India’s data centre market to welcome $10bn in investments by 2025
Around $10bn is set to be invested in India’s data centre market over the next six years, with reports predicting that $3bn will be spent building data centres in the country.
A recent research report predicts that the data centre market in India will grow at a CAGR of around 5% during the period of 2019 to 2025, according to Arizton.
The report also highlighted that data explosion and favourable government policies will aid the establishment of data centre parks across India.
As of October 2019, there were over ten data centre projects, which are expected to be operational between June 2020 and December 2022.
Adani Group, Bridge Data Centers, Colt DCS, and Yotta Infrastructure are among the new entrants to the market, targeting hyperscale investments with multiple facilities covering over 40 MW of power capacity.
Adani Group recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Digital Realty with the aim of enabling both companies to jointly evaluate developing and operating data centres, data centre parks and cultivating undersea cable provider communities of interest across India.
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Yotta Infrastructure unveiled its plans to begin building the “largest data centre in India”, Yotta NM1, which is set to go live in January 2020.
State governments in Telangana, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and Mumbai have introduced incentives for data centre development.
The report also found that the increased adoption of all-flash storage arrays and hybrid storage arrays is boosting the demand for storage systems.
High-performance operations aid the growth of flash storage systems in data centres that require strong I/O capabilities.
“Generators are irreplaceable in the India data centre market as power fluctuation is common in the country,” said Arizton.
“Generators are mostly designed with N+N or 2N redundancy in Tier III and Tier IV data centres established across the country. In India, there are on-premise data centre deployments typically of less than 500 kW that does not require a separate generator.
“Innovations have increased the growth and adoption of performance-optimized data centres (PODs). These facilities typically comprise 1–20 rack units with pre-installed power and cooling infrastructure.”
Major cities such as Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad are witnessing high investments of local and international operators in the Indian market.
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