Adani Group joins forces with Digital Realty to remould the Indian data centre sector

Gautam Adani, the Adani Group Chairman

India based business conglomerate the Adani Group has moved further into its data centre ventures by partnering with data centre provider Digital Realty.

The pair signed a Memorandum of Understanding, enabling both companies to jointly evaluate developing and operating data centres, data centre parks and cultivating undersea cable provider communities of interest across India.

India’s current data centre capacity is severely under-served and the partnership between Adani and Digital Realty looks to reshape this sector, according to the company.

“Data centre infrastructure is critical to enable a Digital India and this partnership leverages several of the capabilities developed by the Adani Group in power generation, transmission, retail electricity distribution, access to waterfronts through the ports business, and real estate management,” said Gautam Adani, the Adani Group Chairman.

“Also, as one of the top five renewable energy companies in the world, our ability to power our data centres with solar and wind energy is unique and addresses some of the challenges of building and operating data centres.

“We are excited about partnering with Digital Realty, the world’s market leader in the data centre industry, to help with the transformation of this sector in India.


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“The skill sets of the two companies are complementary, and together we can provide unmatched products and solutions to customers in India.”

The collaboration would leverage Digital Realty’s experience and solutions for their global data centre customer base along with Adani’s expertise in full-stack energy management, renewable power, and real estate development and management.

“We are excited by the opportunity to enter the Indian market with the Adani Group,” said Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer, A. William Stein.

“Their knowledge of the local market and complementary capabilities are a great fit for us and will significantly accelerate our ability to serve customers in this rapidly growing region.

“The Adani Group’s understanding of real estate development, energy, cooling technologies and access to connectivity across the nation will be critical to providing a world-class experience to a customer base that sees India as one of the largest and fastest-growing markets in the world.

“We are strongly committed to working with Adani to build out a world-class data centre network in India to support the growth of our global and Indian customers.”

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