Reliance Communication’s SBU Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) have announced the completion of India’s largest data center for Eagle Subsea Network, a cable system company. With this move, GCX aims to meet the increasing need for data centers having widespread and resilient networks.
According to GCX, data center services in India are gaining prominence with the rise of IT organizations. They say that emerging markets such as India have a large role to play in the Asian data center market that has long been dominated by the likes of China, Singapore and Japan.
By building this 450,000 sq.feet data center at Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City (DAKC) in Mumbai, GCX say that they will be tapping the Asian market to attract businesses. They say that this data center, that is built for Eagle Subsea Network, will be connected with the world’s largest cloud operators after Eagle Subsea arrives in India in 2020.
Speaking about this data center launch, Bill Barney, CEO of RCOM (Reliance Communication), and Chairman & CEO of GCX, commented:
When Eagle lands in two years, it will be connected to the world’s largest cloud operators inside India’s newest and largest data center.
We are delighted to have completed IDC-5 in time to make it an anchor on the world’s ‘Cloud & Fiber initiative’ which will play a pivotal role in the hyper growth of technology expansion across the Emerging Markets Corridor.
GCX say that India provides a strategic advantage since it has an excellent submarine cable network. They claim that Eagle Subsea’s express cable systems, when merged with GCX, will drive 120 Tbps of capacity towards Hong Kong and 120 Tbps towards Europe after landing in India.
In closing, GCX said that they plan to announce the Hong Kong and European landing points in the next 60 to 90 days.