Shifting of SCAN, SWAN from Secretariat to start soon

Work to be completed in three to four days

The Information Technology Department has initiated efforts to shift the IT network from the existing Secretariat complex to Burgula Ramakrishna Rao Bhavan located nearby.

With the relocation of a majority of the Secretariat departments that are allocated space at BRKR Bhavan, the development assumes significance amid reports that power supply to the existing complex would be disconnected immediately after the shifting of all the departments. The Secretariat complex consists of Secretariat Campus Network (SCAN), a local area network exclusively for the Secretariat departments, as well as the State Wide Area Network (SWAN).

This is in addition to the video conferencing facilities available at the existing campus. These networks are supported by three Network Operating Centres (NOCs) that provide high-speed Internet connectivity to the departments located within the premises.

The IT Department recently provided Internet connectivity through home range BSNL broadband to the BRKR Bhavan as a temporary measure.

The shifting of these networks, according to senior officials, would take almost a week in the normal course. But, since the department has decided to do away with more-than-a-decade-old network salvaging whatever is useful, the shifting work is likely to take three to four days.

It has accordingly been decided to shift the networks along with the equipment, including the cable systems, during public holidays when no official work would be carried out at the Secretariat. “Shifting of these facilities will start in a day or two, but a major chunk of the work will be done towards the end of the first week,” a senior official involved in the process told The Hindu.

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