RackBank signs MoU to build data centre hubs in India



Virtual MoU signing

The signing took place on Monday during a virtual conference in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Uddhav Thackeray and Hon’ble Minister for Industries Shri Subhash Desai.

RackBank and the Government of Maharashtra have signed an MoU to facilitate the building of data centres in Mumbai and Pune in India.

The MoU was executed between Venugopal Reddy, Principal Secretary Industry, Energy and Labour, and Narendra Sen, Founder, and CEO, RackBank.

RackBank said it is ready to invest in the creation of data centres in Mumbai and Pune to fulfil the need of hyperscale infrastructure that is required by the global cloud providers and enterprises.

These campuses will be global cloud infrastructure ready facilities, having upwards of 300 MW of expandability and driven by clean energy, according to the company.

“These challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic have shown us the need to strengthen the infrastructure and provide avenues of uninterrupted growth for providers of Internet technology-oriented services,” said Anil Reddy, Chairman, and Co-Founder of RackBank.


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“We are delighted to partner with GOM and enable the state of Maharashtra to become the “Digital Hub” of India.

“We also align with the Government of Maharashtra’s long-term goal to maximize the utilisation of sustainable energy resources to preserve our environment.”

The company added that the data centre facilities will have “best in class network infrastructure through robust connectivity to the submarine cable systems as well as Tier One telcos in India”.

RackBank is a hyperscale platform firm that provides infrastructure across India.

RackBank plans to invest in building and delivering of hyperscale data centres across key markets in India which include Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Cochin, Bangalore, Delhi(Noida) and Indore.

Indian entrepreneur Narendra Sen has founded his own data centre company and today is the CEO of RackBank Datacenters, a rapid growing hosting startup that is redefining India’s data centre market. In this interview with Data Economy Frontline’s João Marques Lima, Sen talks about the challenges of starting a data centre business in India, explains what investors are on the lookout for and what RackBank is readying for the near future.

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