Yotta Infrastructure, a Hiranandani Group subsidiary and a Managed Data Centre Service Provider today inaugurated Asia’s largest tier IV data center, Yotta NM1.
The event was virtually attended by Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra; 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.
Yotta NM1 Data Center is located in the 600-acre Hiranandani Fortune City in Panvel. Yotta NM1 is first of the five data center buildings coming up at this Integrated Yotta Data Center Park, which, once fully built, will have an overall capacity of 30,000 racks and 250 MW power.
At 820,000 square feet, 7,200 racks, 50 MW of power and 4 redundant self-owned fiber paths connecting the DC to national highways, the first DC Yotta NM1 itself offers a highly scalable data centre infrastructure, capable of hosting global cloud, content and OTT operators besides the mission-critical applications of enterprise and government.
The ultramodern building is supported by a highly redundant on-site power infrastructure shall soon be powered by its own captive solar power plant and an on-site captive gas-based co-gen power plant thus delivering to its hosted customers a long term reliable, green and cost-effective source of power.
Speaking at the virtual event, Uddhav Thackeray said, “COVID-19 has made the digital future into a reality and given us a new perspective on life. Working from home has also been made possible by a robust digital infrastructure even in the face of a pandemic and the Hiranandani’s are enabling work of the future today with Yotta Infrastructure. The government of Maharashtra will extend all support towards this endeavor.”
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Government of India said, “A good data center infrastructure is critical for a robust digital economy and with this data center the Hiranandani Group has yet again delivered on their standards of creating a new benchmark in every industry that they operate in.”
This particular data center is a powerful statement of intent that India is rising high in the quest of data security, data use and data innovation added Prasad.
Commenting on the development, Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, Co-founder and Managing Director of the Hiranandani Group said, “The demand for hyper-scale data centers is on the rise, thanks to the government’s push for the National E-commerce Policy and proposed policy on Data Center Parks.”
Besides Navi Mumbai, Yotta is also developing similar sized giant Data Center Parks at Chennai and New Delhi. Each of these parks will feature more than 20,000 racks, 200 MW plus power and multiple self-owned fiber paths connecting the Park to the main highways. Yotta envisages to spend about Rs. 3,500 crore in next 3 years and about Rs. 15,000 crore over next 7 to 10 years across these data center parks.