“With over 460 million internet users, India is the second largest online market, ranked only behind China. By 2021, there will be about 635.8 million internet users in India.” 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 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 the data center infrastructure.
Booming cloud adoption is further driving the growth in Indian data center market.
“India’s public cloud market is estimated to be $2.6 billion in 2018, and over $4 billion by 2020,” Akash Ambani, director at Reliance Jio Infocomm, had recently said at the India Digital Open Summit in Mumbai.
Availability of needed real estate and competitive governmental policies are helping global players like Alibaba Cloud, Microsoft, Google and Amazon open data centers on the Indian grounds. The local players, having an advantage over global players in terms of knowing the market conditions well, are also leaving no stones unturned with innovative offerings and solutions on advanced technologies. Like CtrlS is offering services on Asia’s largest Tier 4 datacenter, NxtGen is aiming for transformational services with DevCloud, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), ESDS providing smart city solutions and AI services and a lot more.
Data center is a critical component for any enterprise for hosting their 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 secure and successful working of an organization in today’s borderless world. Hence, we have summarized a list of top ten players in the datacenter space in India.
Please note that it is not a comprehensive list of either providers or their features and product offerings. Also, the providers listed below have been arranged in alphabetical order and do not represent any ranking as such.
CtrlS is counted as Asia Pacific’s largest Tier 4 data center and managed services provider. CtrlS operates two state-of-the-art facilities in Hyderabad and Mumbai, while the company soon plans to launch its New Delhi facility. The company acts as a trusted advisor to over 2,000 Indian and global organizations.
Its Hyderabad facility consists of 20,000 sq. ft. of space with a capacity of 972 racks and 10MW of power capacity.
Its Mumbai facility can house 5000 racks with 200,000 sq. ft. of space and 30 MW of power capacity.
The facility in New Delhi comprises 100,000 sq.ft of space. CtrlS has over 500 employees and is headquartered in Hyderabad, India.
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 its presence in the following industry verticals – Banking & Finance, Manufacturing, Education, Energy & Utilities, Healthcare, eCommerce, Agriculture, IT, Entertainment & Media, Telecom, Government and Travel & Tourism.
GPX develops and operates private, carrier-neutral, state-of-the-art Tier 4 data centers in emerging, but fast-growing commercial markets within the MENA and South Asia markets. 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. It opened its second Egyptian data center in early 2016, a 3000 M², Tier 4 facility located in New Cairo, Egypt.
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 has announced its second Mumbai data center, GPX Mumbai 2 – a 6000 M², Tier 4 facility with 16 MW total power that will be available in Q2 2019.
GPX’s customers include Telcos, Cloud Service Providers, Internet Service Providers, CDNs, e-businesses and enterprise clients.
Netmagic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT Communications, is a leading managed hosting and multi-cloud hybrid it solution provider with 9 carrier-neutral, state-of-the-art hyperscale and high-density data centers. It serves more than 2000 enterprises globally.
Netmagic, headquartered in Mumbai, also provides Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) services to various enterprise customers globally including NTT Communication’s customers across Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific region.
Netmagic was the first in India to launch services including cloud computing, managed security, Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and software-defined storage.
NxtGen enables its customers to build their digital business without investing and managing complex IT infrastructure, by leveraging its hyper-converged infrastructure.
Headquartered in Singapore, NxtGen, is an emerging leader providing completely managed datacenter and cloud services across India and Singapore.
NxtGen deploys and offers IT infrastructure services from both or a combination of on-premise resources and its own facilities – Infinite DatacenterTM, empowering its customers to adopt the latest hybrid computing model.
Nxtra Data Limited was formed to run Bharti’s business of Data Center Managed Services.
Nxtra now manages 10 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.
Established in 1993, Ricoh India Ltd. is a 73.6% owned subsidiary of Ricoh Co. Ltd. Japan. The Indian public holds the remaining 26.4% shareholding. Ricoh India has 16 branch offices across the country.
The company provides services including cloud services, managed document solutions, it services, transaction printing, production printing and laser printers. At present, Ricoh India has approximately one lakh customers. It is a Fortune Global 500 Company with Ricoh India Limited being an ISO certified organization since 1994. It is currently certified under ISO 27001:2013 and CMMIDEV Level 5.
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’s telecom network presently connects 45 data centers across India, including Sify’s 6 concurrently maintainable data centers across the cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru.
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.
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, as well as approximately 1 million square feet of data centre and colocation space across the globe.
Tata Communications’ reach in the emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and in global international voice communications.
10. 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 past two decades. They offer reliable hosting services on dedicated servers, cloud, co-location, virtualization and disaster recovery along with 24×7 support and 99.995% up-time 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 requirement for being a full OpenIX supporter. They are cloud empaneled by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India (MeitY).
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.
Below is a list of their most important products and features.
You can also download the spreadsheet with all the features of top 10 best data center service providers in India 2019.
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