Japan-based global data centre and telecommunications company NTT has outlined plans to invest Rs 2,000 crore in a hyperscale data centre in Kolkata over the next few years, said Shekhar Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, NTT Global Data Centers & Cloud Infrastructure India and NTT Communications India on February 13. This investment is part of the ongoing $2.5 billion total investment plan of the company in India announced about two years ago.
NTT Limited shared plans to build three data centres in Kolkata with a cumulative capacity of 25MW IT load; the first building will be on ground in 12-15 months, said Sharma. At the groundbreaking ceremony of NTT Data Centre Campus at Silicon Valley, he added that the facility is the company’s humble start for an important milestone. The campus on a 7.5-acre land would spread over 600,000 sq ft. The first data centre facility on the campus would be spread over 100,000 sq ft and have a capacity of 9MW facility load and 6 MW IT load.
NTT’s existing data centre capacity in India stands at 230 MW of operational load, spread over 2.1 million sq ft across 12 facilities in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi NCR and Chennai. The company is expanding its data centre capacity to more than 1,500MW of critical IT load, including planned capacities, in over 20 countries.