NTT Limited has announced the launch of its hyperscale data centre campus, Chennai 2 and the arrival of its subsea cable system, MIST in the city. The Chennai 2 campus is situated in Ambattur and is spread across 6 acres with a planned capacity of 34.8 MW critical IT load from 2 data centre buildings. The first facility to go live has a capacity of 17.4 MW. Meanwhile, MIST subsea cable is the first cable system for the NTT group which will provide connectivity to and from India. It spans 8,100 km and will connect Malaysia, India, Singapore and Thailand, providing bleeding-edge connectivity capabilities. The cable system also marks India’s first cable landing of a 12 fibre pair capacity capable of carrying over 200 terabytes per second of data. There have been three new opportunities for these projects in Chennai, with the first addressing the demand for high-quality data centre infrastructure driven by Chennai’s digital ecosystem and includes traditional and new economy businesses. The second opportunity is for positioning Chennai as a disaster recovery site for enterprises with primary IT infrastructure in other Indian cities. Finally, there is an opportunity to leverage global connectivity to provide data centre capacity to markets with a short supply of capacity.
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