NTT Com's Indian data centre capacity up 70% after facility launches

30 July 2018 | Jason McGee-Abe

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NTT Communications has expanded its data centre capacity in India by 70% after its Netmagic subsidiary launched two new high-density and hyperscale data centres.

Netmagic, one of the leading managed hosting and multi-cloud hybrid IT solution providers in India, said its Mumbai data centre (Mumbai DC 6) will offer 7,900 sq m of server room area (equivalent to 2,750 racks) and its Bangalore data centre (Bangalore DC 3) will offer 5,700 sq m of server room area (equivalent to 1,500 racks).

"This occasion is of great pride for us, as these new data centres in Mumbai and Bangalore reflect the added advantage of Netmagic's operational excellence in managed services. This gives these data centres the capability of becoming the new benchmark for the industry in India," said Takanobu Maeda, senior vice president global business and member of the Board at NTT Communications.

"These facilities are a part of our Nexcenter brand of global data centre services providing end-to-end ICT solutions combining data centre/cloud, network and managed services, thereby, capitalising on the trend of enterprises' migrating their on-premise systems to the cloud."

The data centres will deliver Netmagic's entire suite of services including managed colocation, dedicated hosting, multi-cloud, IT infrastructure monitoring and management, managed security, disaster recovery and managed app hosting. The Mumbai and Bangalore data centres are operational with some marquee-anchored customers on-board already.

Enterprises are demanding increasingly complex and diversified ICT environments to digitally transform their businesses. In particular, companies require hybrid ICT environments that combine security and reliability for core tasks and flexibility and agility for artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT) and fintech technologies.

"On the 20th anniversary of Netmagic, it gives me great pleasure to announce our two new data centres in Mumbai and Bangalore, which will facilitate Indian and multi-national enterprises in experiencing our state-of-the-art facilities," added Sharad Sanghi, MD and CEO of Netmagic.

"Given Mumbai's and Bangalore's business importance, Netmagic's Mumbai DC 6 and Bangalore DC 3 are poised to become the very heart of India's IT Infrastructure needs, offering the right platform for enterprises and start-ups alike, to grow, scale and innovate in order to take business to the next level."

India is Asia's third-largest market for data centre services, following only Japan and China, and market growth is averaging high annual rates of 25% to 30%. Data centres are using increasingly more data as large IT providers launch new cloud services for mobile internet, e-commerce, IoT and big data. NTT Com, which offers Netmagic data centres in Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi (Noida) and Chennai, opened its India Bangalore 2 data centre in 2014 and India Mumbai 5 data centre (Mumbai DC5) in 2015. In mid-2017, NTT Com announced that it has acquired a virtual network operator – international long distance (VNO-ILD) licence in India through its subsidiary, NTT Communications India Network Services (NTTCINS).

At the start of the year, Mumbai-IX, powered by DE-CIX, deployed a point of presence (PoP) in Netmagic's DC5 data centre facility expanding its footprint in the region. Speaking at the time, Ivo Ivanov, board member of the Mumbai-IX operating company DE-CIX Interwire India, said: "Mumbai-IX is proud to establish a presence in Netmagic's flagship data centre. This will be one of our key deployments in this market and allows both our big global customers and regional networks to establish settlement-free interconnection with each other. The NTT group is a trusted partner for DE-CIX and we are happy that, in addition to the partnership we have with the NTT data centre "eShelter" in Frankfurt (Germany), we now are able to expand this to Mumbai."