Sunil Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO, Yotta Infrastructure

He is known as the “Data Centre Man of India”. And with reason. Sunil Gupta has built and operated most of the third-party data centres in the country. His efforts have been instrumental in shaping India’s data centre growth story and have been recognised in the in­dustry in the form of numerous accolades on domestic and glo­bal platforms. He has featu­red on Data Economy’s APAC 50 list and is named as one of the 100 personalities to watch in the next decade.

Under his aegis, Yotta was founded with the vision of powering India’s digital economy, driven by data. The first milestone in this direction was achieved with the launch of Yotta NM1 in Navi Mumbai, India’s largest Tier 4 data centre, with Uptime Institute’s Tier Certification of Constructed Facility. With the objective of fostering the growth of digital ecosystems across India, Sunil is spearheading Yotta’s efforts towards the development of large data centres across India, including the key regions of Greater Noida, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Gujarat. This is further complemented by a robust pan-Indian pipeline of edge data centres.

As co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Yotta, Sunil is redefining the delivery of digital infrastructure and solutions through a cost-efficient approach that is driven by economies of scale. Sunil closely works with business leaders at Yotta to deliver innovative digital solutions on an opex-driven service model called everything-as-a-service (XaaS).

A strong proponent of the country’s digital growth story, Sunil’s vision is aligned with the government’s Digital India efforts and is aimed at making India a global data centre hub. He is a true believer in the democratisation of technology and is working to ensure that Yotta enables digital transformation for governments and businesses across sizes and locations, thus bringing the benefits of digital closer to end-consumers. He is bullish on the transformational potential of artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things and 5G, among other new-age technologies. Sunil’s efforts at Yotta are building a robust ecosystem of digital infrastructure to support the proliferation of these technologies.

Sunil is an engineering graduate from NIT Kurukshetra, and a management graduate from Columbia University, New York. He has authored the “Financial model for understanding data centre investments”, an in-depth mathematical model that helps the C-Suite make informed data centre investment decisions.

In his personal time, Sunil enjoys listening to music and is a karaoke enthusiast.