According to a recent report by ANAROCK-Mace, the Indian data centre industry has attracted around $ 977 million in private equity and strategic investments since 2008, of which nearly 40 percent or approximately $396 million were infused between January 2020 to September 2020 period alone.
Further, it added that the upcoming supply is expected to be concentrated amongst Mumbai and Chennai, followed by NCR and Hyderabad. Mumbai and Chennai together will witness around 60 percent of total future capacity, with NCR and Hyderabad contributing another 33 percent.
The report finding highlights that at present India has around 126 third-party data centres spanning over 7.5 million sft, and a cumulative IT power capacity of more than 590 MW. While 53 players own or operate these 126 third-party data centres, the capacity is highly concentrated among the top 12 players who operate around 95 percent of the total IT power capacity in the country.
Furthermore, the report also tracks investments into digital infrastructure for data storage in India from exchange and MCA filings of the top 12 data centre operators. According to it, the last decade saw this industry’s net fixed assets increase 25 percent per annum – from $ 115 million in 2010 to $ 1.1 billion in 2019.