STT GDC India opens 15th data centre in India

STT GDC India opens 15th data centre in India
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23 Dec, 2019

STT Global Data Centres India (STT GDC India) has opened its 15th data centre in the country,  its third in Bengaluru.

With data centres across eight cities including Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune, the new tier 3 data centre will also be the first facility to be inaugurated as part of the company’s multi-megawatt capacity expansion.

STT GDC, which began Indian operations in 2004, is a joint venture between Singapore headquartered ST Telemedia Global Data Centres and Tata Communications. The company currently serves over 1,000 customers in India. ST Telemedia has more than 90 facilities in countries such as Singapore, China, India, Thailand and the UK.

The company will invest close to Rs.600 crore to expand the data centre over the next few years, according to a statement.

“STT Bengaluru DC-3 marks the first data centre to be inaugurated as part of our multi-megawatt capacity expansion across India, designed to strengthen the backbone infrastructure of the nation’s Silicon Valley,” said Sumit Mukhija, CEO – STT GDC India.

Tier 3 datacentres are built with multiple, active and independent sources of power and cooling resources that also provide much more reliable storage and processing capabilities, as compared to tier 2 and tier 1 datacentres.

The facility is backed by 18mw of power and is built over 400,000 square feet. STT GDC also said that the datacentre would meet the high-density computing needs of customers working in the areas of mobility, e-commerce, IoT, cloud and big data.

The building will comply with the Indian Green Building Council standards and includes design features such as high-efficiency chillers, reduced water consumption and uninterruptible power supply.

The centre's other features include 24X7 manned security, state-of-the-art building automation and monitoring systems and fuel back up of more than 48 hours of continuous operations, and could also withstand earthquakes according to seismic zone 3 requirements.

India’s push for data localisation has increased the demand for local data centres. ITI Ltd, a state-owned maker of telecommunications equipment, announced last year that it is expanding its storage capacity at its Naini (near Allahabad) and Bengaluru centres to help state and central government undertakings to comply with the new norms.

IT services firm Oracle recently opened its first data centre in India in Mumbai and has plans to open another in Hyderabad.