NTT has announced the expansion of its line of data centers in India with the launch of a new facility in Mumbai.
NTT’s Global Data Centers’ Mumbai 7 Data Center is a high-density hyperscale data center spanning 375,000 square feet of colocation space.
“We are extremely pleased to increase our data center footprint in Mumbai, during this pandemic to enable our clients to derive greater value while delivering business outcomes,” said Sharad Sanghi, the CEO of Global Data Centers and Cloud Infrastructure at NTT in India.
The Mumbai data center will have a capacity to host 5,000 racks and over 30 MW of load, which is expected to increase NTT’s data center capacity by 30% in India.
“Our data center facilities are poised to become the very heart of India’s IT Infrastructure needs providing the right platform with end-to-end ICT solutions combining hosted infrastructure, network, security and managed services to balance the critical IT load of businesses,” added Mr. Sanghi.
In total, NTT plans to invest around US$2 billion on the expansion of data centers, networks and solar power projects in India. And that’s not to mention NTT Global Data Centers’ global growth strategy to provide over 400 megawatts of IT load across nine markets, including Indonesia and Malaysia.
“India has been a key market for NTT Ltd’s data center portfolio. Organisations today demand an ever-expanding global platform to reach their growing digital business objectives,” said Masaaki Moribayashi, the Senior Executive Vice President of Services at NTT.
The Mumbai 7 Data Center is the third hyperscale data center in the city’s Chandivali campus. The addition of this new data center makes the campus India’s first and largest operational hyperscale Data Center Park, which totals over 1,000,000 square feet containing 13,000 racks and 100 MW of load capacity.
“We continue to expand our portfolio of state-of-the-art data centers in new and existing markets that complement our global geographic footprint and support our clients as their demand increases for reliable, robust cloud services, cloud communications, digital entertainment, and new technologies such as artificial intelligence,” added Mr. Moribayashi.
The Mumbai data centers need a huge amount of power to keep the facility running and businesses online. To this end, NTT’s Global Data Centers and Cloud Infrastructure division in India also launched its first 50 MW Solar Photovoltaic power plant in Solapur, Maharashtra.
Built in partnership with Tata Power, one of India’s largest integrated Power Company, the plant is aimed at meeting 83% of the power needed by the Mumbai data centers. And as demand increases, the capacity can be expanded to generate another 50 MW solar power in the future.
With the addition of Mumbai 7 Data Center, NTT’s Global Data Centers and Cloud Infrastructure division in India currently operates with ten data centers across four major cities with over 1.5 million square feet and over 150 MW of power.
In line with India’s expected 23% annual growth in the data center market, NTT plans to double its capacity in the next two to three years to strengthen its hybrid ICT solutions and support the digital transformations of customers in India.
India’s data center market is growing due to increased demand from global cloud providers and a proposed data sovereignty law by the Indian government, as well as less-than-ideal market conditions, according to NTT, that exist elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region.