The proposed data centre, construction for which will begin shortly, will be fully operational in the next two years. It will have a potential of up to 20 MW with further scope of expansion. The Government of Karnataka will aid this development by facilitating required permissions, registrations, approvals, and clearances.
“Digital transformation in India continues to accelerate with support from the government’s ‘Digital India’ program. Web Werks’ Bangalore data centre will cater to the increasing demand from hyperscalers and enterprises,” said Nikhil Rathi, chief executive officer at Web Werks Data Centers. “We look forward to providing our new customers in South India with highly reliable and scalable solutions combining hosted infrastructure, cloud on-ramp, network, and security. The addition of this data centre is part of our national expansion.”
Web Werks has already shortlisted a few land parcels in Bengaluru and is currently in talks to acquire the same on an outright basis.
According to the data centre map, Bengaluru is an emerging data centre market that has been witnessing rising demand for data-driven services, cloud, colocation, and captive IT infrastructures. But in terms of supply, India’s Silicon Valley remains an underserved market.
Web Werks currently operates three Tier III, carrier-neutral.
data centres in Mumbai, Pune and Delhi NCR with a combined footprint capability of 2.25 lakh square feet. In March, the company acquired a land parcel in Rabale locality of Navi Mumbai to develop a standalone purpose-built greenfield data centre with an investment of Rs 400 crore. Web Werks already has an operational data centre nearby.
Earlier this year, the company entered into a strategic relationship with Boston-based Iron Mountain Inc. that will invest $150 million primary equity into Web Werks over the next two years. This transaction will allow Web Werks to accelerate its expansion across different Indian cities. The company provides its clients access to more than 18 data centre facilities across India, Asia Pacific, the United States and Europe.
Data centres in India are emerging as the most attractive growth opportunity for global institutional investors and leading developers. Investments are flowing into the data centre markets, with multiple new markets created simultaneously, along with the rapid development of campus sizes found in the most established global cities.