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Vultr opens cloud data centre in Mumbai

Vultr opens cloud data centre in Mumbai
15 Apr, 2022
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Florida, United States-based cloud solutions and server hosting provider Vultr has opened a cloud data centre in Mumbai, according to a statement. This is Vultr’s 25th global data centre. 

Vultr said that the data centre will provide optimised cloud computing through AMD’s EPYC processors and Intel Xeon CPUs. EPYC is AMD’s data centre processor for high-performance computing and artificial intelligence applications.   

According to a June 2021 report by Research and Markets, the Cloud infrastructure market in India is valued at ₹3,01.4 billion and is expected to reach ₹1,169 billion by 2025. 

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Vultr said it is banking on India’s improved infrastructure, and the government’s efforts to promote Digital India as factors that could lead to the growth of the company. 

Also read: AMD to acquire Pensando to take on rivals Nvidia, Intel in data centre chip space

“Mumbai is the financial capital of India, the leading data centre hub in the country, and the preferred destination for cloud players. Mumbai’s excellent infrastructure support makes it a great strategic fit for us in expanding our global footprint,” said Vinod Chacko, Business Development Director, Vultr. 

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The data centre space in India has been seeing growing investments over the past few months. On 21 March, CtrlS began the construction of its third hyperscale data centre in Hyderabad. The new data centre nicknamed CtrlS Gachibowli DC2, when completed, will be spread across 131,000 square feet and will be equipped with 1,600 racks, backed by 18MW electricity.  

Cyber Security firm Sophos also opened a new data centre in the same week.

Adani group, in early March, formed a new subsidiary under which it will set up a data centre in Mumbai. The new subsidiary named as the Mumbai Data Center Limited, is a joint venture between Adani and European hyper-scale data centre provider EdgeConnex.  

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