Adani Group establishes a data center in Chennai

Adani Group

The Gautam Adani-led group has announced the opening of its Chennai hyper scale data center in an effort to gain a share of one of the world’s fastest-growing data center markets. AdaniConneX, a joint venture between Adani Enterprises and EdgeConneX, announced the opening of the ‘Chennai 1’ hyperscale data center campus powered by renewable energy.

“In Phase 1, the campus offers 17 MW (IT Load) that will scale up to 33 MW (IT Load) at full capacity,” according to the statement.

Tamil Nadu’s first pre-certified IGBC Platinum Rated data center is located on the ‘Chennai 1’ campus. The facility will also be powered entirely by renewable energy, providing enterprises and hyperscale customers with sustainable energy options.

“As one of the region’s most advanced colocation campuses, ‘Chennai 1’ is designed to offer robust physical protection to IT Infrastructure with seven layers of security and a commitment to providing 99.999 per cent availability,” it said.

India has one of the world’s fastest-growing data center markets. The current data center capacity of approximately 600 MW is expected to increase to approximately 1,300 MW by 2024.

“AdaniConneX is investing capital into the joint venture over the next decade with a mission to build over 1 GW Green Data Centre platform to address the growing need for reliable IT infrastructure,” the statement said.

In addition to Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Pune, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Vizag, AdaniConneX is constructing hyper-scale campuses in other major cities.

AdaniConneX is also building distributed Edge Data Centres and friar Edge facilities in Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, relying heavily on renewable energy sources to bring cloud, content, and data closer to customers.

EdgeConneX is a large private data center operator.

“We are seeing tremendous growth in data generation and consumption in India, which is driving the demand for a dependable, automated, and long-term digital infrastructure. Our mission with our pan-India data center platform is to enable India’s next phase of digital growth, with a focus on sustainability and energy management “said AdaniConnex CEO Jeyakumar Janakaraj.