Sify Launches Fourth Data Centre In Mumbai

The Airoli data centre at an investment of $36 million strengthens Sify's ability to deliver sophisticated converged services, now and in the future.

hidden August 29, 2008 13:16:47 IST
Sify Launches Fourth Data Centre In Mumbai

Sify Technologies has announced today the launch of its fourth state-of-the-art data centre at Airoli near Mumbai.

Sify has been among the pioneers in the data centre space in India ever since it launched the country's first Level 3 data centre at the Infotech Park in Vashi, Mumbai, in September 2000. The company subsequently invested in centres in Chennai and Bangalore with increasing levels of sophistication and capability. The Airoli centre, the first of its kind in India, is positioned to cater to the growing demand from India’s commercial capital, Mumbai.

P J Nath, executive president, Sify Enterprise Services, said, "The Airoli data centre is a key facet of our strategy to develop a sophisticated network and data centre infrastructure in the country to facilitate the evolution and demand for services such as e-commerce, online banking, corporate ERP and other applications, media and entertainment content, stock trading, unified communications and disaster recovery. Our ability to offer a comprehensive solution using the hosting services and the MPLS VPN connectivity services, enable us to be a strong player in this market. The Airoli centre will be followed by at least two more – one each in New Delhi and Bangalore, over the next eight quarters".

M P Vijay Kumar, chief financial officer, Sify Technologies, said, "We have been investing for growth in the capacity of our backbone infrastructure, expansion of the network to over 500 points of presence, and the adoption of new technologies and standards to move towards being a next-generation network for converged services. The Airoli data centre at an investment (when complete) of $36 million, is a significant part of this process, and strengthens our ability to deliver sophisticated services, now and in the future. Our total investment in data centres over the next two years is likely to be about $100 million to meet the growing demand for such services from both the domestic market and overseas markets".

The Airoli centre, spread across 100,000 sq ft, exceeds the current data centre standards in India. Apart from stringent compliance levels and international standard certifications for hosting facilities, the data centre is also equipped with Tier III compliant cooling and power systems and advanced building management systems.

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