While the future of India’s data center will depend largely on coastal cities with easy access to cable landing stations, landlocked cities such as Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Pune will also benefit from a growing data center industry, the report highlights.

According to a joint study, India’s data center industry is poised for a significant and sustained period of growth, with expansion set to be fueled by the rapid adoption of digital infrastructure amid the pandemic, increasing digital use, cloud consumption and consequent 5G rollout.

The industry’s growth will be centered around Mumbai and Chennai due to business and infrastructure advantages, strategic location and cable feeders well positioned to support and enable the growth of data centers across the country, an analysis by Nxtra and JLL found. .

While the future of India’s data center will depend largely on coastal cities with easy access to cable landing stations, landlocked cities such as Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Pune will also benefit from a growing data center industry, the report highlights.

The study ‘Data Centers: The building blocks of digital revolution in India’ projects that the expansion of India’s data center industry will be supported by accelerated adoption of digital infrastructure led by the coronavirus pandemic, increasing digital use, cloud consumption and national 5G rollout.

The industry is poised for a sustained period of growth, driven by a wide range of consumption and demographic trends, according to the study by Nxtra (the data center subsidiary of Bharti Airtel), in partnership with real estate consultancy and professional services firm JLL India.

It further stated that the convergence of data protection, strong demand from cloud players, captive to cloud migration, industry-friendly regulation, digital initiatives and government investments will drive the continued growth of the data center industry in India.

Elaborating on the regional opportunities, it said the data center industry in the Delhi-NCR region is supported by regulatory incentives and has the potential for high demand from government organizations. While Pune has developed as a disaster recovery location for banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) players due to its proximity to Mumbai.

Bengaluru has a higher share of on-premises data centers operated by global internal centers of technology companies. Kolkata is expected to have a new cable landing station in the coming years and will emerge as a key location, it added.


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