National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) has planned huge infrastructure investment in setting up new Internet Exchanges on pan India basis and is inviting proposals for space at data centres (DCs) for upcoming Internet Exchanges of NIXI.
In order to make available uninterrupted, reliable, and quality work in respect of connectivity NIXI wishes to engage the companies, which can make available the space at Data Centres within the prescribed timeline.
NIXI has taken initiatives to connect the popular providers of such traffic to its major nodes. It has over 20 such IX operational and plans to increase this to about 100 in the current year with deployments in most state capitals and select large districts to be closer to the end-users to ease the technical and financial burden on connecting parties.
In the modalities to identify the vendors, the foremost criteria will be the best rates offered by them and nevertheless providing the necessary facilities and infrastructure. The bidder has to focus on the capacity to provide the same keeping in view the resources that it possesses, the company said.
It is informed that since this is a prestigious project aligned with the vision of the Government of India, the commissioning of these exchanges has to be completed in a time-bound manner. After the successful completion of new exchanges in December 2021, NIXI has identified Thane, Ghaziabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Noida, and other locations for setting up of Internet Exchanges for the first phase of the Financial Year 2021-2022, the notification said.
Purpose of Tender
The purpose of this tender is to define the terms under which data centres will provide colocation service as dedicated space within a locked cabinet or rack within data centre to house customer-owned servers and software as may be installed and identified within this Agreement, hereinafter customer’s server, physical access to customer’s server by the specified authorities during business hours and a connection of the customer’s server to the intranet/internet using data centre network connections.