Legrand Data Center Solutions launches in India to address $404m market
Legrand India has announced the launch of Legrand Data Center Solutions in the country to address a market size of US$403.8 million (3000 crores).
The data center solutions provider will bring together a portfolio of global brands, including Legrand, Cablofil, Numeric, Raritan and Server Technology under a single specialist team.
“Data centers in India are growing at a very fast pace. We are witnessing a growth of about 8.5%,” said Tony Berland, the Managing Director and CEO of Legrand India.
Companies across India are accelerating their digital adoption, with unprecedented levels of data consumption and surging cloud uptake.
Data centers are crucial in meeting these rising digital demands by hosting critical applications and performing crucial tasks, which consume a huge amount of energy.
“We felt it is time to demonstrate our focus and support the data center market in India and make it future-ready,” said Mr. Berland.
Legrand Data Center Solutions provide modular, scalable and customisable solutions that are designed for agility in hyperscale and micro data centers. They have provided solutions to global players, including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Colt and Equinix.
“We are not diversifying. We are bringing multiple brands under one umbrella in India,” said Sanjay Motwani, the Business Head at Legrand Data Center Solutions.
Legrand Data Center Solutions aims to become a preferred vendor of choice in three to five years’ time, as data localisation laws in India continue to increase the needs for data centers.
“With the government sharing the cause for data center infrastructure development, there is more and more reason to believe that Legrand Data Center Solutions will have a compelling growth story unfolding for itself,” said Mr. Motwani.
Headquartered in Mumbai, Legrand currently has an employee base of 6,000 in India with an ambition to expand to new frontiers and establish leadership. Today, data centers account for 10% of the Legrand Group turnover.
Earlier this month, property consultancy firm JLL revealed data center capacity will grow from 375 MW to 1,078 MW over the next five years due to increasing adoption of new technologies and impacting data localisation laws.
India’s data center market is poised for a bright future with more hyperscale and colocation data centers as long as the country commits to data localisation laws and harnesses the true power of cloud computing and Industry 4.0 technology like 5G, edge computing and the Internet of Things.
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