Yotta Infrastructure, a Hiranandani Group subsidiary and a managed data centre service provider developing hyper-scale data centre parks in India has inaugurated India’s largest data centre building, Yotta NM1, in a virtual event. It is the largest Tier IV Data Centre certified by Uptime Institute in Asia and second largest in the world.
With proximity to Mumbai and Pune, Yotta NM1 Data Centre is located in the 600-acre Hiranandani Fortune City in Panvel.
Yotta NM1 is first of the five data centre buildings coming up at this Integrated Yotta Data Centre Park, which, once fully built, will have an overall capacity of 30,000 racks and 250 MW power. At 820,000 sq. ft, 7,200 racks, 50 MW of power and four 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 enterprises and governments. The building, 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 long term reliable, green and cost-effective source of power.
Inaugurating the data centre virtually, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Government of India said, “A good data centre infrastructure is critical for a robust digital economy and with this data centre the Hiranandani Group has yet again delivered on their standards of creating a new benchmark in every industry that they operate in. Under the vision of the Honorable Prime Minister we have launched the Digital India initiative – to empower the country with technology, bridge the divide and bring digital inclusion, and all of this must be achieved through technology that is homegrown. This particular data centre is a powerful statement of intent that India is rising high in the quest of data security, data use and data innovation. For the success of Digital India, we must become a big global Data Refinery – data cleaning, data processing, data innovation and research – and all of this will need to be done keeping in mind data privacy laws. We shall never compromise on the data sovereignty of India. The data economy has a lot of potential and in all its promise – a good data centre is the pillar it builds on.”
Speaking at the virtual event, Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra, reiterating the importance of data centres said, “Govt of India said, Covid-19 has made the digital future into a reality and given us a new perspective on life. The Maharashtra government is inviting investors to come to our state to do business here and we will extend all support and cooperation to them. We’ve launched the Maha Jobs portal just yesterday for job seekers from the state and also to facilitate workers for industries to act a bridge between employers and employment seekers. By the evening we received thousands of applications and it is a great example of the power of Digital. 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.”
Besides Navi Mumbai, Yotta is also developing similar sized giant Data Centre 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 35 billion in next three years and about Rs 150 billion over next seven to ten years across these data centre parks.
Sunil Gupta, Managing Partner & CEO – Yotta Infrastructure, said, “Foreign hyperscale cloud players, and OTT companies are looking to setup large bases in India. A hyper-scale Data Centre Park with the scalable ecosystem of power, fiber and skillsets, like what Yotta offers, gives them quick access to large colo capacity from day one from a multi-tenanted data centre like NM1 and also gives them long term sustainability at the same site with the availability of customised single tenanted data centres and in-campus fiber networks. Enterprises can expect from Yotta a fully managed hybrid IT infrastructure – combination of colo, private cloud, public cloud and IT management skills on a low-risk, pay-as-you-use model, that creates a win-win situation for everyone. Yotta hit the ground running within a year, and I am pleased to say that the interest garnered by Yotta from enterprises has been overwhelming. We are pleased to house many anchor customers at Yotta NM1 already, and the list will only continue to grow.”