Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) announced its entry into the Indian data center market with its sizable investment in Mumbai in November 2018. Now, Colt DCS has opened its new 100MW hyper-scale data center in Mumbai at a ground-breaking ceremony. The facility set is powered by renewable energy. According to the company, the data center will be used to help international enterprises scale up their businesses globally.
A key role in Mumbai
Financial services, e-commerce, telecom, and manufacturing are the key industries in Mumbai, in recent years.
“India is going through an unprecedented growth in mobile internet and data consumption, and we have a unique opportunity to support this rapid digital transformation. Data consumption is rising at an exponential rate, with many businesses and consumers demanding a reliable data and network infrastructure. Colt DCS will play a key role in offering services to deliver fast connectivity and on-demand services.”
said Niclas Sanfridsson, CEO, Colt DCS.
Colt DCS will support various digital initiatives, like Smart Cities and Digital India, driven by the Indian government, thanks to the new Mumbai data center. If India’s speculated personal data protection bill passes through, it is also expected to drive further demand for data storage capabilities.
Sujeet Deshpande, Country Head in India at Colt DCS said in recent years, there are more cloud service providers from around the world expanding into India, driving further demand for hyper-scale data centers. Sujeet Deshpande said:
“This is a very positive outlook for the Indian economy, and we are here to help both international and local businesses scale to their full potential. Our Mumbai facility is designed and built to the specification of hyperscalers worldwide, and our team of experts is experienced in working with global brands, but also have a solid understanding of the local market to provide the best of both worlds for our customers.”