Banglore’s data centres have played an important role in uplifting the country’s IT ecosystem. Post COVID-19, India is going through some profound changes in incentivising data centres and is transforming the country’s entrepreneurial set-up, with an estimated GDP of more than US$110 billion.
One-third of India’s IT exports come from the city, and its IT and data centre infrastructure is secure, intelligent, and scalable.
At present, Karnataka is home to prominent data centre players like Reliance, Sify, NTT, Nxt Gen, Airtel, STT and Web Werks to name a few.
“India’s Silicon Valley, Bangalore, is widely regarded as the major tech hub in the country. With a robust heritage of premier research and development centers by several IT companies and a wealth of IT talent, Bangalore’s data centers have played and will continue to play a very important role in boosting India’s IT ecosystem,” said Manoj Paul, Managing Director, Equinix India.
He further added that the demand for third-party data centres in Bangalore is growing as many of the large enterprise companies who had in-house data centers are now moving that out to a third-party data center for higher efficiency, flexibility, assurance of uptime, and service availability.
India is experiencing a data revolution. The Indian data centres (DC) market is witnessing healthy growth primarily driven by large hyperscalers like Amazon web services, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, and others which are outsourcing their storage needs to third-party data centre providers.
“Bangalore data center space is a bit different from other major locations in India as it is a major retail enterprise market for colocation services, which Equinix excels in. We will continue to expand our reach across the nation, including Bangalore, to provide local and global companies with access to a rich ecosystem of over 10,000 customers, multi-cloud connectivity, and interconnection services,” added Paul.
India’s data centre industry is expected to double capacity by 2023, on the back of increased digitalisation, rising cloud adoption, and ambitious growth plans of operators.
According to JLL’s ‘H1 2021 India Data Center Market Update’, the acceleration of digitalisation has forced enterprises to scale up their IT infrastructure. As a result of digital upgrades, strong demand for colocation or cloud facilities, across India.
Further, according to Arizton’s latest research report, the Digital India initiative by the Indian government will attract more investments in data centers.
The Indian data centre market is expected to double its capacity in the upcoming years, which is driven by strong digitalisation and an increase in cloud adoption.
An increase in cloud adoption, data localiatsion, and adoption of new technologies such as 5G and IoT is driving the data center demand in India.