India’s data center industry is currently valued USD 5.6 billion and is likely to increase as more than 45 data centers are anticipated to come up by 2025, according to the report of Anarock and Binswanger, real estate services companies.
Currently, India has 138 data centers with a total area of around 11 million square feet and an IT capacity of 737 MW (building ready). A combined 57% of its current IT capacity is located in Mumbai and Chennai.
According to the most recent Anarock and Binswanger report, more than 45 data centers with a combined 13 million square feet and 1,015 MW of IT capacity are expected to be built in India by the end of 2025 as a result of increased demand brought on by the Covid epidemic.
Over 69% of the proposed new supply for IT capacity (roughly 1,015 MW) will be built in Mumbai and Chennai. And the country will have 183 data centers with roughly 24 million square feet and at least 1,752 MW of total IT capacity after the addition of this new scheduled supply.
The report further stated that India has an additional potential unplanned supply of close to 2,688 MW in the future. Data center operators have secured the land for this supply, although the projects will probably be designed based on actual demand and/or the results of earlier scheduled phases.
Moreover, the report also highlighted a survey of Indian IT experts who manage data-related infrastructure for their companies to examine changes in the country’s data center market; data managers from all industries and business sizes were the target in the survey conducted and resulted to:
“30 percent of companies are looking at hybrid (cloud data center) hosting services for data management. IT Infrastructure monitoring, assessment and design are top services that IT professionals are keen to outsource,” the consultants said.
According to the survey, the top priorities of IT professionals are to improve technology, increase data compression, and improve the effectiveness of power utilization in their data centers.
Through the growing number of data centers in India, the consultants claim that India is on the verge of a data center revolution. Colocation data centers, once a tiny, dispersed industry, are quickly growing into a big, potentially consolidated one.