Colt Data Centre Services enters in Mumbai with its hyper-scale data centre

Colt Data Centre Services (DCS), a Fidelity owned company announced on Tuesday that they are planning to build a 100MW IT hyper-scale data centre facility in Mumbai.

The company has successfully acquired a land to fulfill its strategic decision to expand into India because of the substantial customer demand it has received in data centre space and thriving cloud computing in India.

Mumbai has been identified as the ideal location for Colt DCS’ entry in India. The city has 35 data centres, according to a report by CBRE, a South Asia, a real estate consulting firm.

“With half of the total population in India under the age of 25, the new generation of digitally savvy individuals is creating a huge data footprint in the region. As data consumption continues to rise at an exponential rate, more businesses and consumers are demanding a reliable data and network infrastructure to deliver fast connectivity and on-demand services. Colt DCS will play a key role in providing the data centre infrastructure to enable this through its investment in Mumbai,” said Detlef Spang, CEO at Colt DCS.

The 100MW facility will be part of a campus style development which will allow the company to build out further data centres within the same location. To facilitate a rapid delivery of the site, it has already secured a substantial super high-voltage power supply of 150MVA utility feed to the site.

The campus will allow for larger deployment of cloud computing services, and help Indian authorities and businesses to grow and expand in the region in line with the Digital India campaign.

Construction work is expected to commence in 2019 for completion in the second half of 2020.

“We are tremendously excited to be part of the digital transformation journey in India. The country is a hot spot of digital innovation, and there is a hugely unique opportunity for us to be the very first western data centre provider to enable the delivery of [cloud computing and services] across India, this is huge milestone for the organisation and a very exciting point in time for the expansion of our business,” Spang added.

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