Uttar Pradesh is all set to see its first data center park in August. It will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, on 15th August, which is India’s Independence Day.
Developed by Hiranandani Group at INR 5,000 crores, this data center park is located in Greater Noida and is spread over 3 lakh square feet.
It will contain six data center buildings and will house 30,000 server racks at full capacity delivering 250 MW of IT power. Hiranandani Group has invested a total of INR 9,100 crore in UP data centers.
The first building, Yotta D-1, which is to be inaugurated next month, has a capacity of 5,000 server racks and will give 28.8 MW of IT power with a backup of 48 hours, according to reports.
The construction of the data center project was started in December 2020 and is set to be inaugurated in less than 24 months.
In the previous month, the Uttar Pradesh government had approved proposals to set up four data center parks with an investment of over Rs 15,950 crore in the state. The state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath approved the proposal in its meeting.
Under the Data Center Policy 2021, proposals of various investors to set up four data center parks with an investment of more than 15,950 crores have been approved. This will provide employment to about 4,000 people directly or indirectly.
The report further added that Adani Group, NTT Global Data Centers, and Cloud Infrastructure India have received approvals under the policy to set up their data centers in UP. Sify Technologies will also be investing INR 2,692 crores in new data centers in Noida. Colocation data center provider, Web Werks, along with its joint venture partner Iron Mountain Data Centers, will invest INR 197 crores for a new hyper-scale data center with a power capacity of 20MVA in Noida, the construction of which is expected to begin this year and would be open by 2023.
In May, the government of Uttar Pradesh approved three data center parks intending to make the state the largest data storage hub in northern India.
In the year 2021, The Uttar Pradesh cabinet had given its nod for a data center policy, as the state looks to attract more investments and comply with the data localisation push advocated by the Indian government.
The policy is expected to bring in Rs 20,000 crore in investments, according to a government notification. Industry watchers opine that this is the state government’s efforts to further attract capital into the State, which has been envisaged by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.