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The Indian data Centre industry is currently worth $5.6 billion with an additional 45 new data centres expected to come up by 2025. A report ‘Under the Lens: India’s Data Centre Explosion’, by Anarock and Binswanger stated that the industry is expected to expand further in the near future.
At present, India has over 138 data centres with an overall spanning of 11 million square feet that has 737 MW of IT (building) capacity. About 57% of these data centres are located in Mumbai and Chennai.
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The 45 data centres span about 13 million square feet and 1,015 MW of IT capacity. They are likely to be set up in India by the end of 2025.
Devi Shankar, President, Anarock Capital, said that the unprecedented crisis driven by the pandemic has propelled the data centre business into an upward momentum in terms of growth. He further added that, “Technology adoption and digitisation across the sectors were fast-tracked globally and India also leap-frogged at least a decade in the last couple of years. The current size of the India data centre industry is about USD 5.6 billion and is bound to grow.”
The report further claimed a potential of 2,688 MW of future unplanned supply in the country.
A survey conducted on professionals in the Indian IT sector managing infrastructure related to data in the organisations was also included in the report. These professionals were reported to prioritise cost savings and operational efficiencies into their data centres in order to enable technological improvements.