Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) today announced confirmation of its India landing and completion of IDC-5, India’s largest data center in preparation for the new Eagle Subsea Network to be operational in 2020.
“When Eagle lands in two years, it will be connected to the world’s largest cloud operators inside India’s newest and largest data center,” said Bill Barney, CEO, RCOM & Chairman & CEO, GCX.
“We are delighted to have completed IDC-5 in time to make it an anchor on the world’s ‘Cloud & Fiber initiative’ which will play a pivotal role in the hyper growth of technology expansion across the Emerging Markets Corridor,” added Barney.
The new IDC-5 Data Center, located at Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City (DAKC) in Mumbai, has the capacity of 40 MW over its almost 450,000 square feet built-up area and 6,000-rack capacity.
IDC-5 is a Green Data Center and IGBC pre-certified for Gold rating. With a best-in- class design, IDC-5 has a separate utility block for high-voltage equipment and DG sets. It is a purpose-built facility with robust floor loading of 1,200 Kg/Square meter and designed for Earthquake Seismic Zone 4.
The Eagle express cable system, when it lands in Mumbai, will drive 120 Tbps of capacity towards Hong Kong and 120 Tbps towards Europe. The new network will be based on 100G technology using next generation Coherent Submarine Fiber. The company plans to announce the Hong Kong and European landing points in the next 60 to 90 days.
Eagle will be the fastest Mumbai to Hong Kong route, avoiding the outage-prone Malacca Strait. In addition, Eagle will also be the fastest submarine route between India and key technology centers across the Middle East and Europe. The Eagle cable system will create a Next-Generation IP and Cloud environment across the Emerging Markets Corridor into GCX’s Cloud ecosystem, connecting data centers and economies along the route to its India hub.