Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister (CM) of Uttar Pradesh (UP), inaugurated North India’s first hyper-scale data centre, ‘Yotta D1,’ of Yotta Infrastructure Solutions, a new-age digital transformation service provider, at the upcoming Yotta Data Centre Park in Greater Noida, UP.
- The 3,00,000 square feet data centre was built with an investment of around Rs 1,500 crore and operationalized in a record-breaking 20 months.
- A further investment of Rs 5,000 crore will be made in IT equipment, once it is fully operational.
During the occasion, the foundation stone for the upcoming two data centre buildings, Yotta D2 and D3, were also laid.
Note: Yotta Infrastructure Solutions is a fully owned subsidiary of Hiranandani Group.
Yotta D-1: First Pillar of North India’s 5G Revolution
i.The Hiranandani Group’s Data Center Park, which spans 20 acres, will house a total of six data centres.
- The seven-storeyed Yotta D-1 is the first segment of this episode.
ii.Direct fibre connectivity to all major telecom operators will be available from the exclusive Yotta D-1 data centre via 4 different routes.
- It is very helpful for global connectivity as it offers Internet peering exchanges and direct fibre connectivity to and from international cloud operators.
iii.Many other services, such as public cloud services, cyber security, and disaster recovery will also be provided to promote Digital India.
- With 5G and edge data centres rolled out from this centre, consumers will get easy access to videos and banking facilities at a fast pace.
i.Yotta D-1 will boost India’s data storage capacity, which was only 2% up until now, despite the fact that 1.5 billion mobile phones and 650 million internet users in the world are from India using 20 % of data.
- However, India looked for data storage facilities in other countries.
ii.Prior to the implementation of UP’s Data Centre Policy, India’s total storage capacity was only 400 MW (megawatt).
- UP has set a target of 250 MW of storage capacity by 2026, with a Rs 20,000 crore investment.
iii.The data centre will open up new investment opportunities in light of the proposed “Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit 2023.”
i.Four data centre parks are now being established, with a total investment of more than Rs 15,950 crore, in accordance with the Data Centre Policy that was announced in 2021.
- These include two Adani Enterprises Ltd. projects worth Rs. 2414 crore & Rs. 2713 crore, as well as NIDP Developers Pvt Ltd. of the Hiranandani Group (Rs 9134.90 crore) and NTT Global Centers and Cloud Infrastructure India Pvt Ltd. of Japan (Rs 1687 crore).
ii.By 2025, the data analytics industry in India is estimated to reach more than USD 16 billion.
iii.By 2025, the digital economy in India is expected to generate up to USD 1 trillion in economic value.
Yotta Signs MoU with UP Govt to Invest Rs 39,000 Cr in Data Centre Park
Yotta Infrastructure Solutions (Yotta) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Uttar Pradesh to invest Rs 39,000 crore at the inauguration of North India’s first hyper-scale data centre, “Yotta D1.”
- With the investment, a campus for a data centre will be built in Greater Noida, and hardware procurement will be made in phases over the course of 5-7 years.
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About Yotta Infrastructure Solutions:
Co-Founder & CEO – Sunil Gupta
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
Founded – 2019