CTRLS Datacenters Drives Hyperscale Innovation in India

The new data centre site in Chennai will be leveraged to address the mission-critical needs of government and public sector units
Building a hyperscale data centre park in Chennai, India, CTRLS Datacenters seeks to enhance the country’s digital transformations and provide local jobs

CtrlS Datacenters (CtrlS) has announced an investment into a new hyperscale data centre facility in Chennai, India, to further enhance the company’s digital focus.

This is the company’s fifth hyperscale data centre complex and the campus is expected to boast two data centre buildings with a combined built-up area of almost one million square ft, in addition to 72-MW IT load capacity.

India is currently a rapidly-developing data centre market, as a result of artificial intelligence (AI) continuing to grow and evolve across the country. As a result, the location is proving very attractive for companies seeking to expand their global digital presence.

Addressing mission-critical needs in India

CtrlS is one of the largest rated data centre and managed services providers in advisor. Currently, the company advises more than 3,500 Indian and world-leading organisations, including 15 of the Fortune 100.

The company operates Tier 4 data centre facilities across India, including Hyderabad, Mumbai, Noida and Bangalore. Its investments are strategic and aim to maximise connectivity via underseas cables, for instance.

With the global colocation market expected to reach US$279.1bn by 2034, the business is keen to continue evolving to suit new technological advancements, changing needs and capitalise on the importance of reliable, scalable and secure data infrastructure.

The new data centre site in Chennai will be leveraged to address the mission-critical needs of government and public sector units. It is aiming to do this by offering disaster recovery and managed services as part of its data centre operations. Additionally, the two data centre sites are expected to create roughly 500 direct jobs and more than 9,000 indirect jobs.

The first data centre building (Chennai DC 1) is fully booked, and will begin operations in Q2 2024. The second data centre building (Chennai DC 2) is slated to be launched in the second half of 2024 – and is currently accepting bookings. Chennai DC 2 is a Ground + 10 floor structure, with an IT load of 27 MW.

Speaking on the occasion, Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Founder & CEO, CtrlS Datacenters, stated, "We are delighted to unveil our upcoming Chennai DC Park. Chennai is the second largest data centre market in India and holds strategic significance because of the presence of large number of subsea cable landing stations, coupled with the growing presence of enterprises and cloud service providers in the region.”

He continued: “With the government's ambitious plans for knowledge-based industries and the resulting surge in digital transformation, CtrlS Datacenters is proud to contribute to Chennai's dynamic digital landscape with its upcoming state-of-the-art data centre campus. We thank the Tamil Nadu government for extending all the necessary support and creating a conducive environment for setting up of our data centres."

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