Hooda lays foundation stone of UIDAI data centre at Manesar

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Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today laid foundation stone of Unique Identification Authority of India's (UIDAI) Data Centre at Manesar that would be operational by June next year.

Among others, UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani, Member of Parliament Rao Inderjit Singh and UIDAI Director General & Mission Director R S Sharma were present on the occasion, an official statement said here.

The data centre is expected to be ready by June 2014. The facility will spread over five acres of land and will be a state-of-the-art, energy efficient, captive "Green Data centre" as per global standards and guidelines, it said.

The Data centre would be equipped to provide round the clock monitoring and operation support. It will be reviewed by Uptime Institute, USA, for a Tier III certification, while the Indian Green Building Council will review the facility for the purpose of awarding a Gold Rating LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for green building.

The average annual power usage effectiveness (PUE) of the centre is estimated to be less than 1.6, making it one of the most 'green' and 'energy efficient’ data centres in the country.

Further to ensure utmost security, the data centre is housed in a blast proof concrete structure adhering to the respective IS code and design as per Seismic Zone-IV compliance requirements, the statement said.

To ensure uninterrupted operations of the Data centre, modular and scalable systems will be designed that would provide seamless integration to support future load expansion, even supporting 1.6 billion enrolments that are estimated by 2030.

Also, the data centre complex shall house a building to accommodate UIDAI Biometric Centre of Competence (UBCC) and National Training Facilities of UIDAI. This building is expected to be completed by October 2014.

Being a Green Data centre, the design of the building emphasises 100 per cent treatment of waste water for effective utilisation in HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), horticulture and flushing and rainwater harvesting.

In the future, UIDAI will also look at the possibility of using renewable sources of energy such as solar energy, the statement added.

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