Pi Datacentres to invest Rs. 600 crore at Mangalagiri

Pi Datacentres Private Limited on Wednesday announced the launch of its state-of-the-art data centre at Mangalagiri to serve enterprise businesses across the country and abroad with co-location and cloud service offerings.

The data centre will be a greenfield facility built in more than five lakh square feet and will offer direct employment to more than 300 people and indirect employment to over 2,000 people. Being set up a cost of Rs. 600 crore, it will be South India’s first tier-4 certified data centre.

“The government has sanctioned 10 acres, besides promising to establish an exclusive sub-station for dedicated power supply, four-lane road access and other facilities,” said Kalyan Muppaneni, founder and chief executive officer of Pi Datacentres Private Limited.

The facility will be equipped with 5,000 server racks, and each rack will handle 42 server units. Construction works will commence in two months, and operations are likely to commence in April next year.

There is a lot of void in offering quality data centre service to companies both in the country and abroad, and the focus will be on delivering reliable, secure and dedicated service to clients, Muppaneni explained.

Mr. Muppaneni, a native of Vijayawada, claimed that investors ranged from United States, United Kingdom, Japan and Taiwan and said the company would go for public issue by the end of 2018.

Cramped spaces

On finalising Vijayawada and its suburbs, he said most data centres were established in cramped spaces in cities like Mumbai and Bangalore. Vijayawada is geographically well connected with Chennai, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam and offers lot of space, and the company will be hiring local talent, he added.

The data centre will be a greenfield facility and will offer direct employment to more than 300 people

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