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PM Modi to inaugurate Uttar Pradesh’s first data center park in August

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Uttar Pradesh’s first data center park will be inaugurated by the honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, in August. 

Developed by Hiranandani Group at INR 5,000 crores, this data center park is located in Greater Noida and is spread over 3 lakh square feet. It will contain six data center buildings and will house 30,000 server racks at full capacity delivering 250 MW of IT power. Hiranandani Group has invested a total of INR 9,100 crore in UP data centers. 

The first building, Yotta D-1, which is to be inaugurated next month, has a capacity of 5,000 server racks and will give 28.8 MW of IT power with a backup of 48 hours. 

The construction of the data center project was started in December 2020 and is set to be inaugurated in less than 24 months. 

Last month, the Uttar Pradesh government cleared proposals to set up four data center parks with an investment of over INR 15,950 crore. This will create about 4000 jobs directly or indirectly as well! The data center parks will be set up under its Data Center Policy 2021. The Adani Group, NTT Global Data Centers, and Cloud Infrastructure India have received approvals under the policy to set up their data centers in UP. Sify Technologies will also be investing INR 2,692 crores in new data centers in Noida. Colocation data center provider, Web Werks, along with its joint venture partner Iron Mountain Data Centers, will invest INR 197 crores for a new hyper-scale data center with a power capacity of 20MVA in Noida, the construction of which is expected to begin this year and would be open by 2023. 

In May, the government of Uttar Pradesh approved three data center parks intending to make the state the largest data storage hub in northern India.  

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