Yotta picks Greater Noida region to set up third hyperscale data centre

Yotta picks Greater Noida region to set up third hyperscale data centre
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30 Nov, 2020

Mumbai-based data centre provider Yotta Infrastructure on Monday said it will set up a 20-acre (approximately 8,71,200 sq ft) hyperscale data centre park in the Greater Noida region by July 2022. 

A hyperscale data centre usually has a capacity of at least 5,000 servers and is more than 10,000 sq ft in size. The facility is owned and operated by the company it supports, often giants such as AWS, Microsoft and Apple. 

Yotta’s hyperscale data centre will consist of six interconnected data centre buildings, which will offer 30,000 racks of capacity, along with 200 megawatts of power, a statement said. The cost of building the data centre, whose construction will commence in December 2020, will be about Rs 6,000-Rs 7,000 crore, it said.    

The first such facility in the NCR region, the hyperscale data centre will be available for startups and enterprises in the region, Darshan Hiranandani, group CEO of the Hiranandani Group, which operates Yotta, said. 

The firm also looks to target cloud service provider clients such as Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Salesforce, the statement said. Additionally, SMEs can take advantage of the facility, which will offer as-a-service and pay-per-use-model cloud solutions, the company told TechCircle. 

“We are also looking at global and large enterprises, including banks, government and public sector companies, both central and from the state (as clients),” the company said. 

The company said it will also focus on commercial use cases for emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things, smart cities and connected devices. 

“We expect our NCR campus to be operational with the first building before July 2022. It was a natural choice for us to look at NCR to set up our third facility after Navi Mumbai and Chennai,” Sunil Gupta, co-founder and CEO of Yotta Infrastructure, said. 

Yotta launched the second largest tier-4 data centre, dubbed Yotta NM1, in its Navi Mumbai campus in July, and announced plans to set up a campus in Chennai.

The new data centre, which will be tier-3 and tier-4 certified, will have a design Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) of 1.4, the firm told TechCircle. PUE refers to the effectiveness of data centres in management of electricity, with the ideal number being 1.