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STT GDC India opens 15th data centre facility

BENGALURU: STT GDC India has opened its 15th data centre facility in the country as part of its multi-megawatt capacity expansion plan. The 18 megawatt facility, the third one in Bengaluru, is spread over 400,000 sq.ft.

The company, a joint venture between Singapore’s ST Telemedia Global Data Centres and Tata Communications, said the expansion is aimed to tap the opportunity in India with growth of digital economy in India.

This expansion adds up to 15 data centres under STT GDC India’s ownership and management, and increases the power capacity to more than 90 megawatt of critical IT load across eight cities, further strengthening its market-leading position, said the company.

“We have been growing faster than the market. We are fully convinced about the digital economy in India and the scope it has to offer. After this facility in Bengaluru, by March 2020, we are going to announce our new data centres in Pune and Chennai. They will together add 50 megawatt facilities,” said Sumit Mukhija, chief executive officer, STT GDC India.

Mukhija said Bengaluru, as a hub for technology companies, would offer ample opportunity for growth.

“Bengaluru is a hub for many start-ups as well as technology services, e-Commerce, Biotech, and Fintech entities. As the IT city’s largest operational data centre, I am excited to announce that STT Bengaluru DC-3, which is designed to strengthen the backbone infrastructure of the nation’s Silicon Valley,” he said.

Source: Economic Times