Data centre activity continues to ramp up across India

Data centre activity continues to ramp up across India

Even more data centres are on the way to India following announcements from Digital Realty and Google, both of which have plans to build a number of such facilities in the country.

Digital Realty, a provider of cloud and carrier-neutral data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, and Brookfield Infrastructure, one of the largest owners and operators of critical and diverse global infrastructure networks, have announced an agreement to establish a 50/50 joint venture focused on the development, ownership and operation of institutional-quality data centres in India. The joint venture will operate under the brand name BAM Digital Realty.

The joint venture is positioned to enable the significant expansion of PlatformDIGITAL, Digital Realty's premier global data centre platform, which supports the evolving data, control and networking demands of global enterprises.

BAM Digital Realty intends to acquire land parcels in multiple Indian metros for the development of data centre campuses to support the needs of global hyperscale service providers as well as international and local enterprises. The joint venture, which awaits regulatory approval, expects to design, build and operate sustainable facilities.

Meanwhile Google is ramping up its cloud infrastructure in India with a second cluster of data centres in and around New Delhi to meet increasing customer demands in this key growth market.

According to the Data Centre Dynamics website, the Google cloud region in Delhi and its outskirts is the second such piece of Google infrastructure in the country and the tenth in the Asia Pacific region.

Google did not say how much it had invested to set up the new cloud facilities, but it has already made some highly publicised investments in India, including $4.5 billion in Jio Platforms and a $10 billion digitisation fund.

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