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Chennai, NFAPost: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has inaugurated the NTT Global Data Centres and Cloud Infrastructure’s proposed data centre project at Ambattur in Chennai over video conference.

The proposed project is expected to generate direct jobs for about 700 people. In February 2021, NTT Global Data Centres and Cloud Infrastructure (NTT-Netmagic) had inked a facilitation MoU with Guidance Tamil Nadu to set up 8.25 lakh sq ft Data Centre Park and a cable landing station in Chennai.

The Data Centre Park will be set up in Ambattur over an area of 5.89 acres with multiple blocks measuring an area of about 8.25 lakh sq ft and the cable landing station is being set up in MRC Nagar, Chennai.

The total investment in this project is estimated at Rs 2,500 crore (MoU signed for Rs 1,377 crore over four years creating 60 direct jobs & 40 indirect jobs) including the development of a 50-MW Solar Park and has the potential to create 700 direct jobs in Tamil Nadu. The company is further considering additional projects worth over Rs 1,000 crore in the State upon the successful implementation of Phase I, according to a statement.

According to NTT Global sources, the move is part of the company’s effort to expand its global data center footprint by 20%. “The expansion in Chennai is part of the company’s growth plans to continue to support the increase in hybrid working and demand for reliable, robust cloud services and emerging technology,” states the company.

NTT operates data centers across Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia, including a major presence in India. It delivers and operates global interconnected data centers with cross regional data center networks through key markets such as London, Singapore, Tokyo, and Virginia in North America. Its expansions in data center services provide increased data center capacity and network connectivity across all geographies.

“Over the next 18 months, four new hyperscale data center parks will also become operational: two in Navi Mumbai and one each in Chennai and Delhi, adding approximately 133MW of IT load and 50,000m2 of floorspace. Interconnections for 10 data centers across India will also be rolled out in 2021 and submarine cable landing stations are planned in Mumbai and Chennai. This expansion will further consolidate NTT’s No.1 position in the Indian market,” states the company.

Taking into account the capabilities of the company, IDC MarketScape selected for the second year in a row NTT Data Centre as a Leader in worldwide colocation and interconnection services. NTT has the requisite end-to-end capabilities for global enterprises, from design and implementation to networking and manage, states IDC.

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