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Yotta Infrastructure announced that it will commence construction of two more data centres in their Greater Noida Data Centre Park in January 2022.
The two buildings will have a capacity of 30 MW IT load each and will be ready to go live in January 2024. The first building in the Data Centre Park, for which the construction started in January 2021, will go live for customer operations by July 2022, in a record time of less than 18 months. Once completed, it will have a capacity of 30 MW IT Load, the company said.
The Uttar Pradesh government, in October 2020, gave approvals to the company to set up a 20-acre hyperscale data centre park in Greater Noida. This will be the first data centre park in the region, which will consist of 6 interconnected data centre buildings offering 30,000 racks capacity powered by more than 250 MW of power.
The estimated cost to set up the park is approximately INR 7,000 crore (USD 950 million). The project will also generate direct and indirect employment in Uttar Pradesh as the company expands its team to operate and build the data centres.
“Uttar Pradesh today is at the forefront of all-round development. Data Centres are the hub of the digital revolution. They are the temples for digital democracy. The government of Uttar Pradesh has taken path-breaking steps, including a forward-looking Data Centre policy helping and incentivising the development of high-quality large scale data centres in Uttar Pradesh. I congratulate the Hiranandani Group and Yotta for taking this initiative which shall enhance the quality of life for citizens and shall grow the digital economy of the country. I promise them all help and wish them success,” said Honourable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath.
“The Digital India initiative has opened up new avenues for businesses, and India has been on the upward trajectory with respect to digital transformation way before the pandemic hit us. The last couple of years have only reinstated the need to grow digital infrastructure in our country. We are grateful to the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Honourable Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath ji for extending their constant cooperation that helped us speed up the construction process. Our data center park in Greater Noida will go a long way to augment the digital infrastructure not only in Uttar Pradesh but also in the entire north region of country as Yotta continues to strive to bridge the demand-supply gap in the Indian data centre industry,” said Darshan Hiranandani, Group CEO – Hiranandani Group.
“Foreseeing increased demand from the region due to digital acceleration, we’ve decided to commence construction of two new data centre buildings of 30MW IT load each from January 2022, much ahead of our earlier schedule. The data centre park shall be the largest one in the region, powered by redundant 220 KV express feeders and an on-site substation, with an option of 100 per cent green energy to customers. With the presence of multiple telco operators, redundant fibre paths and various public and private Internet exchanges and availability of Build-to-Suit, Bulk and Retail Colocation and various Cloud and Managed Services, this highly interconnected data centre park is attracting customers from across the world and industry verticals, said Sunil Gupta, Co-founder and CEO of Yotta Infrastructure.
Riding on the digital revolution and a huge supply demand gap in the country for high quality scalable data centres, and benefitting from its all-round capabilities across the value chain of data centres from Build to Operate, Yotta is developing data centre parks across the country. It has also signed MoUs with the governments of Tamil Nadu and West Bengal to set up data centres in Chennai and Kolkata respectively. The company recently announced that its first data centre in Navi Mumbai – Yotta NM1, is India’s first and the only Tier IV Constructed Facility certified by Uptime Institute (USA).
This year in the month of September, Yotta Infrastructure had said that they will invest ₹900 crore over three-four years to set up 100 Edge data centers.
“We will start with 8-10 cities with each facility costing about ₹8-10 crore for basic infrastructure,” Sunil Gupta, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Yotta Infrastructure Solutions.
Around thirteen companies, including domestic and international firms, have expressed their interest in setting up data centres in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in Noida, with an investment of about Rs 22,000 crore.