Chennai has been one of the major cities of interest for investors when it comes to setting up data centres. Because of the presence of big financial firms, a lot of data is generated.
Currently, there are more than 15 data centres which are live & functional in Chennai. The estimated demand for data centres in Chennai is expected to increase, according to industry watchers. Chennai has emerged as the second-largest data centre market after Mumbai.
South Asia’s leading thought leaders gathered at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai on the 19th of May 2022 to attend W.Media’s annual flagship data centre convention. The Chennai Cloud & Data Centre Convention in association with CIOKlub.
Honourable Minister Thiru T.Mano Thangaraj, Information & Technology Department, Government of Tamil Nadu was the chief guest for the event. While addressing the delegates he spoke about how Tamil Nadu has lined up strong plans for its digitisation initiatives in the backdrop of higher adoption of technology by citizens and companies in the region.
“Our CM has laid out a vision which includes all-around development of the state, aides through technology, generating sustainable jobs, with a focus on environmental consciousness,” he said.
Currently, Chennai has the third-highest data centre capacity in India, after Mumbai (199 MW) and Bangalore (57 MW). Chennai also has high occupancy levels (83 per cent) due to space being taken up by large cloud companies.
In light of this, the Tamil Nadu data centre policy is playing a major role as it aims to cater to the requirements of data centres and provide an attractive business environment.
Tamil Nadu has stepped up its Digitisation efforts as the state is following the roadmap laid down by Chief Minister M.K Stalin.
This involves building a $1 trillion economy, of which around $100 billion will be a technology-enabled economy, said Minister Thangaraj.
Thought leaders gathered to discuss the multi-cloud environments, cloud migration, compliance, integration and security during the panel and presentation sessions.
The event sponsors included AdaniConneX as a platinum sponsor, CapitaLand the leading colocation player was associated as a silver sponsor. Fluke Networks, Datsons and Hoppecke as bronze sponsors, Open Computing Singapore as the Exhibitor and TMEIC Industrial Systems India Private Limited as the badge and lanyard sponsor.
More than 250 delegates from the Data Centre and Cloud industry were a part of this event.