Delhi: Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, today inaugurated its 44th data centre in Greater Kailash, New Delhi. This data centre is located in the heart of the city and is an integral part of Tata Communications’ overall objective to strengthen its global data centre footprint.
The company plans to invest more than USD $200 million towards doubling capacity in India from 500,000 sq. ft. to 1,000,000 sq.ft. over a period of three years. The launch of this data centre positions Tata Communications as a truly pan-India player in the data centre business with continued commitment to growth in this sector. These data centres offer a complete array of configuration choices, including shared rack space, full cabinets and cage space colocation along with unlimited scalability in the future. Centrally managed, these data centres provide customers with optimal performance, reduced total cost of ownership, security and effective utilisation of resources.
Benoy CS, Director, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan, says, “With an increase in the uptake of cloud services, data centre has become a critical element in every enterprises’ infrastructure strategy. The third party data centre market is poised to grow very fast as many enterprises are now strategising to avail IT Infrastructure ‘as a service’ rather than investing in huge captive data centres. Tata Communications has emerged as the Indian Third Party Datacentre Service Provider of the Year 2014 with its extensive product portfolio, channel strategy and presence across the country. Its data centre solutions enable enterprises to move towards a dynamic infrastructure by leveraging best practices and technologies, thereby helping them to manage costs, improve operational performance and also quickly respond to changing business needs. It also offers tremendous scalability and dynamic responsiveness while providing an energy efficiency and resilient infrastructure.”
Rangu Salgame, Chief Executive Officer, Growth Ventures, Tata Communications, at the inauguration, said, “We are witnessing a surge in data generation and storage needs like never before. Enterprises are contending with trends such as bring your own device (BYOD), social networking, mobile, analytics and cloud – and Tata Communications is well placed to partner with them through these exciting times. Our global data centre portfolio underpinned with our unmatched network reach provides the infrastructure backbone that our customers can leverage to their advantage. This, our third data centre in Delhi, has been designed and constructed with a ‘no-compromises’ approach: right from LEED Gold certification for the building to free air cooling and scalability to 200,000 sq. ft. and 10 MW.”
As part of its global expansion initiative, to expand its global data centre footprint, Tata Communications recently entered into strategic partnerships with NEXTDC in Australia, Interxion in Germany and Austria, as well as Pacific Link Telecom (PLT) in Malaysia. These partnerships enable Tata Communications to extend its current data centre offerings in these regions and to deliver a uniform customer experience across geographies. Tata Communications has over one million square feet of colocation space across the globe.