India’s biggest data centre will come up in Hyderabad, Telangana Information Technology Minister K. T. Rama Rao announced on Wednesday.
He told reporters that the state government is trying to find an anchor for the data centre campus.
The state will also unveil in next three months four supportive sectoral policies – cyber security, data analytics, data centre and open data.
KTR, as the minister is popularly known, said the centre was planned in view of the global trend of countries keeping data generated in their respective territories with themselves.
The minister said he already held talks with few companies in the US. A meeting will be held soon in Delhi. “We are hopeful of finding an anchor soon,” he added.
He said if the data centre comes up, vertical and horizontal integration will throw up many opportunities.
“The centre will require hardware manufacturing like servers. It will also contribute to sectors cyber security and data analytics,” he said.
KTR also announced that VLSI design centre would also be set up in Hyderabad this year. This will be first such facility in the country.
AMD has agreed to be a partner in VLSI design centre. He said they were holding talks with various companies. All major companies are expected to be part of this unique centre.