Adani to Build India’s First Integrated Data Centre & Technology Business Park in Andhra Pradesh
By Data & Storage Asean
May 8, 2023
The Adani Group is developing an ‘Integrated Data Centre and Technology Business Park’ in Vizag, to boost the local technology ecosystem in the region. The groundbreaking ceremony at the park site in Vizag was held on 03 May 2023 in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (AP) Mr Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, Managing Director of the Adani Group, Mr Rajesh Adani, and CEO and Whole Time Director of Adani Ports & SEZ (APSEZ) Limited, Mr Karan Adani. The project, which will have a data centre, technology and business park, and skill development centre, will generate jobs for local communities and open new gateways of growth in the region, connecting Vizag to the APAC (Asia-Pacific) IT ecosystem.
AdaniConneX, a 50:50 joint venture between Adani Group and EdgeConneX, will host within the park an integrated 300 MW data centre facility. The park will be powered with up to 100% renewable energy and connected with robust terrestrial and submarine infrastructure to help the deployment of cloud and emerging technologies in the region. The integrated facility will be one of the largest hyperscale data centres in India.
“Our world is being defined by our ability to generate, store, access and move data. With the advancements in AI, high-definition content and massive digitization, the need for compute and storage is increasing exponentially. Andhra Pradesh, with its geographical advantages of land for renewable energy and a long coastline, is well positioned to host data centre parks not only for our country but also for those nations that are short of land or energy. What the Adani Group brings through our ports, data centres and green energy capabilities is a uniquely powerful combination of unmatched strategic adjacencies within the data centre world.” – Mr Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group
“The establishment of 300 MW data centres by the Adani Group will facilitate the laying of a submarine cable from Singapore and help change the future dynamics of broadband services. The technology park will propel Vizag into a tier-1 city which will also deploy renewable sources of energy to power it up.” – Mr Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chief Minister, Andhra Prades.