MUMBAI: Hiranandani Group's data center company Yotta Infrastructure has signed an agreement with the government of Tamil Nadu to set up a data center park spread over a 13-acre campus in Chennai.
Hiranandani Group and its subsidiaries, along with Yotta, will invest up to Rs 4,000 crore in this proposed project over 8-10 years.
The proposed data center park will be built at Hiranandani Parks on the Singaperumal- Oragadam highway and will host a total of four data center buildings with a capacity of 20,000 racks.
Earlier this month, Yotta inaugurated India's largest data center building, Yotta NM1, in Panvel near Mumbai. This is the largest tier IV data center certified by Uptime Institute in Asia and second-largest in the world.
“We have chosen Chennai to set up our Data Center Park since it’s a global hub for major technology companies as well as has the strategic advantage of being a major international fiber landing station,” said Darshan Hiranandani, Group CEO, Hiranandani Group.
The Tamil Nadu government will provide facilitation in the form of necessary infrastructural support, regulatory approvals, permissions and registration facilitation subject to applicable laws. This will also help to generate approximately 2000-2500 direct and indirect jobs in the state, the company said.
“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 IAS, MD & CEO, Guidance, Industries Department, government of Tamil Nadu.
The first data center building with a built-up area of 2.30 lakh sq ft in the data center park is expected to be ready by the last quarter of 2021. It will offer 25 MW IT power and have 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.
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