NTT Expands Data Centre Footprint in India
NTT Ltd is planning to invest $2 billion in the next four years for building additional data centres, solar parks and its undersea cable network.
The investments will go into data centres, setting up of multiple solar parks, expansion into cities such as Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru, and construction of the optical submarine cable, connecting Singapore, Myanmar and India. “We are increasing our footprint seeing a significant growth in demand for IT infrastructure related needs in the country,” said Sharad Sanghi, CEO, Global Data Centers and Cloud Infrastructure of NTT in India.
Masaaki Moribayashi, Senior Executive Vice-President, Services of NTT Ltd, said that’s the reason the company continues to expand its portfolio of data centres in new and existing markets that complement its global geographic footprint.
The launch of the Mumbai 7 Data Center, is the third hyperscale data centre in Chandivali, a suburb. Together, NTT’s Mumbai hub of data centres makes the Chandivali campus India’s first and largest operational hyperscale data centre park, which totals over 1,000,000 sq.ft., 13,000 racks and 100 MW of load capacity, the company said. With the addition of Mumbai 7 Data Center, NTT’s Global Data Centers and Cloud Infrastructure division in India currently operates with 10 data centres across four major cities with 1.5 million sq.ft. and over 150 MW of power capacity. Further, the company plans to double its capacity in the next two to three years.