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CtrlS plans to build 6 mn square feet of top grade data centres by 2021

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Hyderbad-based is planning to build six million square feet of tier-4 data centre by 2021 as it looks to capitalise on growth in data usage and proposed data localisation norms.

A tier-4 data centre has 99.995 per cent uptime implying a maximum of 26 minutes downtime in a year.

The company's clients include Flipkart, SBI, Adani Group, etc.

Around six months back, announced to set up 4 million square feet of tier-4 data centres, including a 2 million sq feet hyperscale data centre in and 1 million sq feet of data centre each in and

Tuesday said it will add another 1 million sq feet of data centre in

"CtrlS is investing in hyperscale capacities and will soon emerge as the largest tier-4 globally with a cumulative footprint of 5 million sq feet by 2021," Founder and of CtrlS Datacenters, Sridhar Pinnapureddy, told

He said the impeding personal data protection bill combined with explosion of data due to social media, cloud, e-commerce, digitisation of data, Internet of Things (IoT), etc will require large capacities in and CtrlS is gearing up to address this opportunity.

The company said it will invest Rs 2,000 crore in setting up 4 million sq feet of tier-4 data centres but did not share investment details for the new planned capacity of 1 million sq feet.

"Most of the investments for data expansion will be done through internal accruals while the rest of it would come through debt funding," said.

A tier-4 data centre has 99.995 per cent uptime implying a maximum of 26 minutes downtime in a year. It requires almost double the investment required for a tier-3 data centre, which can have a downtime of up to few hours in a year.

Rao said 5 million sq feet of data centres will need 500 megawatt of power for which the company will deploy to meet the and contain carbon emission.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 07 2019. 15:10 IST
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