Leading rated-4 data center provider in Asia, CtrlS Datacenters, has unveiled an investment plan of $2 billion set to be deployed over the next six years. This strategic move aims to meet the escalating demand for cutting-edge datacenter infrastructure, with a strong emphasis on enhancing AI and cloud capabilities while maintaining a steadfast commitment to sustainability.
The Hyderabad-based company has identified three pivotal areas of focus to augment its operations, fortify its regional dedication, and further solidify its leadership in the industry. This includes the addition of approximately 350 MW capacity spread across both new and existing hyperscale and edge datacenters in India and Southeast Asia.
In response to the surging demand for AI and Cloud-ready datacenters, CtrlS will invest in advanced technologies and methodologies, focusing on critical aspects such as advanced cooling, power management, and overall infrastructure design in its new hyperscale datacenters.
The company has also projected plans to hire over 1,000 professionals over the course of the next six years.
Presently, CtrlS Datacenters operates 11 data centers distributed across seven cities including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Noida, Lucknow, and Patna.
Investments in sustainability
With a goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, CtrlS will funnel resources into 153-Megawatt Peak (MWp) solar projects across three markets, projected to generate an annual energy output of 2,50,000-Megawatt Hours (MWh). Among these initiatives is a 145 MWp solar project in Maharashtra, to be fully owned and operated by the company.
Furthermore, CtrlS Datacenters plans to invest in an additional 300 MWp projects by 2025.
Upcoming CtrlS datacenters
Earlier this year, the company announced a significant expansion plan comprising a nearly five-fold increase in square footage capacity, growing from the current 1.2 million sq. ft to an impressive five million sq. ft.
As a pivotal part of this expansive strategy, CtrlS is in the process of constructing a two million sq. ft Hyperscale Datacenter Park in Navi Mumbai, with an additional 2 million sq. ft park slated for construction in Hyderabad. In parallel, progress has commenced on a one-million-square-feet DC campus situated in Chennai. Collectively, these initiatives will contribute to an astounding 600 MW capacity across all three projects.
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