India's Northeast gets first Rated-4 Datacenter
By siliconindia | Monday, 18 April 2022, 04:50 Hrs
The Honourable IT Minister of Assam, Shri. Keshab Mahanta today laid the foundation stone of the Rated-4 Datacenter, first major IT investment in Assam by CtrlS Datacenters Ltd – Asia’s Largest Rated-4 Data Center in Tech City Park, Guwahati in the presence of Shri. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief Minister of Assam, Shri. Ramendra Narayan Kalita, Chairman, Amtron, Shri. Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Founder and CEO, CtrlS Datacenters, and Shri. Anurag Goyal, IAS, Principal Secretary, Assam.
As a part of its commitment to accelerate the Digital India initiative, CtrlS has been expanding its data center footprint across the metros, secondary metros and deploying edge data centers in tier-2, tier-3 and tier-4 cities across the country.
CtrlS’ expansion into Assam is aligned with "Digital Assam" initiative of Government of Assam to transform the State into a digitally empowered society and knowledge hub for better economy by increasing digital literacy rate in rural area, spreading penetration of internet connectivity up to household level, making Government services and information easily available through digital devices to the citizens and bringing efficiency and transparency in governance using Information Technology.
The company is setting up its Rated-4 Datacenter in Guwahati to provide best-in-class colocation services for cloud, e-commerce, digital payment, digital classroom, OTT, CDN, ISPs, smart cities etc to support the Government of Assam, enterprises, and SMEs across the Northeast through its data center and related technology services such as colocation, private/hybrid cloud, managed services, work area recovery, business continuity, disaster recovery, SD-WAN, connectivity services, bringing speedy connectivity to netizens in Assam and Northeast India.
Shri. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Honourable Chief Minister of Assam, said “India, in many ways, is at the forefront of the digital revolution and it is my vision that the State of Assam will play an important role and be a visionary and lead the digitization journey in the country. Our government aims to digitally empower every citizen, accelerate economic competitiveness, boost local innovation, enhance quality of life of citizens and become a knowledge and technology hub of the country. We are happy that CtrlS too shares our vision and is working closely with us to reach our desired goals.”
Honourable IT Minister of Assam, Shri. Keshab Mahanta during the stone laying ceremony said, “I am delighted that CtrlS, Asia’s Largest Rated-4 Hyperscale Data Center is setting up its data center facility in Guwahati aimed at helping process data closer to the end-user, powered by lower latency and high speed. The company will play a key role in enabling real-time data processing of applications such as internet of things, OTT, cloud ecosystems, autonomous vehicles, telecommunications, smart cities, digital factories, telemedicine, connected networks among others. CtrlS will add economic value to the State of Assam besides attracting local talent for its data center expansion. It will also attract other global technology players host their data and applications locally”.
He further added, “The vision outlined by our Honourable Chief Minister will help harness the power of digital transformation to accelerate economic growth and social progress in the State. We are happy to have CtrlS onboard as our partner and we are certain to benefit from the experience and expertise CtrlS brings through the numerous data center projects it has undertaken globally. We are also planning to release the most investor-friendly State DC policy in India in the next few days, which should help attract more investors.”
The company’s new data center in Guwahati will be spread over three acres and will have a capacity to host around 1,000+ racks initially. The rack capacity will be enhanced to 2,000+ racks in the next 12-18 months.
During the ceremony, Shri. Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Founder and CEO, CtrlS Datacenters said, “We are proud to be associated with the State Government of Assam and work together towards furthering the Digital Assam initiative and thank the Chief Minister of Assam, Shri. Himanta Biswa Sarma, and IT Minister of Assam, Shri. Keshab Mahanta for the extraordinary support being extended to us in bringing the Rated-4 data center in Assam. At CtrlS, we stay committed to build world-class data center infrastructure in the State of Assam and Northeast India and provide best-in-class services to the government, enterprises, small and medium enterprises by bringing the applications closer to the end-users in the State and the northeastern region.”
CtrlS is Asia’s Largest Rated-4 Data Center provider with over 1.2 million square feet of footprint spread across its data centers in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The company is currently expanding its footprint to 5 million square feet by adding 2 million square feet in Mumbai, 2 million square feet in Hyderabad and another 1 million square feet in Chennai. The company is trusted by 60 of the Fortune 500 Global Multinationals including some of the most reputed brands such as Exxon Mobil, Walmart, Bank of America, Standard Chartered, Morgan Stanley, Chrysler, Disney, HSBC, Samsung, Honda, FedEx, Panasonic, KIA, Hyundai, SAP and Vodafone.