Essar Capital, the investment manager for Essar Global Fund (EGFL), has chosen Mumbai-based hyperscale data centre solutions provider Yotta Infrastructure to accelerate its digital transformation initiatives.
The digitisation programme will involve consolidating Essar Capital’s on-premise data centres and moving it to Yotta’s tier 4 data center in Navi Mumbai, a statement said. As part of the contract, Yotta will offer end-to-end managed co-location services to Essar.
“The growing complexity of managing our on-premise data centres was creating a bottleneck,” N Jayantha Prabhu, CIO of Essar Global, said. “We decided to co-locate to a multi-tenant data centre service provider that could not only modernise our IT infrastructure, but also assure us of uninterrupted services, with 100% uptime.”
Essar’s decision to move its data centres was prompted by the increasing demand for IT enabled services from companies under the Mumbai-based multinational corporation.
Yotta was chosen by Essar after a year’s analysis. “While evaluating multiple options available in the market, we also looked closely at parameters such as connectivity, redundant power and most importantly, the security of the facility,” Prabhu said.
Yotta’s tier-4 data centre in Panvel, called the NM1, currently hosts more than 100 applications of EGFL, including collaboration tools, communication apps, SAP ERP, human resources and multiple engineering-based applications. Yotta said that the applications are utilised by more than 7,000 Essar users globally.
The NM1, launched in July 2020, is the first of the five upcoming units at the integrated Yotta data centre park at Panvel, which will have an overall capacity of 30,000 racks and 250 MW power. Yotta plans to open similar data centre parks at Chennai and New Delhi, with a planned expenditure of Rs 15,000 crore over the next 7-10 years.