Hiranandani Group-owned managed data centre service provider Yotta Infrastructure Solutions, today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Tamil Nadu to set up a data centre park in Chennai.
The Mumbai headquartered firm said that it will invest Rs 3,000- Rs 4,000 crore in the proposed project over 8-10 years, according to a statement.
“We’ve chosen Chennai to set up our data centre park since it’s a global hub for major technology companies as well as has the strategic advantage of being a major international fiber landing station,” Darshan Hiranandani, Group, CEO, Hiranandani Group, said.
Earlier this month, Yotta launched a tier-IV data centre, Yotta NM1 in the Panvel area close to Mumbai.
The proposed data centre park is expected to be built on a 13-acre campus at Hiranandani Parks on the Singaperumal - Oragadam highway. It will host a total of four data centre buildings with a capacity of 20,000 racks, backup generator sets. It will also feature a total power load of approximately 150-240 MW.
Additionally, the campus will also house a 220/110 KV electrical substation and a CNG power plant.
“This data centre park will provide important cloud-based services to companies not only in the state but across India, serving as an important pillar in our overall digital infrastructure,” Neeraj Mittal, MD and CEO, guidance, industries department, Government of Tamil Nadu said.
The Tamil Nadu government will provide support in the form of infrastructural support, regulatory approvals, permissions, and registration facilitation subject to applicable laws.
The project is also expected to generate opportunities for approximately 2000-2500 direct and indirect jobs in the state of Tamil Nadu, the statement added.
The company revealed that the first data centre building with a built-up area of 230,000 square feet in the data centre park is expected to be ready by the last quarter of 2021. The data centre building will offer 25 MW IT power and have a capacity for 5000 racks.
“With our first Uptime Institute certified Tier IV data centre building – Yotta NM1 – we have proved that world-class infrastructure facility at an affordable cost can be a reality. While Yotta NM1 will serve the western region, our Chennai data centre park will offer the same Tier IV infrastructure facilities to the southern region, thus filling in the void of quality colocation services in the region,” Sunil Gupta, managing partner and CEO, Yotta Infrastructure said.