The future-ready facilities to come up at Mumbai and Pune to serve the growing demand for secure data center services
NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) today said that its subsidiary Nxtra Data Limited (“Nxtra”) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation for setting up two new data centre campuses in the state. The new facilities will come up at Mumbai and Pune respectively.
Nxtra by Airtel offers secure data center services to leading Indian and global enterprises, hyperscalers, start-ups, SMEs, and governments. Nxtra’s nation-wide portfolio of 10 large data centers and more than 120 edge data centers provide customers with co-location services, cloud infrastructure, managed hosting, data backup, disaster recovery, and remote infrastructure management.
The company already operates two large data centers in Maharashtra. In addition, it has multiple Edge data centers across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nagpur & Kolhapur.
India is witnessing a considerable surge in demand for secure data centers driven by the digital transformation of businesses, consumer demand for digital services, and data localization requirements. Recently, The Caryle Group through its entities announced an investment of USD 235 mn for a 25% stake in Nxtra at a post-money valuation of USD 1.2 bn. Nxtra will use the proceeds from this transaction to continue scaling up its infrastructure and offerings across India.
Rajesh Tapadia, CEO – Nxtra Data said: “We are on a mission to support the growth of India’s digital ecosystem with state-of-the-art and highly secure data center infrastructure. We are delighted to add to our footprint in Maharashtra as part of our nationwide expansion plans to serve the evolving requirements of digital India.”
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