Colocation services provider ST Telemedia Global Data Centres India (STT GDC India) has officially begun construction of a INR 1100 crore (around US$151.5 million) data centre in Noida, a satellite city of Delhi in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
STT GDC India, a majority-owned subsidiary of ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC), said the site is part of its multi-megawatt capacity expansion planned for across the country.
With a total projected power of 35MW at full build, the first phase of the STT Noida DC-1 development is scheduled to be brought online by the second quarter of 2022 and offer 18MW of hosting output.
The future facility, located less than one kilometre away from Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, will sit across an area of more than five acres.
Sumit Mukhija, CEO, STT GDC India, said: “The STT Noida facility, once fully built, can support up to 35MW IT power capacity spread across five acres of land. We continue to be committed to supporting the burgeoning digital ecosystem of the country with state-of-the-art facilities and global standards of excellence in service through world-class infrastructure and cutting-edge solutions at our new projects.
“Our decision to expand in Noida is driven by the continuing rapid growth in the Indian data centre industry supporting the massive digital transformation that the country is experiencing.
“The promise of Noida emerging as a new Data Centre hub is well supported by progressive policy impetus at both the Central and State governments. We look forward to leading from the front as we expand and continue to support clients with an unwavering commitment to uninterrupted business continuity.”
STT GDC India manages a portfolio with 135 MW across 19 facilities in nine major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Pune and Noida. The company has over 1,000 customers, including Fortune 500 companies.
As for the umbrella group, Singapore-based STT GDC runs over 120 facilities across Singapore, China, India, South Korea, Thailand and the UK.
At the end of May, the operator also announced the entry into a strategic partnership with Indonesian conglomerate Triputra Group as well as Temasek, a global investment company, to develop a new data centre operating platform in Jakarta, Indonesia.