Yotta Infrastructure, a Hiranandani Group subsidiary and a Managed Data Center service provider signed an MoU with the government of Tamil Nadu to set up a Data Center Park in Chennai. The total investment in the project is estimated at ₹ 3000-4000 Crore across a duration of 8-10 years.
The data centre which will be built on a 13-acre campus at Hiranandani Parks on the Singaperumal – Oragadam highway will have a total of 4 Data Center buildings with a capacity of 20000 racks, backup generator sets and featuring a total power load of approximately 150-240 MW.
The move will help in generating approximately 2000-2500 direct and indirect jobs in the State of Tamil Nadu. The government will provide facilitation and support in the form of necessary infrastructural support, regulatory approvals, permissions and/or registration facilitation subject to applicable laws.
Darshan Hiranandani, Group CEO – Hiranandani Group said, “We’ve chosen Chennai to set up our Data Center Park since it’s a global hub for major technology companies as well as has the strategic advantage of being a major international fibre landing station.”
He also added that Chennai is of immense geographic significance as it will mark their presence in South India. “This move is in line with our vision of partnering in nation-building efforts by creating the technological infrastructure that will power Digital India. We’re delighted to receive such a warm welcome from the Tamil Nadu Government to set up the Data Center Park,” he said.
The first data centre building with a built-up area of 230,000 square feet in the Data Center Park is expected to be ready by the last quarter of 2021.
“Data Centers are crucial to cater to the increasing demand for cloud services and digital content consumption across the country, and we welcome the Hiranandani Group and Yotta Infrastructure to set up their Data Center Park in Chennai,” said Neeraj Mittal IAS, MD & CEO, Guidance, Industries Department, Government of Tamil Nadu.
The government is hopeful that this data centre park will provide important cloud-based services to companies not only in the state but across India, serving as an important pillar in our overall digital infrastructure.
Earlier this month, Yotta also inaugurated India’s largest data centre building, Yotta NM1, in Panvel, Maharashtra which is the largest Tier IV Data Center certified by Uptime Institute in Asia and second-largest in the world.
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