KOCHI: Kerala has signed an agreement with the leading hyper scale data platform RackBank Datacenters Private Limited (RBDC) to set up a mega data park at the Infopark in Cherthala, at an investment of about Rs 1,000 crore.
The MoU on the project, which comes in tandem with the digital summit #Future held last year, was signed on Tuesday between Hrishikesh Nair, CEO, Infopark Kochi, and Anil Reddy, chairman, RBDC Pvt Ltd. in the presence of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Commenting on the MoU, Pinarayi Vijayan said, “This is going to be a great boost for the IT industry in Kerala as there is a need to have world class data centre facilities to meet the growing demands.”
State’s high power IT committee chairman and Infosys co-founder, S D Shibulal, is instrumental in bringing RB to the state with such a mega project, as part of the global connect organized in the US as follow-up of #Future.
Hrishikesh Nair said: “We are witnessing some innovative works based out of IT parks and RBDC will be a great boost for the local talent in and around Kochi and Alappuzha. Apart from setting up data centres to host enterprise infrastructure, RBDC also plans to set up disaster recovery facility for companies in case of data threat due to natural disasters.”
“RB is proud to be investing in Kerala and in its endeavors to support modern technology and innovation not only to make Kerala a state of choice for development but also to provide and merge emerging technologies to connect the globe and showcase the state,” said Anil Reddy.
Founded in 2013, RBDC is a datacenter platform serving cloud, content and large enterprise customers across India, Europe and USA. RB is now progressing towards construction of hyper-scale datacenters (HDCs) to address the business needs of the cloud providers, global enterprises and providing world class data centers to meet the growing demands of the Indian market.
Source: Economic Times