CLOUD & DATA CENTER

Hiranandani Group to Set Up India’s First Integrated Data Centre Parks

To set up India’s first Integrated Data Centre Parks in Mumbai & Chennai. India’s largest, First Hyper scale Data centre of 7200 racks with 50 MW power to go live in Dec 2019 at Panvel, Navi Mumbai.

Mumbai, 18th July 2019: The Hiranandani Group, which owns over 1800 acres of land across India and is a leading construction company, is now making a foray into Data Centre Parks, and their new business venture is called Yotta Infrastructure.  Yotta comes from the term ‘Yottabytes’ which is the highest unit of storage in the series of pico, giga, mega, and kilobytes. The new business will be driven by Sunil Gupta who joins as Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer. Gupta, who is the former ED & President of Netmagic Solutions, brings in a rich experience of 27 years and proven track record of building 15+ hyperscale, hyper density data centres across the country.

Mr. Sunil Gupta, Managing Partner & CEO, Yotta Infrastructure
Mr. Sunil Gupta, Managing Partner & CEO, Yotta Infrastructure

Yotta will be a managed Data Centre Service provider that shall Design, Build & Operate large-scale hyper density Uptime Institute Certified Tier 4* Data Centres (certified for both, design and construction). The first phase of operation shall commence in Panvel, Mumbai and Chennai. Gupta told DIGITAL CREED that the first data centre at Hiranandani Fortune City township in Panvel, Mumbai will have a footprint of 8.2 lakh square feet. When completed, it will be India’s largest, Hyper scale data centre of 7200 racks and with 50 MW power. It will go live by December 31, 2019. The Group has already invested Rs 1,000 crore in its first data centre.

The data centre park at Panvel will eventually have five data centre buildings with options to build some more at the sprawling 500 acre campus. Data centres will later be constructed at Chennai, where Hiranandani has 300 acres of land, and in Mumbai. The data centre parks are strategically located near major international fibre landing stations. Eventually, Yotta will have aggregated  server hall capacity of over 60,000 racks and 500 MW power.

A 100% subsidiary of the Hiranandani Group, Yotta offers hyper-density, hyper-scalable Data Centre and colocation solutions to enterprises along with a whole array of supporting Managed IT, Hybrid Multi cloud, connectivity and Security services.

Building Sustainable Data Centres

Another Hiranandani Group company, H-Energy, is in the Oil & Gas vertical, which will be soon leveraged to use gas as the energy source for self-generation of power for Yotta Data Centre Park. The group is also building a captive 40 MW solar power plant that will power the first Data Centre. Yotta is creating a robust dedicated network infrastructure to access its data centre parks through multiple fiber paths from main highways. Some of these ‘industry first’, green and innovative solutions will make Yotta a trendsetter and offer the best value to its customers without burdening them with bloated bills.

The visionary legend Dr Niranjan Hiranandani and gen next at the group, Mr Darshan Hiranandani unveiled an ambitious roadmap to be India’s largest player in Data Centre space with huge scalability and unparalleled core infrastructure.  The data centre parks is an apt platform that syncs in with the rising New Digital India.

 

Dr Niranjan Hiranandani – Founder & Managing Director - Hiranandani Group
Dr Niranjan Hiranandani – Founder & Managing Director – Hiranandani Group

Dr Niranjan Hiranandani – Founder & Managing Director – Hiranandani Group said that, “The Digital India program is one of the key pillars of Prime Minister’s vision of India becoming a 5-trillion Dollar 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”. Hiranandani Group is committed to be one of big player in the data centre space with its massive scale of development, robust core infrastructure in terms of power, land and solar energy, and services complying global best practices that will become the catalyst of development in the nation”, he further added.

 

Mr. Darshan Hiranandani – Group CEO, Hiranandani Group
Mr. Darshan Hiranandani – Group CEO, Hiranandani Group

“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.  We will deliver this solution to all entities, global and domestic, in our first site itself, committed to be functional at Panvel in Navi Mumbai by Dec 2019”, said Mr. Darshan Hiranandani – Group CEO.

 

Commenting on the inception of Yotta, Mr. 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.  We will also launch hybrid multi-cloud, managed IT, Security and Connectivity services to cater to the needs of enterprises including banks, retail, media and manufacturing, and new age companies in the space of SaaS, IoT, Machine Learning, AI and Big Data.

* Applied for Uptime Institute Tier IV Certification. For information on the Uptime Institute, please visit: https://uptimeinstitute.com/

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