Data Cen­ters: Up­ping the Ante

Pro­pelled by dig­i­tal­iza­tion, the In­dian data cen­ter mar­ket is likely to touch $4.5 bil­lion mark by 2018 from $2.2 bil­lion cur­rently, ac­cord­ing to Gart­ner

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In the APAC re­gion, India is the sec­ond-fastest grow­ing mar­ket, with the Gov­ern­ment’s Dig­i­tal India cam­paign and the ris­ing pro­lif­er­a­tion of data and dig­i­tal in­tel­li­gent de­vices driv­ing the growth in the data cen­ter mar­ket.

There are two mod­els for data cen­ters: colo­ca­tion ser­vices (cap­tive model) and man­aged host­ing ser­vices (out­sourced model). These days a lot of data cen­ters pre­fer out­sourced model as no capex, op­er­a­tional costs are re­quired for run­ning them.

We ze­roed in on some of the prom­i­nent data cen­ter or­ga­ni­za­tions in India:

Net­magic So­lu­tions: The com­pany is dubbed as the lead­ing man­aged host­ing and cloud ser­vices provider. Net­magic, which is a part of NTT Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, has over 150 data cen­ters all over the world. The com­pany claims to have mul­ti­level se­cu­rity sys­tems and top of the line FM-200 fire de­tec­tion, alarm and sup­pres­sion sys­tems. Net­magic pro­vides so­lu­tions for ap­pli­ca­tions run­ning on-premise cap­tive DC, a third-party hosted/co-lo­cated pri­vate cloud, third party pub­lic clouds, or a com­bi­na­tion of any of the above.

Set up in 2000, it man­ages IT in­fra­struc­ture for over 2,000 en­ter­prise cus­tomers with more than 10,000 de­vices un­der man­age­ment and eight world-class data cen­ters in Chennai, Bengaluru, Mum­bai and Noida (Delhi).

CtrlS Dat­a­cen­ter: CtrlS’ Mum­bai data cen­ter is Asia’s largest and India’s only Tier 4 data cen­ter. Be­sides, its data cen­ters are lo­cated in Hyderabad and Delhi. The com­pany claims to have the high­est rat­ing for a data cen­ter with re­spect to se­cu­rity, per­for­mance, dis­as­ter man­age­ment and server up­time.

Com­pli­ant with ISO 20000-1, ISO 27001 and ISO 22301, CtrlS also keeps an eye to make green data cen­ters. Global tele­com ma­jors, top In­dian lenders and multi­na­tional con­glom­er­ates form some of its cus­tomer base.


The com­plete ICT so­lu­tions and ser­vices com­pany Sify turned out to be the first com­pany to set up its own data cen­ter in India. Its tele­com net­work to­day con­nects 43 data cen­ters all over the coun­try, in­clud­ing Sify’s 6 Tier-3 data cen­ters in the cities of Chennai, Mum­bai, Delhi and Bengaluru.

It has over 3,000 en­ter­prise level clients from de­part­ments of bank­ing, fi­nance, telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion and in­sur­ance. The data cen­ter and cloud ser­vices help to bring IT in­fra­struc­ture, op­er­a­tions, stor­age and man­age­ment un­der one roof.

Re­liance Data Cen­ter: Re­liance Data Cen­ter is a part of Re­liance Com­mu­ni­ca­tions. The data cen­ter spreads across 6,50,000 square feet of host­ing space and owns and op­er­ates nine level three data cen­ters at mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions.

It owns nine In­ter­net dat­a­cen­ters and has a to­tal host­ing space of around 2,56,000 sq. ft. At present, Re­liance man­ages over 25,000 servers on a daily ba­sis and has 350 fire­walls.

These data cen­ters are across 52 other coun­tries, in­clud­ing US, UK Mid-East and Asia Pa­cific through flag Tele­com.


A green field data cen­ter com­pany, Pi of­fers cus­tom­ized so­lu­tions with in­fra­struc­ture as a ser­vice, plat­form as a ser­vice, dis­as­ter re­cov­ery as a ser­vice and host of other cloud enabled prod­uct and ser­vices.

It is in the process of de­vel­op­ing a mod­u­lar 5 lakh square feet built ar­eas, tier 4 data cen­ter, span­ning across 10 acres at Am­ra­vati in Andhra Pradesh

The Amar­a­vati data cen­ter would be the first Soft­ware De­fined Strate­gic Data Cen­ter (SDDC) glob­ally that would use open stack vir­tu­al­iza­tion frame­work to de­liver com­put­ing, stor­age, and net­work­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.


BSNL-SIS dat­a­cen­ter Hyderabad was set up to form four dis­as­ter equipped data cen­ters in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Cochin, Cherthala and Hyderabad.

It of­fers colo­ca­tion ser­vices, host­ing, man­aged host­ing, cloud com­put­ing and has the ex­per­tise to de­velop cus­tomer’s own IDC.

All its data cen­ters are Tier III and TIA 942 cer­ti­fied and are in ac­cor­dance with ISO 20001 and ISO 27001 pro­to­cols.

The data cen­ters come em­bed­ded with pre-ac­tion Dry Pipe fire sup­pres­sion sys­tem with com­puter con­trolled early smoke de­tec­tion mon­i­tor­ing.


GPX Global Sys­tems was set up in Au­gust 2002, with the ob­jec­tive to de­sign, own, and op­er­ate car­rier neu­tral In­ter­net Data Cen­tres (IDCs) in mar­kets of the Mid­dle East North Africa (MENA) and South Asia re­gions.

It of­fers so­phis­ti­cated so­lu­tions to keep hack­ers at bay. All the data cen­ters are in­stalled with FM 200 fire sup­pres­sion sys­tems.

GPX of­fers Up­time In­sti­tute cer­ti­fied Tier4 de­sign in­fras­truc­tures and en­vi­ron­ments along with ‘true’ car­rier neu­tral­ity in Mum­bai.


Es­tab­lished in 1996, Web Werks of­fers backup stor­age so­lu­tions, dis­as­ter re­cov­ery ser­vices, work area re­cov­ery, CDN ser­vices, etc.

The com­pany has inked deals with over 1,000 com­pa­nies glob­ally to of­fer ser­vices that could help en­ter­prises build, de­velop and up­keep their pres­ence on the web world.

Web Werks’ data cen­ters banks upon se­cu­rity and re­li­a­bil­ity. They of­fer their cus­tomers to choose from their five host­ing ser­vices. The data cen­ters claims to pro­vide 99.9% server up­time. Its two data cen­ters are lo­cated in Mum­bai and the third one is in Pune.

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