In a development that further strengthens its Digital India ambitions, AdaniConneX has announced that its Chennai 1 Data Center has gone live.
In a LinkedIn post the company said: “AdaniConneX Chennai 1 Data Center is now live. Seems like yesterday we broke ground for this ground breaking innovation. It fills us with such pride and satisfaction to be a part of such a journey. A long way full of learning and development has not only made this project memorable but also a milestone.”
AdaniConneX is a 50:50 joint venture between Adani Group and EdgeConneX, established with a common goal of developing a 1 GW national data center platform to empower Digital India.
Largest CoLo in the region
With a total capacity of 33 MW (IT load), the Chennai facility is one of the largest data center colocation facilities in the region. Strategically located in the SIPCOT IT Park that enables easier access with redundant power and network connectivity, the company said.
Further, the facility is built with focus on sustainability and is powered with upto 100 per cent renewable energy. Chennai 1 is the first data center in Tamil Nadu to be awarded with IGBC Platinum Rated pre-certification. Chennai 1 is designed to offer robust protection to IT infrastructure with 7 layers of security system and is committed to provide 99.999% availability to customers, as per a released video.
India has the second largest internet user base and the subsequent continued exponential growth in data consumption needs a strong data center infrastructure to support this growth.
The government’s move, in 2022, accorded “infrastructure” status for data centers in India, which has given a significant fillip to the industry. Large pension funds, private equity majors, as well as technology giants are looking to make more investments in the sector.
According to reports, the data centre industry in India is growing at a fast clip as the country’s data consumption is on the rise. The industry’s capacity could cross the 1 GW mark by 2023, which is double when compared to 499 MW in H1 2021.
The Adani Group brings to the table a unique combination of green power, real estate expertise, access to undersea cable landing sites, and several nodes across the country that will serve as edge locations. AdaniConneX is also focusing on building a network of hyperscale data centers in India.