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A new feather in the cap of AdaniConneX: Chennai Data Center 1 is now Live! | Rare Techy


Chennai, October 31 (IANS): Infrastructure is core to nation building and the next wave of nation building is on the digital front. AdaniConneX is building a network of data center infrastructure across the country to scale and enhance India’s current digital capabilities in a sustainable manner. Its Chennai 1 Data Center is live now.

AdaniConneX’s expansion strategy is built on three pillars – customers, people, and planet. The company has witnessed exponential growth in recent times and has announced many data center projects across the country.

With integrated terrestrial fiber and global submarine cable connectivity, Chennai has become a major data center hub in the APAC region. The AdaniConneX ‘Chennai 1’ data center with a total capacity of 33MW (IT load) is strategically positioned to support rising demand in the region.

Located in the SIPCOT IT Park for easier access with redundant power and network connectivity – Chennai 1 is one of the largest data center location facilities in the region. Chennai 1 is designed to offer robust protection for IT infrastructure with 7 layers of security systems, with a commitment to provide 99.999 percent availability.

The Chennai 1 data center is being built with a laser focus on sustainability and will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. This facility is also the first IGBC Platinum Rated data center in Tamil Nadu.

The Indian data center market is witnessing significant investment from local and global investors, including hyperscale operators, driven by increased digitization due to Covid-19, government initiatives, and the adoption of AI, IoT, and big data. Various state governments have also launched policies to encourage data center companies.

AdaniConneX is a 50:50 joint venture between Adani Group and EdgeConneX, established with the common objective of developing a 1 GW national data center platform to empower Digital India. Adani Group, as India’s largest private infrastructure and energy provider, and EdgeConneX, a global expert in data center solutions for more than 10 years and 50+ Edge, hyperscale and built-to-suit data centers, truly bring the two worlds together.


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