Gurgaon, 6th February 2024: STT GDC India is the oldest and largest data centre operator in the state of Tamil Nadu and the country. The company currently has close to 45 MW of operational capacity in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. In sync with the massive digital adoption in the country and with Tamil Nadu’s economic pre-eminence and natural advantages, STT GDC India continues to invest in the state as part of its strategic expansion.
Given the potential, STT GDC India has signed an MoU with the Government of Tamil Nadu during the Tamil Nadu Global Investors Meet 2024 signalling up to INR 1900 crores of investment outlook. STT GDC India envisages creating additional data centre capacity of up to 80 MW critical IT load in multiple phases over the next 5 to 7 years across suitable locations in the state.
This MoU reflects the efforts of the government of Tamil Nadu to develop and oversee the growth of advanced data centre facilities in the region and leverage the unique potential of Tamil Nadu, with its advanced state of industrialization and international connectivity, as one of the leading leading data centre hubs in India and the region. The spirit of cooperation between STT GDC India and the Government of Tamil Nadu is expected to drive significant growth in the Data centre space, create incremental employment opportunities, and contribute to the overall development of the state’s digital infrastructure.
Speaking about the collaboration, Sumit Mukhija, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of STT GDC India said “We are excited to partner with the Government of Tamil Nadu to expand our data centre facilities in the state. This MoU represents a significant step towards our commitment to driving economic and social benefits by establishing state-of-the-art data centre infrastructure. We are confident that this collaboration will not only enhance our operational capacity but also contribute to the overall development of the digital infrastructure in Tamil Nadu. Together, we’re laying the groundwork for innovation and progress that will benefit businesses and communities alike”.
STT GDC India’s Chennai data centre network encompasses three facilities, collectively offering over 45 MW IT load capacity. This includes the STT Chennai 2 facility located in its Ambattur campus which stands out as one of India’s largest operational data centres with a sprawling space of over 4 lakh sq. ft. and an impressive 25 MW critical IT load capacity. The Ambattur Campus offers highest levels of redundancy, carrier-neutrality, scalable design, and ability to deliver on most stringent of SLA requirements. The facility is AI infrastructure ready with ability to support very high-density power requirements as well as liquid cooling where required. Adhering to the best global design standards STT GDC India data centres including its Chennai facilities, ensure uninterrupted business critical operations for its customers across sectors while embodying innovation, sustainability, and operational best practices to enable a resilient digital future.
About STT GDC India:
ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (India), a leading co-location data centre services provider in India, is a majority-owned subsidiary of ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, Singapore. The company has been at the forefront of the Indian colocation market for more than two decades with an impeccable record in the design, build and operations of data centres. It currently manages one of the largest white space area, with more than 300MW of critical IT load spread across 28 facilities including facilities under development, across 10 cities in India. The company has a well-diversified portfolio of customers, including many Fortune 500 companies, and holds around 30% market share by revenue. Its mission-critical solutions comprise best-in-class offerings, delivering industry-leading quality of services and uptime to its customers.
Sustainability takes centre stage at STT GDC India through a holistic focus on ESG: Minimization of carbon intensity of business with more than a third of its energy requirements currently sourced from renewable sources. The company is working towards to achieving carbon neutral operations by 2030 across its pan-India portfolio of data centres. This further emphasizes responsible, sustainable and inclusive growth through an active focus on stakeholder engagement across the value chain including local communities, compliance, employee well-being, diversity and inclusion as well as ethical & safe conduct of business.
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