The Hiranandani Group is foraying into data centre and is setting up India’s largest and first hyper scale data centre of 7,200 racks with 50 MW power by December 2019 at Panvel, Navi Mumbai.
The Hiranandani Group data centre business venture is called Yotta Infrastructure. It will be a managed data centre service provider that shall design, build and operate large-scale hyper density Uptime Institute certified tier 4 data centres.
A 100% subsidiary of the Hiranandani Group, Yotta will offer hyper-density, hyper-scalable data centre and co-location solutions to enterprises along with a whole array of supporting managed IT, hybrid multi cloud and security services.
Yotta Infrastructure will be driven by Sunil Gupta who joins as Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer and brings in rich experience of 27 years and proven track record of building 15+ hyperscale hyper density data centres.
The data centre parks will be spread over 50 acres near major international fiber landing stations with server hall capacity of over 60,000 racks and 500 MW power. The first data centre park is scheduled to go live by December 2019 at Hiranandani Fortune City township in Panvel, followed by Chennai and Mumbai.
Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, Founder & Managing Director, Hiranandani Group said, “The Digital India program is one of the key pillars of Prime Minister’s vision of India becoming a $5 trillion economy by 2025. We envision a huge opportunity with data localization and protection act to be announced soon by the government of India in order to regulate the data management business. This will give a big impetus to the data storage business to grow domestically at an exponential pace bringing the paradigm shift to the Indian Economy”.
India has the cheapest data consumption cost per GB and is the largest consumer of data in the world. At Yotta, our vision is to offer the cheapest data storage infrastructure per GB in the world says Darshan Hiranandani, Group CEO, Hiranandani Group.
Commenting on the inception of Yotta, Sunil Gupta, Managing Partner & CEO said, “With growth of technologies like IoT and Big Data becoming mainstream, vast amounts of data will be created in complex formats that will need massive data centre infrastructure. This is the right time for the Hiranandani Group to enter this segment and I am delighted to be a part of this journey. We shall offer practically unlimited scalability of colocation space and power at our data centre parks to OTT players like Google, AWS, Microsoft, Alibaba, Tencent, Netflix, Facebook, Apple etc. for their cloud availability zones/clusters, for better manageability of their operations and enhanced cost effectiveness.