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AdaniConneX Announces the Opening of its Flagship Data Center Campus in Chennai, India
’Chennai 1’, Hyperscale Data center campus powered with Renewable Energy, will enable sustainable digital growth in the region
Ahmedabad, India, 4 November 2022: AdaniConneX, a joint venture between Adani Enterprises and EdgeConneX, announces the opening of ‘Chennai 1’ hyperscale data center campus located at SIPCOT IT Park in Chennai, India. In Phase 1, the campus offers 17 MW (IT Load) that will scale up to 33 MW (IT Load) at full capacity.
The ‘Chennai 1’ campus hosts Tamil Nadu’s first pre-certified IGBC Platinum Rated data center. The facility will also be powered with up to 100% Renewable Energy, offering enterprises and hyperscale customers sustainable energy choices. As one of the most advanced colocation campuses in the region, ‘Chennai 1’ is designed to offer robust physical protection to IT Infrastructure with seven layers of security system and commitment to provide 99.999% availability.
India is one of the fastest growing data center markets in the world. India’s current data center capacity is around 600 MW  and expected to grow to around 1300 MW by 20241. To address the growing need for reliable IT infrastructure, AdaniConneX is investing capital into the joint venture over the next decade with a mission to build over 1 GW Green Data Center platform. AdaniConneX is also building hyperscale campuses in all the big cities of India, including Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Pune, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Vizag, and many more. AdaniConneX is also developing distributed Edge Data Centers and Far Edge facilities in Tier 2 and 3 markets, relying heavily on renewable energy sources to help bring cloud, content, and data closer to customers.
Supported by the team from EdgeConneX and their more than a decade of experience in building a global platform of data centers for some of the world’s largest and most demanding tech and cloud firms, AdaniConneX is rapidly executing on its plan to deliver hyperlocal to hyperscale data center capacity throughout India.
“We see tremendous growth in data generation and consumption in India, driving the need for a reliable, automated, and sustainable Digital Infrastructure. With our Pan-India Data Center platform, our mission is to enable India’s next phase of digital growth with core emphasis on sustainability and energy management,” said Jeyakumar Janakaraj, CEO of AdaniConneX.
“I’m extremely pleased with the opening of our latest data center in Chennai, India, and all of the hard work by the teams to make this happen. I’m also excited about what’s coming next as we have an aggressive data center expansion plan and tremendous customer pipeline that will quickly establish AdaniConneX as the leading digital infrastructure platform for all of India,” said Randy Brouckman, CEO of EdgeConneX.
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AdaniConneX, a 50:50 JV between Adani Enterprises and EdgeConneX, was founded with a vision to redefine the data center landscape in India. AdaniConneX envisions to build an environmentally and socially conscious 1GW data center infrastructure platform by leveraging the complementary capacity of the Adani Group, India’s largest infrastructure player, and EdgeConneX, one of the largest private data center operators. In a land of innovators, data center solutions need to be ahead to accelerate ambition and AdaniConneX mirrors this vision of Digital India.
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 JLL, Data Center Update: H1 2022 – 2022 Report