Asia’s largest data centre goes live at Hiranandani Fortune City

01 Jul 2020

India's largest data centre building, Yotta NM1, the largest Tier-IV data centre certified by Uptime Institute in Asia, and the second largest in the world, was recently inaugurated in the virtual presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray; Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Government of India; and Subhash Desai, Minister of Industries and Mining, Government of Maharashtra.

“What makes the Yotta story unique is our ownership of all key input resources, massive economies of scale with our land banks, captive green energy generation and distribution capabilities and unmatched expertise and experience in data centre domain, including design, engineering, construction and operations,” says Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Hiranandani Group.

“This data centre is a global pioneer not just in terms of capability and price but more so in terms of its focus on efficiency and sustainability,” adds Darshan Hiranandani, Group CEO, Hiranandani Group. “We provide the most efficient power offering available in the market today—not just the lowest price of power but a power usage efficiency or PUE that is a global benchmark for the tropics.”

With proximity to Mumbai and Pune, Yotta NM1 data centre is located in the 600-acre Hiranandani Fortune City in Panvel. It is the first of the five data-centre buildings coming up at the Integrated Yotta Data Centre Park, which, once fully built, will have an overall capacity of 30,000 racks and 250 mw of power. At 820,000 sq ft, 7,200 racks, 50 mw of power and four self-owned fibre paths connecting the DC to national highways, the first DC Yotta NM1 itself offers a highly scalable data centre infrastructure, capable of hosting a global cloud, content and OTT operators besides the mission-critical applications of enterprises and governments.

Dr Hiranandani has ambitious plans to potentially invest about Rs 35 billion in the data centre business across Navi Mumbai and Chennai, to begin with. The group has already made a Rs 10 billion investment in this first data centre going live at Hiranandani Fortune City.

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