NTT Data Centre’s are Future-Ready

Torbit - February 29, 2024 - - 0 |

As part of NTT Data, a USD 30 billion IT services provider , its Indian arm- NTT Limited with 18 data centres having a combined load of 268 MW is a market leader in the over 1000 MW domestic data center and cloud segment.It has recently announced the launch of its new data center campus, Noida 2 and the opening of its first data centre.

Buoyed by the progressive policies of the Indian government, NTT Limited is embarking on expanding its India footprint . Shekhar Sharma, CEO & MD NTT GDC India & NTT Com India Network Services, talks about their data centre journey in India, factors fuelling data centre growth and their business expansion plans. Excerpts        Vinod Behl

On the  Key  Features of the  Noida 2 Data Center 

The launch of our new data center campus in Noida supporting 22.4 MW of IT load over an area of 300,000 sq ft is an important milestone in our growth journey in India. Spanning six acres , the campus will support a planned capacity of 52.8 MW critical load in two data centres. The clients will now be able to access trusted data center services from an inter-connected campus. This is the first data centre campus in India to incorporate seismic dampers, ensuring uninterrupted operations.

Our Noida campus has a great location advantage. The IT hub of Noida connects seamlessly to national and global data highways. With a tech-savvy population and booming digital ecosystem, hosting data in Noida positions businesses to capitalize on the country’s rapid shift towards  a digital future. Further, with Noida’s state-of-the-art data centers having advanced disaster -recovery capabilities like seismic dampers, the data becomes secure and accessible even during unforeseen events,thereby  safeguarding business operations. The companies can leverage cutting-edge cloud solutions to embrace scalability, flexibility and cost-efficiency.

On the USP of NTT Data Centers in India 

NTT offers tailored infra and ensures consistent best practices in design and operations across all its secure , scalable, customizable data centers. It supports organizations with its platform-delivered infra services. It lays the foundation for the organization’s edge-to-cloud networking ecosystem , simplifying the complexity of their workloads across multi-cloud environments and innovating at the edge of their IT environment where networks, cloud and applications converge.

On  Leveraging Technology 

NTT  data centers are future- ready. We combine global and local knowledge and expertise. Innovation gives us an edge and sets us apart. We make investments in seismic technology. We have resilient building designs for earthquake resistance. Our centers promise uninterrupted functioning, safety, accessibility in most-difficult situations.

As our data centers are AI-friendly, they have the advantage of interconnectedness. Through  interconnectedness campuses, clients can plan their infrastructure for immediate requirements and the ability to scale up  to match future growth needs-All this is supported by NTT’s full- stack managed services portfolio.

On Demand Drivers for Data Center Growth in India ?

The government’s data-center-friendly policies to boost digital infra like adoption of 5G and Digital Personal Data Protection Act (DPDP) 2023- a comprehensive framework for personal data protection are driving data centre growth in India. Besides, AI and ML are aiding the data center business. The aggressive rollout of the 5G network across the country will enhance data center speed, in turn driving the growth of data centers in India.

On  Growth Prospects of Data Centers in India  and  NTT’s Business Expansion Plans 

The  demand for data centers is growing rapidly from several sectors including cloud services, e-commerce, gaming, public services, big data and artificial intelligence. India is a high priority market for us. As such, we have drawn  a roadmap for expansion. The company had recently made an announcement to invest over USD 2.5 billion over the next 5 years. As part of our expansion plan, three more data centers are under construction  in Kolkata, Lucknow and Pune which together will add another 2.5 msf of data center space with over280 MW load within the next two years.We have the capacity to double our footprint.

My Inner Voice 3 March 2024

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