NTT Ltd. inaugurated its latest hyperscale data center campus, Chennai 2, and the arrival of its subsea cable system – MIST in the city.
The Chennai 2 campus is located in Ambattur, spread across 6 acres is a state-of-the-art project with a total planned capacity of 34.8 MW critical IT load from 2 data center buildings. The first facility, which is now live, has a 17.4 MW IT load capacity.
MIST subsea cable, constructed by consortium members including NTT Communications India Network Service Pte. Ltd. and Orient Link Pte. Ltd., is the first cable system for NTT group to directly provide connectivity to/from India. It spans an impressive 8,100 km and will connect Malaysia, India, Singapore, and Thailand. The MIST cable system also represents India’s first cable landing of a 12-fiber pair capacity, capable of carrying more than 200 Tbps of data.
Shekhar Sharma, CEO & Managing Director – NTT Global Data Centers & Cloud Infrastructure India Pvt. Ltd & NTT Communications India Network Services Pvt. Ltd. said, “The launch of the state-of-the-art data center campus along with the MIST cable system in Chennai mark major milestones in our journey in India. These projects are perfect examples of Japanese design quality and global expertise, tailored to the Indian market. They have reinforced our position as the leader for data center services in India and helped transform Chennai into the new destination for data centers in Southeast Asia. We’re glad to be able to play a part in making Chennai the gateway connecting digital businesses across India, Southeast Asia, and the world. With our capabilities, we’re eager to help our clients unlock greater value from their digital transformation efforts.”
With the launch of the Chennai 2 Data Center campus, NTT’s data center footprint in the country has grown to 16facilities, with more than 3.1 million sq. ft. (288,104.09 m2) and 205 MW of IT power, further strengthening its position as the market leader in India in this segment.