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CtrlS Makes Aggressive Forays Into Datacenter Space


CtrlS has launched Bengaluru’s 1st Tier-4 datacentre (also certified as World’s 1st LEED Platinum certified Green datacentre) in Bengaluru’s Electronic City. The CtrlS Tier4 datacentre, which will provide mission-critical datacentre services to India’s leading internet, banking, insurance, and other clients.

Priyank Kharge, Minister for IT, BT, and S&T, government of Karnataka spoke at the launch, and said, “I’m happy that CtrlS latest datacenter is being situated in Bengaluru. Our city, which is already the leader in software services is also fast becoming a hub for global organizations and I’m sure the CtrlS datacenter will be the start of an ecosystem.”

As Internet use expands across the country, and as more and more users adopt to mobile internet and content creation, the requirements for an “always-on” datacentre is even more keenly felt. Organisations such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media providers will need to ensure 0% downtime for their services. Similarly, with growing e-commerce and online payments for products and services, including mobile apps and websites, a reliable, robust infrastructure  ecosystem is desired combined with highest uptime SLA and robust security.

CtrlS, with its robust network ecosystem, internet connectivity, and own infrastructure including dark-fibre assets, peering, and private internet exchange, provides exactly that. The company powers 15 of the Fortune 500 Global Multinationals, 25 of the ET 500 companies in India including major banks, insurance companies, telecom players, ecommerce, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, logistics.

The Tier-4 datacentre in Bengaluru will serve the country’s banking, insurance, e-commerce, internet organisations and other business enterprises running mission critical applications requiring 100% uptime and military grade security. Further, the new Bangalore Datacentre is the First LEED Platinum datacenter in the world certified by GBCI (under LEED v4 O+M). This green building generates its power requirement using solar and other sustainable sources.

Sridhar Pinnapureddy Chairman and Managing Director of CtrlS, commented on the green-certification of CtrlS, and said “Our Datacenter has been awarded a Platinum LEED certificate by the US Green Building Council, making it The only Datacenter in the world to receive such certification. We will continue to innovate and ensure our business is both profitable and environmentally sustainable.”

An investment of Rs 1,200 crore has been earmarked for setting up new datacenters, investment in R&D and upgrading infrastructure across the companies five data centres. Speaking at the launch, Margaret Anderson, Senior VP of SAP, said, “For SAP, data security is mission critical. The choice of datacenter is not easily taken. We’re very thrilled to work with CtrlS; they meet our every need and satisfy our very stringent standards.”

Prakash Mallya, MD- South Asia, Intel said, “The amount of data generated in India is more than anywhere in the world. This is a collective challenge that is being addressed by service providers such as CtrlS and solutions like this make possible a lot of data innovation and AI Solutions.”

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