Major joint venture to bring two new data centres to Chennai

Major joint venture to bring two new data centres to Chennai

Two new data centres will support growing hyperscale and enterprise demand in India’s Chennai region, according to the partners in a major joint venture.

Web Werks, which has put together an extensive range of colocation and hosting services, and Iron Mountain, which offers  innovative storage, data centre infrastructure, asset lifecycle management and information management services, have acquired a four-acre parcel of land in Ambattur, Chennai to house the two new data centres, CHE-1 and CHE-2.

The two data centres will be built to Tier III standards and will support 36 megawatts of IT load, further enhancing the rapidly growing pan-India footprint of the Web Werks – Iron Mountain Data Centres joint venture, which will support more than 90 megawatts of new development across the key markets of Pune, Bangalore, Noida, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

Chennai, the company says, is emerging as one of India’s fastest-growing data centre markets due to its strong interconnection with Singapore and the rest of Asia, its surplus of power, its connectivity to landlocked cities and its ideal geographic location for a disaster recovery site. The region also has a robust ecosystem of cloud service providers, network fabrics and multiple subsea cable landing stations.

Nikhil Rathi, Founder and CEO of Web Werks Data Centres, explains: “Data centre ecosystems require submarine cables, local consumption and internet traffic to proliferate. Chennai is a desired location for data centres for those reasons plus ample land, power and connectivity options.” He continues: “Located at a geographic high point, Ambattur is not prone to floods and is away from the typically crowded IT corridor.”


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