India is set to welcome two new data centre hubs by 2023 says government officials


Two national data centre hubs in India are in the process of being set up, Parliament was informed on Thursday.

One data centre will be situated in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh and another in Guwahati, Assam, India, according to a report.

The Minister of State for Electronics and IT Sanjay Dhotre told PTI that a 1,500-rack data centre facility shall be established including infrastructure for complete operational and management support.

Five acres of land in an IT-Park in Bhopal, India was allotted to National Informatics Centre (NIC) by the Madhya Pradesh government, for establishment of the data centre at Bhopal.

“In the first phase of the project, 250-rack state-of-art. The data centre will be set up with an expansion capability to 500 racks. Subsequent phases shall be taken up later as per the demand,” said Dhotre.


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“The establishment of 200-rack National Data Centre in northeastern region is likely to be started soon and is expected to be completed in two and half years.”

The data centres are expected to be completed in two and a half years according to the Government official.

As India seeks to digitalise its economy, consumers generate massive data and e-commerce thrives in what will be by a $5 trillion dollar economy by 2024.

The India data centre market set to reach $4bn in value by 2024 – major cities such as Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad are witnessing high investments of local and international operators in the Indian market according to reports.

The increasing construction of hyperscale facilities with the power capacity of over 50 MW will fuel the need for innovative infrastructure in the market over the next few years, and it’s driven by the construction of hyperscale facilities in major cities such as those listed above.

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