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NTT launches hyperscale data centre park in Navi Mumbai

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NTT has opened a new hyperscale data centre campus in Mahape, Navi Mumbai with the unveiling of its first facility – NAV1A.

The NAV1 campus has scope for up to four data centres, totalling up to 150 MW of facility load. NAV1A comprises 400,000 sqft with capacity to host 5,000 racks and support over 30 MW of IT load.

NAV1A will utilise alternative cooling solutions including liquid immersion cooling and direct contact liquid cooling. NTT has also built a solar power plant in Solapur, Maharashtra and a wind and solar energy plant in Karnataka as part of a move towards the usage of clean energy.

With this new data centre, NTT now has 12 facilities across India, offering over 2.5 million sqft of space and 220 MW of power – with its Chandivali campus recently going live as India’s first operational hyperscale data centre campus, the company said.

The expansion forms part of NTT’s $2 billion investment earmarked in 2020 for scaling its infrastructure capacity to enable it to continue building its One NTT vision.

Masaaki Moribayashi, President and Board Director for NTT said, “India is one of the fastest growing data centre markets in the world today, making it a prominent focus area for NTT Ltd.’s global business. In the wake of the pandemic, and the recent initiatives by the Government of India, especially policies regarding data localisation, and digitisation of services across different verticals, we’ve witnessed a sharp rise in demand for data centres, cloud, remote-working and cyber security products and services. NTT has invested USD 2 billion to ensure access to world-class, end-to-end infrastructure for India’s digital first economy and this launch in Navi Mumbai is another step in that direction.”

Sharad Sanghi, Managing Director, NTT in India, added, “We are happy to launch our new hyperscale data centre campus in Mahape. This along with our Chandivali campus gives clients the unique opportunity to plan their IT across multiple availability zones connected by our Data Centre Interconnect (DCI) fabric within the Mumbai region. And with the Mumbai landing station for the MIST cable system, connecting Singapore, Myanmar and India, they will be able to leverage NTT’s infrastructure for global connectivity. Our projects are progressing at a fast pace and clients can also look forward to an ‘availability triangle’ in the Mumbai region with hyperscale campuses in Chandivali, Mahape and Airoli. NTT is committed to building the connected future, delivering edge-to-cloud ICT solutions across hosted infrastructure, network, security, collaboration and managed services.”

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