October 25, 2016

Government opening new data center in Jharkhand, India

The new facility will be located in the city of Ranchi and is targetted at local businesses

Earlier today, through a press release, it was announced that Ranchi, a city located in Jharkhand, India, is coming up with a huge data center facility. This city is said to be seismic safe and is coming up under the Software Technologies Parks of India (STPI) initiative.

The new data center will qualify as a Tier 4 data center with 30 racks and will cover 5,000 sq.ft. Reports say that the energy efficient building is under construction and is likely to be completed by the end of this financial year. Apart from data center, the 25,000 sq.ft. area of the building will house an incubation center for medium, small and micro enterprises (MSMEs) and would attract software companies from all over the country.

Officials at Ranchi STPI said :

The data center will not only save data for the companies working on site, but would also serve the purpose of saving critical data and back up for various service providers.

Reports say that the building is being constructed at an estimated expense of around $12 million (Rs.80 Cr) and it will be first of its kind data center in Eastern India meeting the international IT standards. In order to ensure safety of data, the building meets high fire safety standards and provides an underground cooling system.

An STPI official said that 4.9 mt. high space of the data storage region would have a cooling system fitted on the floor instead of the roof to ensure maximum energy efficiency and cooling.

SK Rai, Assistant Director at STPI Ranchi said :

As of now 300-350 seats have been occupied at the STPI center here by various companies working in the IT sector.

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