Thursday, July 01, 2021

Noida centre may store data for Jewar airport too

Greater Noida: The Yotta Data Centre, which is being developed by Mumbai’s Hiranandani Group on 20 acres in Knowledge Park 5, may also store data related to air traffic and ground support of Noida international airport.

Sources said talks were underway with Zurich AG, the concessionaire appointed to develop the airport, regarding the storage of data. The data centre will be developed in two phases and of the total budget of Rs 6,700 crore, Rs 800-1,000 crore is likely to be used to develop the first phase. Once functional, the data centre is expected to generate job opportunities for 100-200 people.

This data centre is being billed as the biggest in the entire country. While most other data centres have a capacity of 40-50MW, the one being developed in Greater Noida has a capacity of 150MW and it will have six inter-connected towers. At 30,000 racks, the storage capacity of this data centre is higher than most others. It is likely to be operational by July next year.

“Today, India is in the middle of a digital boom. Remote working, online learning, especially now during the pandemic, affordable smartphones, and cheap broadband and data plans are some of the factors fuelling India’s data growth. Simultaneously, enterprises are also ramping up their cloud adoption, and the government’s Digital India programme is impacting the country. With the recent data localisation policy and emerging technologies, India is witnessing a surge in data consumption. However, this data needs to be stored, computed, and analysed. This is where there is the need for a robust digital infrastructure in the form of data centres,” said Rohan Sheth, associate vice-president (real estate and commercial) at Yotta Infrastructure Solutions.

01/07/21 Meenakshi Sinha/Times of India

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