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Mumbai tops data centre capacity with 24% jump in Q3: Report

Mumbai tops data centre capacity with 24% jump in Q3: Report
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23 Dec, 2021

As India’s data centre market continues to witness strong momentum in 2021, Mumbai registered the largest supply increase, with nearly 200MW added in the third quarter of 2021, a 24% rise in a quarter, according to a latest report by Knight Frank and DC Byte. 

The Indian data centre market currently houses an estimated 445 MW of critical IT capacity in the seven cities of Mumbai, NCR, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. 

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The colocation supply in Mumbai has increased significantly in the first three quarters of this year, and for the first time the city’s total IT capacity has crossed the gigawatt mark (alongside Shanghai and Tokyo in Asia Pacific) in Q3 2021, the report said.  

The total IT capacity in Mumbai jumped from 812MW in Q2 to 1,006MW in Q3.   

The finding also cited that the quarterly take-up of IT power in Mumbai has increased from 2.78MW in Q2 2021 to 6.42MW Q3 2021, the highest quarterly take-up on record.   

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Shishir Baijal, Chairman and Managing Director at Knight Frank India, said, “Mumbai is amongst the top established datacentre hubs in the APAC region. As digital transformation accelerates amid the 4th industrial revolution, demand for digital infrastructure such as data centres is certain to grow.  

The digital economy in India is estimated to reach $1 trillion by 2025. Data centres constitute an integral part of this growth story, which has only gathered steam since the onset of the pandemic and its associated disruptions.”