Flipkart opens second data centre in India

Flipkart opens second data centre in India
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23 Apr, 2019

Flipkart has announced the launch of a data centre in Hyderabad and an investment in Telangana to strengthen the technology infrastructure of the Walmart-owned e-commerce giant.

This is Flipkart’s second data centre in the country and the first in the state of Telangana. The Bengaluru-based firm had set up its first data centre in Chennai.

The new data centre has been built in partnership with CtrlS, which is a Tier-4 data centre located in Hyderabad. Considered the topmost tier of data centres, a Tier 4 data centre is built to be completely fault tolerant and has redundancy for every component. It has an expected uptime of 99.995%

According to the statement, Flipkart’s new data centre is a part of one of the largest private cloud deployments in the country and will help strengthen its growing marketplace e-commerce business in India. This will further enhance the company's ability to bring in more sellers and MSMEs to the platform and cater to more consumers in the country, it added.

Most of the power consumed by the centre is fulfilled by renewable energy.

“Our new data centre at Hyderabad is a testimony of our investment in the ecosystem and the state,” said Rajneesh Kumar, chief corporate affairs officer at Flipkart. “We are determined to continue growing the business and create a viable ecosystem for MSMEs, local manufacturers and in the process create quality local jobs.”

The data centre will enhance Flipkart’s preparedness for a larger scale of operations in the country, and adds to technology capabilities in its cloud platform software that supports Flipkart’s core solutions, the statement added.