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Yotta expands $950m hyperscale Noida data centre campus earlier than anticipated

Increased demand for cloud and data storage in the region due to digital acceleration forced the operator to push ahead with plans earlier than anticipated.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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November 30, 2021 | 1:06 AM GMT

Yotta Infrastructure, a Hiranandani Group business, said it will expand its data centre footprint in Noida, India, with the addition of two facilities.

Set to break ground in January 2022, the buildings at the operator’s Greater Noida Data Center Park will have a capacity of 30 MW IT load each and are scheduled to go live in January 2024.

The first building in the Data Center Park, for which the construction started in January 2021, will go live for customer operations by July 2022. Once completed, it will have a capacity of 30 MW IT Load.

The Uttar Pradesh government, in October 2020, gave approvals to the company to set up a 20-acre hyperscale data centre park in Greater Noida.

This will be the first data centre park in the region, which will consist of six interconnected data centre buildings offering 30,000 racks capacity powered by more than 250 MW of power.

The estimated cost to set up the park is approximately INR 7,000 crore (US$950 million). The project will also generate direct and indirect employment in Uttar Pradesh as the company expands its team to operate and build the data centres.

Commenting on the development, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath, said: “Uttar Pradesh today is at the forefront of all-round development. Data centres are the hub of the digital revolution. They are the temples for digital democracy.

“The government of Uttar Pradesh has taken path-breaking steps, including a forward-looking data centre policy helping and incentivising the development of high-quality large scale data centres in Uttar Pradesh. I congratulate the Hiranandani Group and Yotta for taking this initiative which shall enhance the quality of life for citizens and shall grow the digital economy of the country. I promise them all help and wish them success.”

Darshan Hiranandani, group CEO of Hiranandani Group said: “The Digital India initiative has opened up new avenues for businesses, and India has been on the upward trajectory with respect to digital transformation way before the pandemic hit us. The last couple of years have only reinstated the need to grow digital infrastructure in our country.

“ We are grateful to the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Honourable Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath ji for extending their constant cooperation that helped us speed up the construction process. Our data centre park in Greater Noida will go a long way to augment the digital infrastructure not only in Uttar Pradesh but also in the entire north region of country as Yotta continues to strive to bridge the demand-supply gap in the Indian data centre industry.”

Sunil Gupta, Co-founder and CEO of Yotta Infrastructure said that whilst foreseeing increased demand from the region due to digital acceleration, the company decided to commence construction of two new data centre buildings of 30MW IT load each from January 2022, “much ahead of our earlier schedule”.

“The data centre park shall be the largest one in the region, powered by redundant 220 KV express feeders and an on-site substation, with an option of 100% green energy to customers,” he said.

“With the presence of multiple telco operators, redundant fibre paths and various public and private Internet exchanges and availability of Build-to-Suit, Bulk and Retail Colocation and various Cloud and Managed Services, this highly interconnected data centre park is attracting customers from across the world and industry verticals.”

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