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Top 16 best data center service providers in India 2023

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“With over 560 million internet users, India is the second-largest online market in the world. It is estimated that by 2023, there would be over 650 million internet users in the country.” Statista *

Indian population is rapidly going digital. The enormous number of internet users using active mobile data via connected devices is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years. Continued internet penetration is furthermore expected with the Government of India supporting public investment in large-scale digitalization with its ‘Digital India‘ scheme and with the transition of telecommunications providers (telcos) to high-speed 4G LTE and the soon-to-come 5G wireless technologies. This presents a huge demand for data center infrastructure.

Booming cloud adoption is further driving the growth in the Indian data center market.

“The overall India public cloud services market is likely to touch $7.4 billion by 2024 growing at a CAGR of 22.2% for 2020-24,” as per IDC.

Availability of needed real estate and competitive governmental policies are helping global players like , , Google, and open data centers on Indian grounds. The local players, having an advantage over global players in terms of knowing the market conditions well, are also leaving no stone unturned with new launches, innovative offerings, and solutions on advanced technologies. Yotta launched Asia’s Largest Uptime Institute-certified Tier IV Datacenter in Navi Mumbai in July 2020; Web Werks launched its fourth data center in Pune in August 2020; NxtGen is providing transformational services with DevCloud, Machine Learning (ML), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), ESDS providing smart city solutions and AI services, and a lot more.

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The datacenter is a critical component for any enterprise for hosting its crucial business data and applications. Investing in a top-notch one is the deciding factor that can make all the difference between its success or failure. It’s equally important, if not more than a bank, for the secure and successful working of an organization in today’s borderless world. Hence, we have summarized a list of the top sixteen players in the data center space in India.

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Largest data center solution providers in India

Please note that it is not a comprehensive list of either data center providers or their features and product offerings. Also, the data center service providers listed below have been arranged in alphabetical order and do not represent any ranking as such.

1. AdaniConneX

AdaniConneX is a partnership between Adani (India’s largest private infrastructure and energy provider) and EdgeConneX (world’s largest private data center operator) to provide digital India with 1 GW of data center capacity over the next decade. EdgeConneX has global expertise in data center solutions for more than 10 years with 50+ Edge, hyperscale and built-to-order data centers. With their expertise in infratstructure and data center solutions, Adani and EdgeConneX can work together to help create a connected and sustainable ecosystem.

AdaniConnex has upcoming data centers in Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Noida, Pune, Vizag.

AdaniConneX offers colocation facilities that are designed for enterprises to focus on their business goals with advanced data center technology. It also offers a range of colocation services to hyperscalers that need scalability on demand.

AdaniConnex data centers will be designed, built and operated with a holistic sustainability approach. By accelerating energy efficiency measures and using circular economy principles, it plans to sustainably manage its ESG footprints.

2. AWS

AWS has a data center region in Mumbai and planned a new one planned for Hyderabad. AWS currently operates seventeen CloudFront edge locations in India: four in Hyderabad, four in New Delhi, three in Bangalore, three in Mumbai, two in Chennai, and one in Kolkata.

The edge locations work synchronously with a CloudFront regional edge cache in Mumbai for high-speed content delivery. The six AWS Direct Connect locations, two in Mumbai, one in Chennai, one in Hyderabad, one in Delhi, and one in Bangalore, all connect to the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region.

3. CapitaLand India

CapitaLand is one of the largest developers of business parks, logistics and industrial spaces in Asia Pacific and the United Kingdom. It has properties across Singapore, China, India, Malaysia, United Kingdom and Vietnam. Its industrial portfolio includes high-specifications mixed-use industrial spaces capable of housing largely multinational corporations that co-locate their manufacturing activities with their headquarters, spaces for data centre usage, and light industrial operations.

CapitaLand India is planning data center in Navi Mumbai, held under Ascendas India Trust. Upon completion, the data cenetr will have total potential built-up area of up to 575,000 square feet and 90 megawatts of power, housing upto 8500 racks.

4. CtrlS

CtrlS is an ANSI/ITA-942 certified Rated 4 Datacenter and managed services provider headquartered in India. CtrlS operates over six million square feet of data center space across seven state-of-the-art facilities, including Hyderabad, Mumbai, Noida, and Bangalore. As per CtrlS, it is serving 60 of the Fortune 500 global multinationals.

Mumbai data center facility of CtrlS is LEED Platinum certified v4 O+M data center by United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Its Mumbai DC2 is a Rated-4 facility. It is covered by solar panels generating 1 MW of power. Its hyperscale DC3 in Mumbai has a power capacity of 15 MW and houses 1100 racks. The Mumbai hyperscale DC4 has 3102 racks and a power capacity of 35MW. Its Noida facility is 100% quake proof and pollution free data center facility.

The Bangalore DC is South India’s largest Rated 4 hyperscale data center. Its Hyderabad data center is India’s first Rated 4 hyperscale data center. Hyderabad DC 2 is LEED Platinum V4 O+M certified Rated 4 hyperscale data center.

CtrlS has upcoming plans to construct hyperscale data parks in Mumbai (2.5 million sq.ft) and Hyderabad (2 million sq.ft).

5. ESDS

Founded in 2005, ESDS is a leading managed data center service and auto-scalable cloud solution provider. ESDS is working steadfastly towards establishing a huge customer base.

It provides managed data center services, managed cloud solutions, virtualization, and disaster recovery hosting, backed with technical support.

ESDS has data centers in Mohali, Nashik, Mumbai and Bangalore.

ESDS has its presence in the following industry verticals – Banking & Finance, Manufacturing, Education, Energy & Utilities, Healthcare, eCommerce, Agriculture, IT, Entertainment & Media, Telecom, Government, and Travel & Tourism.

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6. Google

Google has one operational datacenter in Mumbai and aims to establish more of these across major Indian cities including the New Delhi, Chennai, and Hyderabad.

7. GPX Global Systems Inc.

GPX develops and operates private, carrier-neutral, state-of-the-art Tier 4 data centers in emerging, but fast-growing commercial markets along undersea cable systems of FLAG, FALCON, EIG, SEA-ME-WE, IMEWE, MENA, AAE, and upcoming cables like PEACE (2022), 2AFRICA (2023), and IEX (2024). GPX’s data centers are thriving carrier-neutral internet ecosystems, and home to the largest carriers, cloud service providers, content providers and internet providers.

GPX offers secure and highly reliable carrier-neutral data centers to both -domestic and international clients looking to colocate their crucial business infrastructure.

Its first data center was in Cairo in 2007. GPX opened the first Tier 4 facility in South Asia in June 2012. It was a 3000 M² data center in Mumbai. Due to rising demand for high-quality facilities and service levels in India, GPX opened its second Mumbai data center, GPX Mumbai 2 – a 6000 M², Tier 4 facility with 16 MW total power in February 2019. On September 1, 2021, Equinix announced that it has extended Platform Equinix into Indian market, with the completion of the acquisition of the INDIA operations of GPX Global Systems, Inc. that includes the fiber-connected campus in MUMBAI with two data centers.

GPX’s customers include Telcos, Cloud Service Providers, Internet Service Providers, CDNs, e-businesses and enterprise clients.

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8. Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation had recently announced its decision to set up its fourth data center in India at Hyderabad, which will also be a part of the world’s largest cloud infrastructure. This investment from Microsoft will help customers thrive in a cloud and AI-enabled digital economy. Microsoft already operates 3 data centers in India, located in Mumbai, Pune and Chennai.

9. Global Data Centers and Cloud Infrastructure (An NTT Communications Company)

Global Data Centers and Cloud Infrastructure is the India region of NTT Global Data Centers which is a division of NTT Ltd. The combined global platform has over 160 Data Centers in more than 20 countries.

It is headquartered in Mumbai and recognized by SP Global as the top data center service provider in the country in terms of market share. Its first and largest operational hyperscale Data Center Park is in Mumbai. In the next four years it plans to invest over USD 2 Bn for building six new Data Center Parks and landing stations in India. It is India’s leading managed hosting and hybrid multicloud solution provider and serves more than 2500 clients.

It was the first in India to launch services including cloud computing, managed security, Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and software-defined storage.

10. NxtGen

NxtGen enables its customers to build their digital business without investing and managing complex IT infrastructure, by leveraging its hyper-converged infrastructure. NxtGen Infinite Datacenter enables enterprises to create a long-term IT infrastructure for without having to own it themselves.

Headquartered in Singapore, NxtGen, is an emerging leader providing completely managed datacenter and cloud services across India and Singapore.

NxtGen’s datacenter services – High Density Datacenter (HDDC™) facilities and On-Premise Datacenter (OPDC™), make it easy to set up a private cloud on premise and then move into the hybrid cloud ecosystem. 

11. Nxtra

Nxtra by Airtel is a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel Limited. It offers largest network of secure, scalable, and sustainable data centers in India. It is backed by one of the largest investment firm ‘Carlyle Group’.

Nxtra manages 12 large Tier III and above and ISO 27001 certified data centres at Manesar, Noida, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bubhaneshwar and Pune. The total facilities provide an approx. 200,000 sq. ft. of floor space.

Nxtra offers an integrated portfolio of data center managed services including co-location, managed hosting, managed services, managed security, managed back-up & storage, virtual compute and cloud along with both domestic and international network connectivity.

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12. Reliance

Indian telecom giant, Reliance, has established itself as one of the leading outsourced data centers infra providers with nine data centers in India at Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad, spread over 6,50,000 sq.ft of hosting space. All of its data centers are Tier III+ and provide a highly secure physical infrastructure. The entire system is monitored 24/7 through a control center.

Reliance offers an entire range of services including managed hosting, co-location, disaster recovery, system integration, business continuity, managed security, storage and backup, virtualization, cloud computing and application services. The data centers are carrier-neutral with major ISPs connection terminating at all data centers.

13. Sify Technologies

Sify is a leading integrated ICT Solutions and Services organization in India. It offers a wide range of solutions and products that are delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure reaching over 1550 cities and towns in India.

Sify has 11 operational data centers located across Mumbai, Noida, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Chennai with 100MW operational power and plans to add 200 MW in the next 4 years. It is gearing up to become 100Renewable Energy (RE 100) compliant by 2030.

Sify also provides state-of-the-art Built-To-Suit (BTS) data centers which are dedicated and customized infrastructure designed to support customers’ future digital expansions.

In 1998, Sify was the first Indian ISP that helped millions experience the internet for the first time on its network. It was the pioneer of Internet café, data and voice services for international call centers.

Today it has also expanded to the United States, with headquarters in California’s Silicon Valley. It has over 8500 enterprise customers.

14. Tata Communications

Tata Communications Limited, with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications), is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. Tata Communications utilizes its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global network for delivering managed solutions to multi-national companies and communications service providers.

Its global network includes an advanced and largest submarine cable network and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to over 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs. It has a global footprint with 44 data centers providing colocation services across the world.

Tata Communications’ reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and in global international voice communications.

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15. Web Werks

Web Werks Data Centers, located in 3 countries with over six geographically dispersed data centers, have been among the leaders in India for the past two decades. They offer reliable hosting services on dedicated servers, cloud, co-location, virtualization, and disaster recovery along with 24×7 support and a 99.995% uptime guarantee.

Web Werks Data Centers are Carbon Neutral contributing towards Global Go-Green concepts. It is also a SAP-certified provider of infrastructure, hosting, and cloud operations services.

Web Werks in India is the first Asian data center to hold OIX-2 and host an OIX-1 IXP Mumbai-IX. They also fulfill all the requirements for being a full OpenIX supporter. They are cloud empaneled by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India (MeitY).

In February 2021, Web Werks entered into a strategic relationship with Iron Mountain, which will invest US$150 million primary equity into Web Werks to help it expand the Indian Data Center footprint.

Web Werks currently owns data centers in Mumbai, Pune and Delhi-NCR and plans to have more in Bangalore, Hyderabad and another one in Mumbai.

Their client list includes Microsoft, Google, Godrej, Canon, TATA, Netflix, Facebook, Akamai, and more. They also have Government sector customers like Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited, Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation, Nabard, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, SIDBI, and more.

16. Yotta

Powered by the Hiranandani Group, Yotta design, build, and operate infinitely scalable Data Center Parks. Yotta’s 50+ Acres of Data Center Parks will offer 11 Data Center buildings with options ranging from a single rack to an entire building, or even customized DC, supported with a wide range of managed services.

Yotta NM1 in Panvel Data Center (DC) Park is India’s largest data center. It has upcoming DC Parks in Delhi-NCR and Chennai.

Yotta has a highly experienced (150+ man years) and certified Data Center design team. They claim to have some of the best minds in Electrical, Mechanical, HVAC, Automation, Fire fighting, and Physical Security working with them.

Below is a list of the most important products and features of data center service providers in India.

Features Ctrls ESDS GPX NetMagic NxtGen Nxtradata Sify Technologies Tata Communications Webwerks Yotta
Co-location High Density ColocationRack Space ColocationServer Colocation Managed Colocation Services Carrier Neutral Colocation Services Per-server (U-wise) colocation service Colocation in High Density Datacenter (HDDC) Shared and Dedicated RackspaceCaged Services / Dedicated DC Suites Shared RacksDedicated RacksSecured Cages Shared, dedicated rack, caged space, remote hands, customer workspace and reporting service. Server ColocationRack Colocation Dedicated Building & Floor Dedicated Hall & Cage Dedicated Hall & Cage
Cloud Solutions Cloud 4CEnterprise CloudCloud Backup & StorageReal CloudCloud SaaS & AppsWhite labelled CloudCloud with load balancer & clustering Government & Smart City CloudBanking Community CloudSAP HANA Community CloudEnterprise Community CloudeNlight Public CloudeNlight Private CloudHybrid CloudeNlight 360° On Premise Hybrid Cloud Solution X Public CloudPrivate CloudMulti-Cloud Enterprise Cloud Services (ECS) Public CloudPrivate CloudHybrid Cloud GoInfinit AWS+ Public Cloud ServicesGoInfinit Private CloudEnterprise CloudVirtual Private Enterprise (VPE) Private Cloud IZO™ Private CloudIZO™ Cloud StorageIZO™ Managed CloudIZO™ Cloud ContainersIZO™ Cloud Analytics Platform Rapid Cloud Hosting ServicesLinux Cloud HostingWindows Cloud HostingTally Cloud HostingPrivate Cloud HostingWordPress Cloud Hosting Public CloudPrivate CloudHybrid CloudCloud Connectivity & SecurityCloud MigrationCloud Management
Cloud Management Portal (CMP) Yes eMagic Porta X NTT Com-Netmagic Cloud Management Platform (CMP) X Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Infrastructure Management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Migration Services Yes Yes Yes SimpliMigrate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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These are the largest data center service providers in India. Tell us your feedback in the comments section. We also invite suggestions to help us make this list better.

*Source: Internet usage in India – Statistics & Facts

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Last Update: The article has been updated on 27 April 2023.

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