Nxtra by Airtel, the data center subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, has launched its data center park in Chennai.
This is Nxtra by Airtel’s third large data center in Chennai. The 38 MW LEED certified facility is spread over 270,000 sq.ft. Airtel’s new data center is is integrated with Airtel’s global submarine cable network, thereby, providing an end-to-end secure connectivity solution to hyperscalers.
“This is a major milestone in our journey as we scale up aggressively to serve the emerging digital India opportunity. Chennai, with its strategic location and access to cable landing stations, has the potential to become a regional data center hub for South Asia,” Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO, Airtel Business said in a statement.
Nxtra by Airtel now operates the largest network of data centers in India with 11 hyperscale and 120 edge data centers and manages critical submarine landing stations.
The Indian data centre industry is expected more than double its installed capacity from an approximate 450 MW to 1074 MW by 2023.
Nxtra by Airtel will invest Rs 5000 crores by 2025 to increase its capacity by 3X to over 400 MW. This will include setting up hyperscale data center parks in key metro cities. Nxtra by Airtel is already scaling up use of green energy for its data centres and aims to source 50 percent of the power requirements of these centres through renewable sources.