AdaniConneX, a joint venture between Adani Enterprises and EdgeConneX, has announced the opening of the Chennai 1 hyperscale data centre campus located at SIPCOT IT Park, Chennai. In Phase 1, the campus offers 17 megawatts (MW) IT load that will scale up to 33 MW IT load at full capacity.

According to the company, the campus hosts Tamil Nadu’s first pre-certified Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) platinum-rated data centre. The facility will also be powered with up to 100 per cent renewable energy, offering enterprises and hyperscale customers sustainable energy choices. Chennai 1 is designed to offer robust physical protection to information technology (IT) infrastructure with seven layers of security system and commitment to providing 99.999 per cent availability.

India’s current data centre capacity is around 600 MW and is expected to grow to around 1300 MW by 2024. To address the growing need for reliable IT infrastructure, AdaniConneX is investing capital into the joint venture over the next decade with a mission to build over 1 gigawatt (GW) green data centre platform. AdaniConneX is also building hyperscale campuses in cities including Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Pune, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Vizag, and more. AdaniConneX is also developing distributed edge data centres and far edge facilities in tier 2 and 3 markets, relying heavily on renewable energy sources to help bring cloud, content, and data closer to customers.

Commenting on the development, Jeyakumar Janakaraj, chief executive officer (CEO), AdaniConneX, said, “We see tremendous growth in data generation and consumption in India, driving the need for a reliable, automated, and sustainable digital infrastructure. With our pan-India data centre platform, our mission is to enable India’s next phase of digital growth with core emphasis on sustainability and energy management.”

Meanwhile, Randy Brouckman, CEO, EdgeConneX, said, “I am extremely pleased with the opening of our latest data centre in Chennai, and all of the hard work by the teams to make this happen. I am also excited about what is coming next as we have an aggressive data centre expansion plan and tremendous customer pipeline that will quickly establish AdaniConneX as the leading digital infrastructure platform for all of India.”