Web Werks has announced the acquisition of an industrial building that will be converted for its first data center in the prime location of Whitefield, Bengaluru. Bengaluru is an emerging data center market that has been witnessing a demand for data-driven services, cloud, and colocation. The new highly interconnected data center will offer 110,000 square feet of colocation space supported by a significant power capacity of up to 20 MVA of gross power with an expected IT load of up to 10MW of which half of the required power is already on site. The first phase of delivery is expected to be completed by Q4 2022.
The Bengaluru data center will cater to the increasing demand for Enterprise and Edge data centers. The facility will serve as an excellent hub for hosting, colocation, cloud on-ramp, storage, and network needs of businesses in the Southern India region, while also serving as a disaster recovery facility for enterprises across the world. ‘’The addition of this data center is part of our national expansion and we are extremely happy and grateful to the Government of Karnataka for their support,” said Nikhil Rathi, CEO, Web Werks data centers.
Web Werks, which entered into a joint venture with Iron Mountain Data Centers in early 2021, focuses on strengthening the carrier, cloud, and content-neutral interconnection ecosystem so that customers can harness the platform for their growth. ‘’We are very pleased with the announcement of this new facility that enhances our ambitions to grow a strong presence in the Indian data center market through the Joint Venture we have with Web Werks,” said Michael Goh, VP & GM, APAC Iron Mountain Data Centers. “This highly interconnected data center in a new market creates great opportunities in one of the fastest-growing markets in the country.’’ The Bengaluru facility will offer a wide choice of service providers including all major carriers, ISPs, Internet Exchanges (IXs), SD-WAN providers, and CDN/ OTT providers.
With the addition of this data center, Web Werks & Iron Mountain Data Centers has undertaken major investments to expand its footprints across IT and financial hubs of India to strengthen its data center solutions and support the digital transformations of customers in India. With a combined footprint capability of 225,000 square feet, Web Werks operates three strategically located data centers in Mumbai, Pune, and Delhi NCR. The company has already announced a second standalone data center in Navi Mumbai, with a 100,000 square foot area and 12.5MW capacity.