UP CM Yogi Adityanath Inaugurates India’s First Hyperscale Data Center in Greater Noida

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Greater Noida (01/11/2022): Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath unveiled north India’s first hyperscale data centre Yotta D1 in Greater Noida on Monday. Built at a cost of Rs. 5000 crore and spread over 300,000 square feet, the data centre is set to increase India’s data storage capacity which until now stood at 2% only.

The UP government also signed MoUs worth Rs. 39,000 crore with the Hiranandani Group to be spent on projects in the coming years. Signatories to the MoUs include Arvind Kumar, IIDC and ACS IT & Electronics, Govt of UP, Ritu Maheshwari, CEO, Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority and Akshay Tripathi, MD, UP Electronics Corporation Limited (UPLC).

Speaking at the inauguration of the hyperscale data centre, CM Adityanath said: “The north India’s first data center will give momentum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India movement. The data center will increase data storage capacity of the country, which until now stood at two percent only despite the fact that 1.5 billion mobile phone and 650 million internet users in the world are from India using 20 percent of data. Yet for storage of data, we had to look for centers abroad.”

Furthermore, the CM also stated that technology and talented youngsters of India, who have been extremely crucial in bringing about digital revolution across the world, will play an important role in bringing PM’s goal of self-reliance to fruition as well as making India a $5 trillion economy if all the facilities and resources are available to them here.

Darshan Hiranandani, Co-founder and chairman of Yotta infrastructure, said “India is already to create up to $ 1 trillion of economic value from the digital economy by 2025, and north India is already a prefered destination for Fortune 500 companies. Recognizing the region’s potential and underserved data center demand has made continued investments in setting up the Greater Noida data center park, laying a robust foundation for Digital India’s growth story. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken many progressive in including Uttar Pradesh’s dedicated data center policy, to propel the state’s economic growth. Yotta DI will strengthen the region’s digitisation roadmap.”

Yogi also expressed that Gautam Buddh Nagar had become a major investment destination in the country in recent times and boasts a very capable workforce in the IT sector.

The seven-storey Yotta D1 is the first one out of 6 data centers that have been planned in the data center park. Designed in accordance with international quality standards, the data centre offers direct connectivity to all major data operators from 4 different routes. It is all set to serve as the first pillar of India’s 5G revolution. The data centre will also be equipped with other important services including public cloud service, cyber security, and disaster recovery to support Digital India. Backed by 50 MW worth or power and 48 hours worth of power backup, the data centre boasts state-of-the-art technology to ensure that thousands of millions of servers, storage and networks, and the digital applications and content running on them are effortlessly accessible to consumers with security.

Hiranandani said: “Yotta remains committed to playing its role in India’s mission by building world-class data centers and supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a $1 trillion digital economy by 2025.”

According to reports, India’s data analytics industry is estimated to reach more than $16 billion by 2025. Consequently, the UP government is laser-focused on promoting investment in data centre infrastructure. Data Centre Policy was notified in 2021 under which the work of establishing 4 data centre parks by various investors is currently ongoing with an investment of more than Rs. 15,950 crore.

Sunil Gupta, Co-founder & CEO, Yotta Infrastructure expressed, “We are delighted to launch DI — the first state-of-the-art data center in the region. Serving as North India’s gateway to the Digital World will cater to the full spectrum of digital transformation needs with an elaborate portfolio of solutions at datacenter colocation services, network and connectivity internet peering, public and hybrid multi-cloud professionally managed IT services, IT security and smart cybersecurity, and a host of application modernization.”

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