.
The Google representatives that the state government has taken various steps to make Andhra Pradesha Cloud hub, considering the future demand for Cloud and IoT into account, Lokesh said.
He told them the state government had already released a separate exclusive policy for Cloud activitiesto attract Cloud centers in the state. Mr. Lokesh informed that the government has been providing all basic facilities like uninterrupted power, water and land for setting up Cloud centers.
He assured them of security to the data in Cloud and also added the state government has been contemplating to approach the Union government on the changes that are to be brought in certain Acts to provide security to data saved in Cloud. AP leads other states in the country in Ease of Doing Business.
The government has been using various technologies to deliver citizen services using IoT, sensors and drones. After getting information through IoT, sensors and drones, citizen services are being provided using data analytics, said by Lokesh.