Yotta Infrastructure, a Hiranandani Group company, will invest over Rs 4,000 crores to set up a data center park spread across 13 acres at its integrated township, Hiranandani Parks, in Oragadam, Chennai.
“We have chosen Chennai to set up our Data Center Park since it’s a global hub for major technology companies as well as it has the strategic advantage of being a major international fiber landing station,” said Darshan Hiranandani, Group CEO, Hiranandani Group said.
The data center park will have four buildings with a capacity of 20,000 racks. The first building is expected to be ready by the end of 2021. It will have a built-up area of 2.30 lakh sq ft and offer 25 MW IT power with a capacity for 5,000 racks.
Like its Navi Mumbai facility, this data center park will also be carrier-neutral with the presence of major telcos and its own fibre network. The campus will also house a 220/110 KV electrical substation and a CNG power plant.
Tamil Nadu government will provide infrastructural support, approvals, and registration facilitation. “We will be extending our full support towards this project and once completed, this data center park will provide important cloud-based services to companies not only in the state but across India, serving as an important pillar in our overall digital infrastructure,” said Neeraj Mittal, MD & CEO, Guidance, Industries Department, Tamil Nadu.
The facility is expected to generate about 2500 jobs in the state. A 100% subsidiary of the Hiranandani Group, Yotta offers hyper-density, hyper-scalable data center and co-location solutions to enterprises along with a whole array of supporting managed IT, hybrid multi cloud and security services.
Yotta Infrastructure had recently announced the opening of its largest data centre, NM1, at Mumbai’s Panvel data center park. The centre offers 7200 racks and 50MW of power with 48-hour backup. This is the largest tier IV data center certified by Uptime Institute in Asia and the second-largest in the world.
The centre was inaugurated online by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology & Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad.
The NM1 data centre will occupy one of the five buildings spread over 18 acres that forms the Panvel data centre park. When all five buildings become operational, the park will offer a total capacity of 30,000 racks and 210 MW power. The NM1 has the lowest cost per racks and was awarded the fault tolerant tier IV certification of Design Documents Certification by Uptime Institute, USA, a globally recognised certification for data center design in 98 countries. This would help Yotta ensure that the data centre is fully equipped to handle customer applications and workloads hosted there at full capacity despite a structural failure.
“India has one of the lowest data centre capacity in the world. However data consumption in India is among the highest in the world. In the post covid-19 world this gap is unmissable. Building a robust data centre infrastructure is important to meet this demand,” said Darshan Hiranandani.
The global data centre market is expected to grow by $284.44 billion during 2019-23, according to Technavio, a market research firm.