Princeton Digital Group (PDG), Asia’s largest provider of data center services, on Wednesday launched its flagship data center called MU1 in India. It has achieved the rare feat of IGBC Platinum certification for its MU1 data center, which provides 48 MW of critical IT capacity across two buildings.
MU1 is a USD 300 million investment spread over six acres within a larger IT campus in Airoli, Navi Mumbai. The campus will deliver secure and scalable data center capacity to hyperscalers – large cloud, content, commerce and fintech companies.
Despite global supply challenges and disruptions, PDG has delivered MU1 within 20 months of its announcement and ahead of its scheduled timeline. This remarkable achievement was made possible by PDG’s exceptional engineering talent , including industry veterans, who are pioneers in the data center landscape and have delivered some of the largest projects in India and the region.
In line with PDG’s vision to be the region’s most progressive data center player in sustainability, MU1 will be powered up to 40% by renewable energy and will operate on minimal water consumption. In addition to achieving IGBC Platinum certification, which is the highest standard of Green Buildings Certification, MU1 is the first Open Compute Project (OCP) certified data center in the country and will also be an Uptime Tier III certified facility.
According to Rangu Salgame, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of PDG,
“India is one of the fastest growing data center markets in the world today and is a key focus market for PDG. We are committed to delivering hyperscale grade capacity at global standards to our customers in India. The launch of MU1 further strengthens our position as a leading Pan-Asia datacenter operator, that is focused on creating sustainable value and being an enabler of digital growth. Our continued track record of delivering on our commitments is a key factor that makes PDG the partner of choice for hyperscalers across the Asia Pacific.”
Vipin Shirsat, Managing Director, India of PDG.
“The demand for data centers has accelerated rapidly, driven by large-scale cloud adoption, enhanced Internet penetration and extensive digital transformation. Our MU1 data center provides state-of-the-art internet infrastructure, designed to meet mission critical requirements. With a formidable team of highly experienced data center professionals, PDG has ambitious plans to scale and expand across India and is also committed to the cause of grooming young engineering talent into leaders of tomorrow.”
Established in 2017, PDG is a market leader in Asia’s hyperscale datacenter market with presence in five countries with a portfolio of 20 data centers and 600 MW capacity. PDG has a solid growth pipeline to establish more data centers in India, to serve the country with highly secure, scalable, and sustainable services and solutions, across multiple cities.
A number of PDG projects are currently under construction across Asia. Warburg Pincus, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), and Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala) are three of the company’s blue-chip institutional investors.