CtrlS announced its plans to set up world’s largest tier-4 datacentre footprint in India by 2020 with an investment of Rs 2,000 crore, according to BT.
The company plans to set up 150-megawatt hyperscale datacentre in Hyderabad that will spread across two million square feet, a 100 MW similar facility in Mumbai and a 70 MW set-up in Chennai – spread over around a million square feet each, explained CtrlS Datacenters, founder and CEO, Sridhar Pinnapureddy.
“The demand for data storage has boomed in the country and data localization is also creating a huge demand for a hyperscale datacentre in India. We will start building a new tier-4 datacentre in Mumbai from March, Hyderabad facility from around May-June and Chennai in the last quarter of 2019. Total investment will be around Rs 2,000 crore. All the data centres will be functional in 2020,” Pinnapureddy said.
Tier-4 datacentres have assured 99.995 percent uptime implying a maximum of 26 minutes downtime in a year. It requires almost double the investment done in a tier-3 data centre, which can have downtime of up to few hours in a year.
Further, Pinnapureddy said the firm will fund its expansion mostly from internal accruals and partly with debt funding.
“With the addition of around 4 million square feet, CtrlS will emerge as World’s largest Tier-4 datacentre entity to cater to need of emerging technologies. World’s 90 percent data has been generated in last 1,000 days. This part Indian data localization policy will lead to the large growth of data in India as most of the overseas companies operating in banking,” Pinnapureddy said.
The company already has 1 million square feet datacentres, which includes two tier-4 facilities in Mumbai, two tier-4 in Hyderabad, one tier-4 in Noida and a tier-3 datacenter in Chennai.
“The largest Tier-4 player would have a footprint of approximately one million square feet. However, CtrlS will soon enjoy a cumulative footprint of five million Tier-4 datacenter space spread across 10 datacenters in India – thereby emerging as the world’s largest tier-4 datacenter,” said CtrlS Datacenters, VP-marketing, B S Rao.
He also said that CtrlS currently serves 20 of the Fortune 100 global multi-national companies.