NTT Ltd. in India announced the opening of its new hyperscale data centre campus in Navi Mumbai, beginning with the NAV1A data centre.
Hyperscale data centres are considerably larger than enterprise data centres, and they outperform them significantly as well, thanks to the benefits of economies of scale and custom engineering. A hyperscale data centre should have more than 5,000 servers and 10,000 square feet.
The NAV1A data centre will span 400,000 square feet (37,161 m2) (G+8 structure with 1 basement floor) and will be capable of hosting 5,000 racks and supporting over 30MW of IT load. The NAV1 campus in Mahape, Navi Mumbai, is designed to house up to four data centres with a total capacity of 150 MW.
Masaaki Moribayashi, President and Board Director for NTT Ltd. said, “India is one of the fastest growing data center markets in the world today, making it a prominent focus area for NTT Ltd.’s global business. In the wake of the pandemic, and the recent initiatives by the Government of India, especially policies regarding data localization, and digitization of services across different verticals, we’ve witnessed a sharp rise in demand for data centers, cloud, remote-working and cyber security products and services. NTT has invested USD 2 billion to ensure access to world-class, end-to-end infrastructure for India’s digital first economy and this launch in Navi Mumbai is another step in that direction.”
Sharad Sanghi, Managing Director, NTT Ltd. in India, added, “We are happy to launch our new hyperscale data center campus in Mahape. This along with our Chandivali campus gives clients the unique opportunity to plan their IT across multiple availability zones connected by our Data Center Interconnect (DCI) fabric within the Mumbai region. And with the Mumbai landing station for the MISTcable system, connecting Singapore, Myanmar and India, they will be able to leverage NTT’s infrastructure for global connectivity.Our projects are progressing at a fast pace and clients can also look forward to an ‘availability triangle’ in the Mumbai region with hyperscale campuses in Chandivali, Mahape and Airoli. NTT is committed to building the connected future, delivering edge-to-cloud ICT solutions across hosted infrastructure, network, security,collaboration and managed services.”
This brings NTT’s data centre footprint in the country to 12 facilities, totaling more than 2.5 million square feet (232,258 m2) and 220 MW of facility power, solidifying its position as India’s market leader in this segment. This announcement comes on the heels of the opening of a new data centre at its Chandivali campus, India’s first operational hyperscale data centre campus. These are part of the company’s planned USD 2 billion investment in 2020 to scale its infrastructure capacity in order to continue building its One NTT vision.