(PTI) Adani Group firm AdaniConneX is planning to construct 1,000 megawatt data centersnearly double the current size of the entire sector — over the course of 10 years according to a senior official of the company told.
AdaniConneX Executive Vice President, Senior Director and Director for Data Centre Business, Sanjay Bhutani announced that the initial seven data centers of the firm will go into Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Bengaluru and Pune.
Data capacity in data centres is measured the amount of power they consume. In accordance with market research company Arizton the India’s data center market size was estimated at 447 MW by 2021. estimated at USD 10.9 billion.
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Bhutani stated that the six cities to receive the their first seven data centres will be able to handle 350 MW in 3 years with 550 MW expected to be located in the tier 2 and three towns.
He also said that the undersea cable is vital to the data centre industry and Mumbai as well as Chennai are two of the cities in India that are connected to this network.
The government has given the status of digital infrastructure to data centres , and seven states have created the data centre policy which Bhutani claimed will help the company become more efficient and flexible.
He added that while India has 550 megawatts of data centers, there is a large amount of data leaves from the nation. To create India an international digital hub it is necessary to acquire data from other countries that are hosted in India as well, he said.
Adani Enterprises had in February this year, established a 50-50 joint venture with the US-based EdgeConneX to establish data centers in India.
The JV has previously revealed plans to establish data centers located in Chennai, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad.
Adani Group had last year submitted an application to the Uttar Pradesh government to build the data center within Sector 80, Noida with an investment in the amount of Rs. 2,500 crore.