Sachin Pilot, Indian State for Communications and IT, inaugurates Tulip Data City in Bangalore, February 6 2012. On right is Tulip CMD, H S Bedi.
Tulip Telecom sets up Asia's largest data centre in Bangalore
Bangalore, February 6, 2012- Asia’s largest data centre -- the world’s third largest – has come to Bangalore. On Monday, Indian Minister of State for Communication and IT, Sachin Pilot, inaugurated Tulip Data City , a multi-tiered facility built to tier 4 and tier 3 standards, leading Enterprise Data Services provider, Tulip Telecom.
The most ‘green’ and the most power efficient data centre in India, the facility is expected to save close to 35 MW power at full capacity, thanks to an extremely high Power Utilization Efficiency of around 1.5 compared to the industry average of over 2.
Pilot said at the inauguration: “Data Centres are at the heart of today’s digital revolution and enable not just enterprise services but also many Government-to-Citizen services. It is a matter of pride that India today boasts of a world class Data centre, which is the largest outside of the US.”
Added Lt Col (retd) HS Bedi, Chairman & Managing Director, Tulip Telecom Ltd: “Large enterprises and global leaders are partnering with Tulip progressively through this data centre as they see cost optimization and complete security of their mission critical data. The launch of this world class facility is aligned with our vision to become one of the largest players in the data services space globally. With this, the data centre is now a completely independent operational subsidiary with a strong financial backbone , operational infrastructure and a robust organization”.
Enterprises today face a multitude of business challenges, which are propelling them to outsource their Data centre operations. Demand for Hosted Data centres has been on a high due to factors like cost optimization, power, cooling, data security and disaster recovery expertise. Analysts forecast that the hosted data centre market is expected to witness the highest CAGR of 18.4% in 2011 through 2016*. India's Data centre market for raised floor space has been growing at a healthy 25% to 30% annual rate in the last three years. IDC estimates that the amount of information managed by enterprise data centres will grow 50 times over the next decade, and in the next two years alone the number of servers installed will increase by 49 percent over those installed currently. Going forward, managed and cloud services will gain prominence in the coming 3-4 years. Cloud, primarily Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), will grow at 35-40% and become an integral part of Data Centre business**.
To fulfil the expected demand towards this huge potential, Tulip Telecom has built this data centre offering the latest in world class technologies. It is spread across 0.9 million sq.ft. This facility has the capacity to house up to 12,000 racks, backed by up to 100 MW of PowerIt is equipped with an Integrated Building Management Systems, which ensures management of every component of the data centre to include power, cooling, security and air-conditioning. The data centre being modular, will continue to be expanded by Tulip over the next three years.This data centre is built to meet the LEED Gold Standards.
The company already has four operational data centres (two in Mumbai, and one each in Delhi and Bengalore) with ISO 20000-1 & ISO 27001 certifications to ensure reliable and high quality service delivery.
Tulip Telecom’s data network has the largest reach of over 2,000 locations globally. The company has a global presence with over 3,539 employees and more than 2,400 customers.