CtrlS to triple its number of data centers by 2025 and expand its footprint by 5 million sq. ft.

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CtrlS Datacenters, Asia’s leading rated-4 data center provider, is taking major steps to streamline and enhance its presence in the industry. The company has announced plans for a significant expansion by 2024-25, tripling its current number of data centers from 8 to 25 while simultaneously increasing square footage capacity by almost five million sq ft from its current 1.2 million sq. ft. 

As part of the massive expansion plan, CtrlS is constructing a two million sq. ft Hyperscale Datacenter Park in Navi Mumbai, with another 2 million sq. ft park ready for construction in Hyderabad. This progress has been accompanied by the beginning of work on a one-million-square-feet DC campus located in Chennai – adding up to an impressive 600MW capacity across all three projects. 

Also, CtlrS is reportedly exploring opportunities in Malaysia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Vietnam to help its customers scale easily. Through its subsidiary, Cloud4C, CtrlS is already having access to these markets and will therefore be able to respond faster to local demands. 

In India, CtrlS currently operates data centers in Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Kolkata. 

India to become the global hub for datacenters 

According to a report by ASSOCHAM and EY, the Indian data center market stood at US$ 1.3 billion in 2016 and US$ 4.4 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to grow to US$ 8.0 billion by 2026. India is witnessing a massive digital transformation in recent years. The Indian government has launched initiatives like the National eGovernance Plan and the Digital India initiative to boost the digital capabilities of the country. 

The Indian data center market is witnessing strong growth mainly because of the availability of large hyper-scalers that have started outsourcing their storage requirements to third-party data center providers. The number of technologies that require data (like Big Data and the Internet of Things) is growing quickly. This means that there is a lot more demand for data storage, which is causing the Indian data center market to grow further. 

Read next: How Indian cities are becoming hotspots of the data center industry – report by JLL

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