CtrlS to invest Rs. 1,200 crore for data centres

CtrlS is planning to invest Rs. 1,200 crore over the next three years for setting up new data centres in Hyderabad and Mumbai, investment in R&D and upgrading infrastructure across the companies in five data centres.

Of this investment, 60 – 70% will come from cash accruals says Sridhar Pinnapureddy, CEO, CtrlS.

Last week, CtrlS launched Bengaluru’s 1st Tier-4 datacentre (also certified as World’s 1st LEED Platinum certified green data centre) in Bengaluru’s Electronic City.

This green building generates its power requirement using solar and other sustainable sources. Additionally, two major power lines – which means that CtrlS will never experience a power outage at any point. An earthquake-proof building, with over 9 levels of security (Military Grade Security).

The company has invested Rs. 400 crore in Bengaluru data centre.

The Bengaluru CtrlS datacentre will provide India’s growing tech giants with reliable, robust data management and distribution networks, with near 0% downtime, 100% redundancy and Industry’s lowest PUE of 1.35.

The company powers 15 of the Fortune 500 Global Multinationals, 25 of the ET 500 companies in India including major banks, insurance companies, telecom players, ecommerce, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, logistics. The CtrlS Tier4 data center will provide mission-critical datacentre services to India’s leading internet, banking, insurance, and other clients. CtrlS, with its robust network ecosystem, internet connectivity, and own infrastructure including dark-fibre assets, peering and private internet exchange.

SAP, World’s leading business enterprise software maker has selected CtrlS to house business critical data at the new Bengaluru datacentre.

Speaking on the launch of Bengaluru data centre, Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Chairman and Managing Director, CtrlS said, “Our Datacenter has been awarded a Platinum LEED certificate by the US Green Building Council, making it The only Datacenter in the world to receive such certification. We will continue to innovate and ensure our business is both profitable and environmentally sustainable.”

“A lot of data flows through the silicon city. The future plan is convert all our DCs to be solar powered in the next 5 years,” added Sridhar.


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