Tulip Telecom Ties up with IBM and Schnabel to Build India’s Largest Data Center in Bengaluru



Tulip Telecom announced that it selected IBM as its strategic partner and Schnabel,  as a peer review consultant to help to build India‘s largest and the world’s third largest data center in Bengaluru.



As per the contract, IBM will provide design consultancy services for overall data center space along with turnkey execution to build the first phase of the data center. These services will cover a range of data center technologies including power, cooling, rack layout, chillers, UPS/DG sets and more.



Being a specialized and vendor-independent data center planning and engineering consultant, Schnabel  will do peer review consulting with Tulip on the data center build. This is the company’s fifth data centre in the country (after one each in Delhi and Bengaluru and two in Mumbai) providing a combined space of approximately 10 lakh sq.ft across all data centers.



Having world leaders like IBM and Schnabel as consulting partners, will enable us to further enhance the enterprise data services experience for our customers who are not only based in India but also outside the country. Tulip will work with its partners to improve efficiency, reduce costs and boost security, thus ensuring that Tulip’s solutions match the highest quality standards in the enterprise services domain that are available in the world today”, said Sanjay Jain, CEO, Tulip Telecom.



The new data center is being built to meet rising customer requirements from across the world. Tulip currently offers for co-location, managed hosting, data storage and a suite of other complementary services including managed security services and storage to its customers through its five data centers.  Given the immense potential of the data center market in India and the fast rate of  growth in this space, Tulip through its wholly owned subsidiary company acquired SADA IT Parks facility spread across 9,00,000 sq ft earlier this year for Rs 230 crore.  The data center will be built with an approximate investment of Rs. 900 crore spread over 3 years.



The data centre will be highly resilient and have the environmental protection advantages of IBM’s industry-leading data centre design characterized by energy efficiency, green technologies, scalability and the latest power and cooling technologies. Also IBM will build Tulip’s data center as a turnkey System Integrator to ensure that design objectives of energy efficiency and scalability are achieved”, said, Ashish Kumar, GM, IBM Global Technology Services, India/ South Asia.



By TelecomLead.com Team

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