New, state of the art data centre in India will boost STT GDC India’s ability to capture strong demand in the fast-growing Indian market
Chennai, 31 May 2018 – STT Global Data Centres India Private Limited (STT GDC India), a subsidiary of ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) announced today its new Data Centre (Bengaluru DC3), in Whitefield, Bengaluru. This announcement marks the commencement of the company’s multi-megawatt capacity expansion plan spanning across major cities in the country (to be delivered over the next 16 to 20 months) further strengthening STT GDC India’s leadership position in the India data centre market. This facility is expected to be operational by the third quarter of 2019.
With rising expectations from enterprises and cloud service providers for data centre facilities that are highly resilient, secure and able to support the growing market needs, Bengaluru DC3 has been designed to ensure that it meets the most stringent of customer requirements. Once fully operational Bengaluru DC3 will:
- Offer scalability of more than 15 MW of IT power in a newly constructed 350,000 square foot data centre building. The entire facility is being built from the ground up, drawing on STT GDC India’s combined design, construction, engineering and operations expertise. Today, the company already operates two data centres in Bengaluru.
- Enable our customers to continue taking advantage of IT innovations whilst safeguarding their mission-critical data. This new data centre is designed in accordance with the next generation DC needs and will boast the highest structural and technical specifications; floor loading exceeding TIA 942 & Tier 3 requirements, high floor to ceiling height (for the purposes of accommodating tall racks), as well as user friendly large floor plates with minimum columns.
- Provide redundant power feeds from dedicated substations, higher redundancy across power infrastructure and modular approach to capacity; the DC is designed to meet customers’ modern-day high-density computing needs for Mobility, e-Commerce, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud and big data.
- Offer a wide array of connectivity choices as a carrier-neutral data centre facility including a complete array of configuration alternatives, including shared rack space, full cabinets and cage space colocation and multi MW dedicated spaces, catering to retail and wholesale customers.
Sumit Mukhija, Chief Executive Officer of STT GDC India said, “The Indian data centre market is on a significant growth trajectory and is expected to grow to $3.2 billion in 2018. By 2020, India is forecasted to become one of the largest markets for data centres in Asia-Pacific. We are committed to providing our customers with best in class data centre infrastructure designed for maximum efficiency and security. Our new facility in Bengaluru will bring to market the latest advancements in data centre design, enabling our customers’ IT strategies while providing new and improved ways of linking, working and extending their business reach.”
This expansion will increase the number of facilities under STT GDC India’s ownership and management to 15 and will increase STT GDC India’s portfolio to over 85 MWof IT power across 8 cities, while further strengthening the company’s market-leading position as the Indian data centre provider of choice for customers with mission-critical hosting requirements.
Together with its minority shareholder Tata Communications, STT GDC India’s latest expansion reinforces the strategic partnership between the two dynamic companies, working closely and drawing on each other’s complementary capabilities and experience to accelerate growth in the vibrant data centre markets in India.
About ST Telemedia Global Data Centres
ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) is a fast-growing data centre provider headquartered in Singapore. With a global platform of data centres in the world’s major business markets of over 60 facilities across Singapore, China, India and the UK, STT GDC offers a full suite of best-in-class, highly scalable and flexible data centre solutions, connectivity and support services that best meet customers’ current and future colocation needs. For more details, please visit www.sttelemediagdc.com.
About STT GDC India
STT Telemedia Global Data Centres India Private Limited (STT GDC India) is a market-leading co-location service provider with the largest data centre footprint in the country. Operating since 2004, the company manages India’s largest raised floor area and critical IT load with 14 facilities across eight major cities and serves over 900 customers including many Fortune 500 companies. Its mission-critical solutions comprise best-of-breed platforms and vendors enabling the company to offer industry-leading uptime to customers. STT GDC India operates two of the country’s largest data centre facilities in Pune and Chennai, and its BKC Mumbai facility is the country’s only CEEDA Gold Certified holder. STT GDC India is a joint venture between ST Telemedia Global Data Centres and Tata Communications. For more information, please visit www.sttelemediagdc.in
About Tata Communications
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