Bharti Airtel opens green data center in Mumbai, India

Infotech Lead India: Bharti Airtel has launched its green data center in Mumbai, India.


The Mumbai data center is designed to achieve 1.7- 1.75 PUE enabling it to make it the most energy efficient in India.

The new data center will give the mobile service provider an upper hand in offering collocation, managed hosting, disaster recovery, remote infrastructure management, application and cloud computing irrespective of all verticals in Mumbai.

According to Pike Research, the global market for green data center will grow from $17.1 billion in 2012 to $45.4 billion by 2016. The compound annual rate of growth is almost 28 percent.

Recently, Airtel Nigeria launched its green data center to improve its network and billing services.

According to Ovum, the sustainable data center market will see accelerated growth in 2013 as it becomes more focused on cost-savings, and provides more efficient internal IT delivery methods such as virtualization, software-defined networks (SDNs) and the use of converged infrastructure solutions (so-called cloud-in-a-box).

Drew Kelton, president – Airtel Business, Bharti Airtel, said: “Mumbai is the commercial capital of India and is also one of the world’s top centers of commerce as a result it offers humungous opportunity to provide IT managed and cloud services to enterprise customers.”

With the launch of this facility, Airtel takes another step in moving beyond  its core connectivity services and  into collocation, managed and hosting services and bringing these services closer to its clients in Mumbai.

This is the eighth tier 3+ Data Centre in India.

Indian data center market is undergoing transformation. Recently, Sai Info Systems (SIS) has forayed in into data centers.

IDC predicted that the size of the data center services market will be Rs 10,000 crore by 2011.

Ovum says organizations are looking at getting the best value from their investments, and in 2013 they will therefore be more driven by the desire to reduce costs and improve sustainability.

Due to the rise of the data center infrastructure management (DCIM) market, now referred to as IT financial management, closely linked to the cost and availability of energy, the role of chief sustainability office (CSO) will become more commonplace in organizations.

Though a small market, DCIM will become more widely used in 2013, as its initial drives will be based on costs linked to energy and change. As organizations look more into cost-saving, energy represents a huge percentage of the cost base.

Aparna Mullick
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