AdaniConneX to launch Chennai’s largest hyperscale DC facility by June 2022

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AdaniConneX said that it will launch Chennai’s largest hyperscale DC facility by June 2022.

The development of Chennai 1 with 33 MW IT load will go live by June 2022, the company said. This data centre will be located in Sipcot IT Park and is spread across 5 acres. Chennai 1 is located close to the national highway and other major IT parks of the city.

It is also designed to offer the highest uptime. Its other features include, seven layers of security, best PUE, redundant power and fibre connectivity, green energy amongst a few. 58 per cent of the construction is completed and 100 per cent completion of the main building sub structure. The organisation has delivered more than 1 million safe man-hours.

Chennai is one of the cities attracting investments in the data centre space.

Nxtra by Airtel, the data centre subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, last month had its new hyperscale data centre park in Chennai. The state-of-the-art facility was unveiled digitally by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Thiru. M.K. Stalin.

This is Nxtra’s third large data centre in Chennai. The 38 MW LEED certified facility is spread over 270,000 sq.ft.

The Tamil Nadu Government has also come out with a Data Centre Policy, in which it plans to provide incentives to projects with an investment of over ₹500 crore and those that meet at least 30 per cent of their energy requirement with renewable energy sources.

The policy will be applicable to data centres incorporated from April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2026.

The policy, released by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin at the 20th edition of CII Connect 2021, says that data centre units/parks can purchase power from the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco), at prevailing industrial tariff, as per the norms of the governing Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC). They are eligible for 100 per cent subsidy of tax on power purchased from Tangedco or generated and consumed from captive sources for five years from the date of commencement of commercial operation.

Anuradha Nagar

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