On 7th July 2020, Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications, Electronics and informational technology (Meity) inaugurated the World’s 2nd Largest & Asia’s Largest Data Center, ‘Yotta NM1 Data Center’ of Yotta Infrastructure of Hiranandani Group at Panvel data centre park, Mumbai over a virtual platform.
Yotta NM1 is the first of five data centre buildings coming up at the Integrated Yotta Data Center Park.
Government towards Data Centre:
i.To utilise India’s full potential to become a data driven economy, the government is working on bringing investments in building data centres across the nation.
ii.Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance proposed the government to enable the private sectors to build the data centre parks across the nation, in the Union Budget 2020 in February.
NM1 Data Centre:
i.The center can offer a high scale infrastructure which is capable of hosting global cloud, content and Over-the-top(OTT) operators besides the critical applications of the government and other organisations.
ii.The NM1 data centre will occupy one of the five buildings of the 18 acres Panvel park of total capacity of 30000 racks and 210 Megawatt (MW) power.
iii.The NM1 data centre offers 7200 racks and 50 MW of power with 48 hour backup support.
iv.The NM1, Yotta’s largest data centre, received the fault tolerant tier IV certification of the Design Documents Certification from the Uptime Institute, USA.
v.The certification assures that the centre is capable of handling customers applications and workloads despite structural failure.
About Hiranandani Group:
Co-Founder & MD– Niranjan Hiranandani, Surendra Hiranandani
CEO & Managing Partner (Yotta)– Sunil Gupta
Head Office– Mumbai, Maharashtra
About Ministry of Communications and Electronics & Information Technology (Meity):
Minister– Ravi Shankar Prasad
Minister of State– Sanjay Dhotre