NTT expands data centres in India

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Plans to invest around US$2 billion on the expansion of data centres, networks, and solar power projects.

 NTT’s Global Data Centres division plans to expand its line of data centre facilities with the launch of a new high-density and hyperscale data centre in Mumbai, the financial capital of India.

The Mumbai 7 Data Centre operates with 375,000 sq.ft of colocation space, and will offer the capacity to host 5000 racks and over 30 MW of load.

The new Mumbai 7 Data Centre facility will expand NTT’s data centre capacity (server room) in India by 30 percent. NTT plans to invest around US$2 billion on the expansion of data centres, networks, and solar power projects in India.

This current data centre footprint expansion in India is part of the ongoing growth strategy of the Global Data Centres division which operates the third-largest data centre platform in the world, with over 160 data centres spanning more than 20 countries and regions. The Mumbai 7 Data Centre is operational with some marquee anchored customers on-board already.

The Mumbai 7 Data Centre is the third hyperscale data centre in Chandivali campus and is well connected by fibre from all four sides. Together NTT’s Mumbai hub of data centres makes the Chandivali campus India’s first and largest operational hyperscale Data Centre Park, which totals over 1,000,000 sq.ft., 13,000 racks and 100 MW of load capacity.

“India has been a key market for NTT Ltd’s data centre portfolio. Organizations today demand an ever-expanding global platform to reach their growing digital business objectives,” said Masaaki Moribayashi, Senior Executive Vice President, Services of NTT Ltd. “That’s why we continue to expand our portfolio of state-of-the-art data centres in new and existing markets that complement our global geographic footprint and support our clients as their demand increases for reliable, robust cloud services, cloud communications, digital entertainment, and new technologies such as artificial intelligence.”

Sharad Sanghi, CEO, Global Data Centres and Cloud Infrastructure at NTT India said, the data centre facilities provide “the right platform with end-to-end ICT solutions combining hosted infrastructure, network, security and managed services – to balance the critical IT load of businesses.”

With NTT reinforcing their commitment to following sustainable best practices while growing their data centres platform, Global Data Centres and Cloud Infrastructure division in India has launched its first 50 MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Solapur, Maharashtra, which is built in partnership with Tata Power, one of India’s largest integrated Power Company. The company’s new Solapur power plant is aimed at meeting 83 per cent of the power needed by the Mumbai data centres. The capacity can be expanded to generate another 50 MW solar power in the future.

According to 451 Research, NTT is currently the leader in India data centre market. India is growing at 23 per cent CAGR (2017-2022) due to increased demand from global cloud providers and a proposed data sovereignty law by the Indian government, as well as less-than-ideal market conditions that have been playing elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region.

With the addition of Mumbai 7 Data Centre, NTT Ltd.’s Global Data Centres and Cloud Infrastructure division in India currently operates with 10 data centres across 4 major cities with over 1.5 million sq. ft. and over 150 MW of power. The company plans to double its capacity in the next two to three years to strengthen its hybrid ICT solutions and support the digital transformations of customers in India.






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