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Yotta builds Asia’s largest and world’s second-largest data center building in Mumbai

Yotta Infrastructure has built the largest data center building in India. Named Yotta NM1, it is the first data center building in a series of five buildings which will be built at the Integrated Yotta Data Center Park. Certified by Uptime Institute, Yotta NM1 is now the largest Tier IV Data Center in Asia and second-largest in the world.

The 600-acre Yotta NM1 Data Center building is located in the Hiranandani Fortune City in Panvel, which is close to both Mumbai and Pune. The building exhibits 7,200 racks, 50 MW of power and covers 820,000 sq. ft. of area. There are 4 redundant self-owned fiber paths that connect the datacenter to national highways.

The company says that once the complete five buildings are in action, these will have a capacity of around 30,000 racks and 250 MW power. Even the single NM1 datacenter can host cloud, content and OTT operators, along with crucial enterprise and government applications.

NM1, now the largest datacenter building in India and Asia, was inaugurated in a virtual event that hosted Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister of Maharashtra; Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, India; as well as Subash Desai, Minister of Industries and Mining, Maharashtra.

“Govt of India said, Covid-19 has made the digital future into reality and given us a new perspective on life. The Maharashtra government is inviting investors to come to our state to do business here and we will extend all support and cooperation to them,” said Uddhav Thackeray.

“We’ve launched the Maha Jobs portal just yesterday for job seekers from the state and also to facilitate workers for industries to act a bridge between employers and employment seekers. By the evening we received thousands of applications and it is a great example of the power of Digital. Working from home has also been made possible by a robust digital infrastructure even in the face of a pandemic and the Hiranandani’s are enabling work of the future today with Yotta Infrastructure. The government of Maharashtra will extend all support towards this endeavour,” he added.

This is an ultramodern datacenter building that will run on on-site power infrastructure. Yotta will soon power its NM1 datacenter with own solar power plant and on-site captive co-gen power plant based on gas. This will enable it to provide the businesses and operators with a reliable, green, and budget-friendly power source.

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“A good data center infrastructure is critical for a robust digital economy and with this data center the Hiranandani Group has yet again delivered on their standards of creating a new benchmark in every industry that they operate in. Under the vision of the Honorable Prime Minister we have launched the Digital India initiative – to empower the country with technology, bridge the divide and bring digital inclusion, and all of this must be achieved through technology that is homegrown,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad.

“This particular data center is a powerful statement of intent that India is rising high in the quest of data security, data use and data innovation. For the success of Digital India, we must become a big global Data Refinery – data cleaning, data processing, data innovation and research – and all of this will need to be done keeping in mind data privacy laws. We shall never compromise on the data sovereignty of India. The data economy has a lot of potential and in all its promise – a good data center is the pillar it builds on,” he added.

Apart from Navi Mumbai, Yotta will also build similar datacenter parks in New Delhi and Chennai. The company says that it will be investing around INR 3500 crores in next 3 years and around INR 15,000 crores in the next 7 to 10 years on these datacenter parks.

“Foreign hyperscale cloud players, and OTT companies are looking to setup large bases in India. A hyper-scale Data Centre Park with the scalable ecosystem of power, fiber and skillsets, like what Yotta offers, gives them quick access to large colo capacity from day one from a multi-tenanted data centre like NM1 and also gives them long term sustainability at the same site with the availability of customised single tenanted data centres and in-campus fiber networks,” said Sunil Gupta, Managing Partner & CEO – Yotta Infrastructure.

“Enterprises can expect from Yotta a fully managed hybrid IT infrastructure – combination of colo, private cloud, public cloud and IT management skills on a low-risk, pay-as-you-use model, that creates a win-win situation for everyone. Yotta hit the ground running within a year, and I am pleased to say that the interest garnered by Yotta from enterprises has been overwhelming. We are pleased to house many anchor customers at Yotta NM1 already, and the list will only continue to grow,” Sunil added.

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Dade2 introduces opening of Miami, FL Datacenter

Dade2, a Managed Enterprise Cloud hosting provider, is happy to announce the launch of its Miami data center location. Immediately available in this location are Dade2’s Cloud servers, Dedicated Servers, Colocation and private cloud service offerings. The data center, located in Downtown Miami is just minutes away from Miami International Airport, provides low-latency and high-network throughput to both North America and Latin America.

Now, operating in Europe, the United States and Iceland, Dade2’s first USA datacenter location has been strategically selected to better cater to the needs of clients in both USA and Latin America. Dade2’s expansion roadmap demonstrates the strategic launching of additional regions by Q2 2020.

“We are seeing strong demand from network, cloud and content customers looking to leverage our DC in Miami for access to the Latin American market. With the Miami facility, Dade2 can offer access to the lowest latency route to LATAM and provide a full range of managed hosting and colocation services delivered by our regional partners,” Daroya said.

This Tier III+ Datacenter is HIPAA compliant and ISO 27001 certified to meet specific demand from financial companies.

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Edge Congress Europe is edging closer, here’s why you should be there!

With industry predictions of the connection of billions of installed devices and embedded sensors over the next 5-years and the success story in North America, Europe is on the edge of large-scale deployment of this critical technology. Sectors such as automobile, manufacturing, utilities, oil and gas, gaming and retail are turning to Edge technology with Germany boasting a first mover advantage when it comes to regulation, technological adoption and standards.

The focus of Edge Europe at present is in deploying within the aforementioned complex manufacturing plants, and in developing automated car systems and motorways. Smart factories offer a very interesting case study as technologies and devices within a typical manufacturing plant delivering precision engineering, the storage and security of data necessary to facilitate this becomes more and more critical.

With this in mind, the premier gathering of Edge technology manufacturers, early adopters of Edge and the new wave of Edge deployers Edge Europe 2020, will be hosting this year’s European event in Frankfurt, Mainz, Germany 26th March.

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Speaking at the event this year includes; AJ Byers, President International, Compass Data Centers, Mathieu Duperre, Chief Executive Officer, EdgeGap, Jason Rylands, Vice President, Business Development, German Edge Cloud, Eddie Kilbane, Chief Executive Officer, DataPlex, Harald Summa, Chairman, DE-CIX.

The agenda will be a mix of seminar sessions from keynote speakers, panel discussions from thought leaders and early adopters, roundtables and a unique Q&A session. Topics include, Leaders at the Edge, which covers broad strategic priorities for edge, exploring how the market has developed to date and the direction in which it is going. An overview of Enterprise activity and strategy will include speakers from automobile, manufacturing, rail and IoT to give a unique view of their IT strategies.

The roundtables are hosted by an industry expert who will moderate a session between 10 – 15 of your peers while they openly discuss pain points such as budget. This format is an opportunity for you to have a deep dive and interactive examination of the most pressing topics. Injecting life into the ecosystem at the Edge is an insightful examination of the ecosystem.

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By visiting the event this year, you will have insight through a full agenda, access to the roundtables and opportunity to network with Edge professionals and peers to share challenges and offer solutions as we drill down into specific pain points and commercial challenges emerging.

In addition, key edge players you can meet at the event include; DH Capital, Starline, IBM, Rittal and Stulz. The event is a diverse ecosystem of edge players, infrastructure, hardware, software, AI, connectivity, real estate, investors, telecommunications, and end users.

This annual forum will give you clarity on the pathway forward for Edge in Europe.

Visit http://bit.ly/edge-europe-2020 to find out more.

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“Our facility connected to AWS, Google, and Alibaba Cloud provides us the largest reach in India”– Hriday Biyani, CEO, Diadem Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

This week we talked to Hriday Biyani, CEO – Diadem Technologies, India’s leading cloud service provider, providing cloud, dedicated and hybrid hosting solutions across the globe. In business since 2000, they provide state of the art hosted solutions to clients who need a secure, highly available and redundant datacenter hosting environment backed with 99.95% uptime SLA and 24×7 technical support.

Read on as he discusses how the ability to provide hybrid cloud services keeps them a step ahead of their competitors, trends that he sees in the IT industry in the next 5 years and more.

1. A summary of your business, including history, founding members- about, number of years in the industry, number of clients, service offerings, website link, etc.

It was while studying for my graduation that I realized the necessity of doing something worthwhile in my free time rather than just pursuing the regular career options like a CA or an MBA.  In 2000, there was this internet boom, same as today’s cloud boom. Thus, while pursuing my college, I thought to explore the opportunities in the internet-based technology market.

Domain registration was a complicated process earlier at that time. There were only three major domain extensions then as compared to today, now there are thousands to choose from. People were looking for website development and hosting services. So, I first took it up as a hobby. I enjoyed learning new things and learnt website development skills like HTML, designing, coding, and so on.

While I was working as a freelancer, I came across a company, Pugmarks, web development and hosting company based in Chandigarh, India. Pugmarks offered me the opportunity to work as their channel partner. I worked for them for about a year and exited the company in the year 2001.

During that time, I learnt much about the fledgeling internet industry, about ethics, discipline, work-delivery on time, business etiquettes. Overall, I was able to understand both the technical aspect and the business aspects of convincing clients to opt for our services.

Inspired by the exciting changes in the IT industry, I decided to launch Diadem Technologies in Kolkata in partnership with my brother in the year 2001. The company was later incorporated as a private limited company in 2003.

Our focus was to deliver high-quality web development and hosting services to our clients. Our team worked exceptionally well with dedication and hard work and provided everything that our clients needed.

The company’s real growth happened in 3-4 years, on average, it was almost 50% growth YoY. By 2007, Diadem had more than 500 clients across the world. Our goal is to keep that success and achieve better results year over year. We are still internally funded and have been a zero-debt entity since inception. Currently, we serve over 1500+ active clients on our infrastructure.

2. What challenges or pain points you faced before tasting success?

We have faced challenging times, and I must say all that has kept the business moving forward is passion and the willingness to succeed. We directed the business from just hosting to web development too, and we were able to get on our feet within months.

Later, in 2008, we were going through a tough time. Our web development service was not working okay, as the clients were not taking on new projects. So, we decided to close this unit and focus solely on the hosting business which was growing rapidly as virtualisation had become an acceptable solution for server consolidation and the market was growing rapidly. This all went well till 2012.

In 2013, we faced difficulty when dollar appreciated by over 20% vis a vis the INR. As we were dependent on global data centers only and took servers on rent from companies abroad who accepted payments in USD our input cost increased and almost wiped out all our hosting margins. At that time, we couldn’t go for low-priced data centers too, as our clients would not accept a low-quality service nor could we increase prices as the competition was quite intense.

Around 2014, data center focused companies started coming into India, especially, in Maharashtra. So, we decided to host at GPX, an Uptime Certified TIER IV Data Center facility in Mumbai.

…luckily, things went well. We took every challenge as an opportunity. We grew rapidly compared to how we were growing earlier.

In 2014, we became a member of NASSCOM. In 2016 and 2018, we were awarded the best cloud hosting provider in East by ITPV. In 2019 we also became ISO 27001 Certified Cloud Service Provider which is another commitment towards our client data security and privacy.

3. What do you consider your strengths that helped you take your business to new heights?

Our USPs are as follows:

  • Self-owned and managed datacenter network at India’s only Uptime Certified TIER IV datacenter facility in Mumbai, India with 99.999% uptime SLA.
  • Redundant, multi-homed network with all leading carriers in India (VSNL, Vodafone, Bharti and BSNL).
  • Enterprise-grade hardware and networking equipment from Supermicro, Brocade, CISCO, Seagate, Intel, Fortinet and other leading hardware providers.
  • Partnerships with Parallels, Microsoft, Idera, Globalsign, Cloudflare, Plesk and other leading software solution providers.
  • Automated full data backup and recovery solutions are included with all our hosted solutions.
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The facility that we provide in India is giving us the largest reach. And, this facility is connected to AWS, Google, and Alibaba Cloud.

For instance, I have a hybrid model on AWS or Alibaba. To provide the services, I can just connect my network to their network, and we will become part of the same network. This, I believe, no other hosting provider is delivering.

“Everyone is saying you move to the cloud, but we say you become hybrid, you will save more cost.”

We are about to launch new services like Acronis through our partnerships to deepen ties with our existing vendors. We are also planning to work with SMEs to leverage the partnerships with our partners, vendors and service providers.

Through our widest network, we will have the highest impact in the industry in the coming years.

4. What sets your business apart from your competitors?

We can provide hybrid cloud services which is a plus point when compared to our competitors.

5. What trends do you see in your industry in the next 5 years?

I feel that the bigger cloud providers and the hyperscalers are going to invest more in India in the coming years. And, we as a hosting provider need to differentiate ourselves in this environment. It is not going to be easy because there are a lot of people who are doing the same thing, and there are a lot of companies who are not hosting companies, but they are also doing cloud.

We need to shift our focus and provide multi-cloud, hybrid services to our customers in a cost-effective manner. We are also bringing in the latest technologies like DR as a service, which we think can make a great opportunity.

6. What is in your roadmap for the year 2020?

We will be offering advanced services, Acronis, DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service), and multi-cloud operations and also cloud cost optimization services.

We are planning to launch hybrid cloud solutions leveraging our relationship with the public cloud providers.

Next, we are a partner of Zimbra that provides hybrid hosting solutions. So, let’s say you have 500 email IDs and you don’t want to host all IDs on G-suite or on Office365. So, here we can offer a solution by which some of the IDs can be hosted on Office365 or G-suite, and the rest can be hosted on Zimbra. So, it’s a cost-efficient solution. We can call it Hybrid Cloud for Email.

We also plan to offer an On-Prem to Offsite DR + Replication on our datacenter network which would be an increasing need for clients who have servers on-prem and need a DR and replication solution for the same.

We also have plans to increase and augment our staff strength to cater to new service lines and offerings and we believe we will be able to transform ourselves into a leading provider of Managed Cloud Services in the next couple of years.

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Top 10 best data center service providers in India 2020

“With over 560 million internet users, India is the second-largest online market in the world. It is estimated that by 2023, there would be over 650 million internet users in the country.” Statista *

Indian population is rapidly going digital. The enormous number of internet users using active mobile data via connected devices is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years. Continued internet penetration is furthermore expected with the Government of India supporting public investment in large scale digitalization with its ‘Digital India‘ scheme and with the transition of telecommunications providers (telcos) to high-speed 4G LTE and the soon to come 5G wireless technologies. This presents a huge demand for the data center infrastructure.

Booming cloud adoption is further driving the growth in the Indian data center market.

“The overall India public cloud services market is likely to touch $7.4 billion by 2024 growing at a CAGR of 22.2% for 2020-24,” as per IDC.

Availability of needed real estate and competitive governmental policies are helping global players like Alibaba Cloud, Microsoft, Google and Amazon open data centers on the Indian grounds. The local players, having an advantage over global players in terms of knowing the market conditions well, are also leaving no stones unturned with new launches, innovative offerings and solutions on advanced technologies. Yotta launched Asia’s Largest Uptime Institute certified Tier IV Datacenter in Navi Mumbai in July 2020; Web Werks launched its fourth data center in Pune in August 2020; NxtGen is providing transformational services with DevCloud, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), ESDS providing smart city solutions and AI services, and a lot more.

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Data center is a critical component for any enterprise for hosting their crucial business data and applications. Investing in a top-notch one is the deciding factor that can make all the difference between its success or failure. It’s equally important, if not more than a bank, for secure and successful working of an organization in today’s borderless world. Hence, we have summarized a list of top ten players in the data center space in India.

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Largest data center solution providers in India

Please note that it is not a comprehensive list of either data center providers or their features and product offerings. Also, the data center service providers listed below have been arranged in alphabetical order and do not represent any ranking as such.

1. CtrlS

CtrlS is an ANSI/ITA-942 certified Rated 4 Datacenter and managed services provider headquartered in India. CtrlS operates one million square feet of data center space across seven state-of-the-art facilities, including Hyderabad, Mumbai, Noida, and Bangalore. As per CtrlS, it is serving 60 of the Fortune 500 global multinationals.

Mumbai data center facility of CtrlS is LEED Platinum certified v4 O+M data center by United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Its Mumbai DC2 is a Rated-4 facility. It is covered by solar panels generating 1 MW of power. Its Noida facility is 100% quake proof and pollution free data center facility.

CtrlS has started working on its plan of expanding its footprint by 5 million square feet. It has acquired the land for constructing 2 million square feet hyperscale data center park in Navi Mumbai; 2 million square feet hyperscale data center park in Hyderabad; and plans are in wings for a 1 million square feet facility in Chennai.

2. ESDS

Founded in 2005, ESDS is a leading managed data center service and auto-scalable cloud solution provider. ESDS is working steadfastly towards establishing a huge customer base.

It provides managed data center services, managed cloud solutions, virtualization, and disaster recovery hosting, backed with technical support.

ESDS has its presence in the following industry verticals – Banking & Finance, Manufacturing, Education, Energy & Utilities, Healthcare, eCommerce, Agriculture, IT, Entertainment & Media, Telecom, Government, and Travel & Tourism.

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3. GPX Global Systems Inc.

GPX develops and operates private, carrier-neutral, state-of-the-art Tier 4 data centers in emerging, but fast-growing commercial markets within the MENA and South Asia markets. GPX’s data centers are thriving carrier-neutral internet ecosystems, and home to the largest carriers, cloud service providers, content providers and internet providers.

GPX offers secure and highly reliable carrier-neutral data centers to both -domestic and international clients looking to colocate their crucial business infrastructure.

Its first data center was in Cairo in 2007. It opened its second Egyptian data center in early 2016, a 3000 M², Tier 4 facility located in New Cairo, Egypt.

GPX opened the first Tier 4 facility in South Asia in June 2012. It was a 3000 M² data center in Mumbai. Due to rising demand for high-quality facilities and service levels in India, GPX has announced its second Mumbai data center, GPX Mumbai 2 – a 6000 M², Tier 4 facility with 16 MW total power that will be available in Q2 2019.

GPX’s customers include Telcos, Cloud Service Providers, Internet Service Providers, CDNs, e-businesses and enterprise clients.

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4. Netmagic (An NTT Communications Company)

Netmagic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT Communications, is a leading managed hosting and multi-cloud hybrid it solution provider with 9 carrier-neutral, state-of-the-art hyperscale and high-density data centers. It serves more than 2000 enterprises globally.

Netmagic, headquartered in Mumbai, also provides Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) services to various enterprise customers globally including NTT Communication’s customers across Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific region.

Netmagic was the first in India to launch services including cloud computing, managed security, Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and software-defined storage.

5. NxtGen

NxtGen enables its customers to build their digital business without investing and managing complex IT infrastructure, by leveraging its hyper-converged infrastructure.

Headquartered in Singapore, NxtGen, is an emerging leader providing completely managed datacenter and cloud services across India and Singapore.

NxtGen deploys and offers IT infrastructure services from both or a combination of on-premise resources and its own facilities – Infinite DatacenterTM, empowering its customers to adopt the latest hybrid computing model.

6. Nxtra Data Limited

Nxtra Data Limited was formed to run Bharti’s business of Data Center Managed Services.

Nxtra now manages 10 Tier III and above and ISO 27001 certified data centres at Manesar, Noida, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bubhaneshwar and Pune. The total facilities provide an approx. 200,000 sq. ft. of floor space.

Nxtra offers an integrated portfolio of data center managed services including co-location, managed hosting, managed services, managed security, managed back-up & storage, virtual compute and cloud along with both domestic and international network connectivity.

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7. Sify Technologies

Sify is a leading integrated ICT Solutions and Services organization in India. It offers a wide range of solutions and products that are delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure reaching over 1550 cities and towns in India.

Sify’s telecom network presently connects 45 data centers across India, including Sify’s 6 concurrently maintainable data centers across the cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru.

In 1998, Sify was the first Indian ISP that helped millions experience the internet for the first time on its network. It was the pioneer of Internet café, data and voice services for international call centers.

Today it has also expanded to the United States, with headquarters in California’s Silicon Valley. It has over 8500 enterprise customers.

8. Tata Communications

Tata Communications Limited, with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications), is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. Tata Communications utilizes its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global network for delivering managed solutions to multi-national companies and communications service providers.

Its global network includes an advanced and largest submarine cable network and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to over 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as approximately 1 million square feet of data centre and colocation space across the globe.

Tata Communications’ reach in the emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and in global international voice communications.

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9. Web Werks

Web Werks Data Centers, located in 3 countries with over six geographically dispersed data centers, have been among the leaders in India for past two decades. They offer reliable hosting services on dedicated servers, cloud, co-location, virtualization and disaster recovery along with 24×7 support and 99.995% up-time guarantee.

Web Werks Data Centers are Carbon Neutral contributing towards Global Go-Green concepts. It is also a SAP certified provider of infrastructure, hosting and cloud operations services.

Web Werks in India is the first Asian data center to hold OIX-2 and host an OIX-1 IXP Mumbai-IX. They also fulfill all the requirement for being a full OpenIX supporter. They are cloud empaneled by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India (MeitY).

Their client list includes Microsoft, Google, Godrej, Canon, TATA, Netflix, Facebook, Akamai, and more. They also have Government sector customers like Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited, Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation, Nabard, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, SIDBI and more.

10. Yotta

Powered by the Hiranandani Group, Yotta design, build and operate infinitely scalable Data Center Parks. Yotta’s 50+ Acres of Data Center Parks will offer 11 Data Center buildings with options ranging from a single rack to an entire building, or even customized DC, supported with a wide range of managed services.

Yotta has a highly experienced (150+ man years) and certified Data Center design team. They claim to have some of the best minds in Electrical, Mechanical, HVAC, Automation, Fire fighting and Physical Security working with them.

Below is a list of most important products and features of data center service providers in India.

Features Ctrls ESDS GPX NetMagic NxtGen Nxtradata Sify Technologies Tata Communications Webwerks Yotta
Co-location High Density ColocationRack Space ColocationServer Colocation Managed Colocation Services Carrier Neutral Colocation Services Per-server (U-wise) colocation service Colocation in High Density Datacenter (HDDC) Shared and Dedicated RackspaceCaged Services / Dedicated DC Suites Shared RacksDedicated RacksSecured Cages Shared, dedicated rack, caged space, remote hands, customer workspace and reporting service. Server ColocationRack Colocation Dedicated Building & Floor Dedicated Hall & Cage Dedicated Hall & Cage
Cloud Solutions Cloud 4CEnterprise CloudCloud Backup & StorageReal CloudCloud SaaS & AppsWhite labelled CloudCloud with load balancer & clustering Government & Smart City CloudBanking Community CloudSAP HANA Community CloudEnterprise Community CloudeNlight Public CloudeNlight Private CloudHybrid CloudeNlight 360° On Premise Hybrid Cloud Solution X Public CloudPrivate CloudMulti-Cloud Enterprise Cloud Services (ECS) Public CloudPrivate CloudHybrid Cloud GoInfinit AWS+ Public Cloud ServicesGoInfinit Private CloudEnterprise CloudVirtual Private Enterprise (VPE) Private Cloud IZO™ Private CloudIZO™ Cloud StorageIZO™ Managed CloudIZO™ Cloud ContainersIZO™ Cloud Analytics Platform Rapid Cloud Hosting ServicesLinux Cloud HostingWindows Cloud HostingTally Cloud HostingPrivate Cloud HostingWordPress Cloud Hosting Public CloudPrivate CloudHybrid CloudCloud Connectivity & SecurityCloud MigrationCloud Management
Cloud Management Portal (CMP) Yes eMagic Porta X NTT Com-Netmagic Cloud Management Platform (CMP) X Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Infrastructure Management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Migration Services Yes Yes Yes SimpliMigrate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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These are the largest data center service providers in India. Tell us your feedback in the comments section. We also invite suggestions to help us make this list better.

*Source: Internet usage in India – Statistics & Facts

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general information purpose only. Price and product information are subject to change. This information has been sourced from the websites and relevant resources available in the public domain of the named vendors as on 22 April, 2020. Daily Host News makes best endeavors to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date, however, it does not warrant or guarantee that anything written here is 100% accurate, timely, or relevant to the website visitors.

Last Update: The article has been updated on 4th January 2021. 

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Proliferation of hybrid computing models among 2020 data center trends identified by Vertiv Experts

Speed of deployment expected to become increasingly critical differentiator

As the world charges into 2020, organizations increasingly will forego the enterprise-or-cloud debate that dominated C-level conversations in recent years in favour of hybrid architectures that incorporate public and private cloud models and edge assets around a reconfigured core. This evolving approach to managing data and computing resources is one of five emerging 2020 data center trends identified by experts from Vertiv, a global provider of IT infrastructure and continuity solutions.

The trending hybrid architectures will allow organizations to maintain control of sensitive data while still meeting soaring demands for more capacity and increased computing capabilities closer to the consumer. As connectivity and availability become conjoined concepts in this new data ecosystem, an increasing premium will be placed on seamless communication from core to cloud to edge.

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“A new equilibrium is emerging in the data center space as the industry wrestles with capacity challenges and advanced applications that are forcing significant changes to data centers of all shapes and sizes,” said Vertiv CEO Rob Johnson. “At the same time, speed of deployment is increasingly becoming a tipping point in technology decisions and will likely shape investment and innovation in the space as we head into 2020. This will manifest itself in many ways, but the message to data center equipment providers is clear: The status quo is not acceptable.”

Additional information on hybrid computing and other trends identified by Vertiv experts is included below.

  1. Hybrid architectures go mainstream: While cloud computing will continue to be an important part of most organizations’ IT strategy, we are seeing a subtle change in strategy as organizations seek to tailor their IT mix and spending to the needs of their applications. As we see more of these hybrid architectures, it becomes increasingly clear that the enterprise data center is alive and well, even if its role is changing to reflect a mix that best serves modern organizations.
  2. Speed of deployment as the new arms race: As capabilities across technologies and systems flatten out, data center and IT managers will increasingly turn to other criteria for selecting equipment. Cost is always a separator, but more and more the decision will depend on how quickly assets can be deployed. When all other factors are close, any advantage in speed of deployment and activation can be the determining factor. This is especially true as computing continues to migrate to the edge in today’s distributed networks, where delivery delays mean lack of service – and revenue.
  3. Average rack density remains static … but: Although average rack density is likely to reflect marginal increases at best, the surge in advanced applications and workloads related to artificial intelligence (AI), such as machine learning and deep learning, will make pockets of high-performance computing necessary and more common. Vertiv experts anticipate early activity in this space in the areas of defense, advanced analytics and manufacturing in 2020, laying the foundation for more widespread adoption in 2021 and beyond. These racks so far represent a miniscule percentage of total racks, but they nevertheless can present unfamiliar power and cooling challenges that must be addressed. The increasing interest in direct liquid cooling is a response to high-performance computing demands.
  4. Batteries pay it forward. In 2016, Vertiv experts predicted lithium-ion batteries would begin to find a home in the data center, and that has proven to be true as lithium-ion today holds a significant share of the UPS battery market. That share is growing and starting to extend to edge sites, where the smaller footprint and reduced maintenance requirements are a natural fit. The next step is leveraging the flexibility of lithium-ion and other emerging battery alternatives, such as thin plate pure lead (TPPL), to offset their costs. As we move into 2020, more organizations will start to sell the stored energy in these batteries back to the utility to help with grid stabilization and peak shaving. Expect this to be an important part of larger conversations around sustainability in the data center industry.
  5. Global cross-pollination: The U.S., particularly Silicon Valley, has been the epicenter of the digital universe and this generation of data center development, but innovation happens everywhere. A parallel digital ecosystem with notable differences is emerging in China. Data centers across Europe and in other Asian and South Pacific markets, such as Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, are evolving and diverging from traditional practices based on specific regional issues related to data privacy and controls and sustainability.

For example, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance is driving hard decisions around data management around the world. Those issues, and more vigorous attention to environmental impacts, are leading to new thinking about hybrid architectures and the value of on-premise computing and data storage. In China, some data centers have been running 240V DC power into manufacturer-modified servers to improve efficiency and reduce costs. DC power has long been a theoretical goal for U.S. data centers, and it’s not hard to envision other parts of the world adopting the model being embraced today in China.

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Vertiv last month announced it will become a publicly traded company through a merger with GS Acquisition Holdings Corp (NYSE: GSAH, GSAH.U, GSAH WS). The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of this year, at which point Vertiv’s stock will trade under the ticker symbol NYSE: VRT.

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Top 10 best data center providers in Singapore in 2020

Asia Pacific’s data center services market size will exceed the European market size by 2021. – PwC

As is the case with data center services market in all other countries, Singaporean data center services market is also experiencing a massive growth due to hyper-scale cloud computing vendors, who have huge data center leasing capacities and the evolution of digital-native enterprises (born-in-the-cloud) that present good opportunities for data center providers in Singapore.

Singaporean market is slated to nearly double in power capacity in the next three years. – Cushman & Wakefield.

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The organizations are attracted to Singapore as it is a prime location, is among most connected cities in the world, has political stability and is run by a pro-business government. Generous economic incentives and lowest corporate tax in the APAC region also contribute a lot to Singapore’s popularity.

However, the competition is intensifying in the data center space and providers have to seek value-added services that they can sell to complement their existing data center product portfolios. Thus, in order to maintain the leadership position, data center providers have to keep innovating and strengthen their customer service experience in Singapore.

Making an investment in a top-notch datacenter is of utmost importance for a business of any size as a data center is as crucial to its operations as a bank, if not more. Hence, we have summarized a list of the top ten players in the data center space in Singapore.

Please note that it is not a comprehensive list of either providers or their features and product offerings. Also, the providers listed below have been arranged in alphabetical order and do not represent any ranking as such.

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Top 10 Data Center Providers in Singapore:

1. 1-Net

1-Net offers a highly safe and best-in-class data center in Singapore. North Data Center of 1-Net is the first Tier III Constructed Facility certified by Uptime Institute in Southeast Asia. It’s New Data Center (GoldPlus) has been awarded BCA-IDA Green Mark. 1-Net North is also in compliance with the Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA) governed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

1-Net deals in carrier-neutral internet data centers, and provides a complete range of integrated services including managed services, domestic and international network connectivity, work area recovery suite, media delivery, and cloud services as well.

1-Net is a venture of Mediacorp enterprise, the leading media company of Singapore that works for a comprehensive range of platforms, spanning radio, television, movies, magazines, out-of-home media and digital.

1-Net data center footprint is expanding in more countries like Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Indonesia.

2. Cyxtera

Cyxtera Technologies combines a global footprint of over 50 state-of-the-art data centers with a portfolio of advanced, cloud- and hybrid-ready analytics and security offerings. It provides over 3,500 service providers, government agencies and enterprises, an integrated, safe and cyber-resilient infrastructure platform for systems and critical applications.

  • Top 3 global colocation market share
  • 2.6 million sq. ft. of data center space
  • 1,100 employees
  • Combined IP and market leadership of Catbird, Cryptzone, Brainspace, and Easy Solutions
  • Expertise in advanced threat and behavioral analytics and identity-centric security.

3. Digital Realty

Established in 2004, Digital Realty finds its foundation on digital trust with core values driven by excellence, customer centricity, and teamwork. It has 210+
Data Centers in 14 countries, 35 metros, and 5 continents.

Digital Realty supports the colocation, data center, and interconnection strategies of customers across APAC, the Americas and EMEA. The services range from information technology and cloud services, social networking, communications to financial services, energy, manufacturing, and consumer products.

Digital Realty fulfills capacity, global coverage and ecosystem connectivity requirements for companies of varying sizes by offering the leading global platform for centers of data exchange, colocation, and interconnection solutions.

4. Epsilon

Headquartered in Singapore, Epsilon is a cloud-centric world-leading service provider of connectivity and communications. It connects 220 data centers in 39 cities. Epsilon’s SDN platform named Infiny by Epsilon combines a web-based portal, on-demand connectivity, and APIs for providing partners with simple yet effective solutions. All Epsilon services get powered by a hyper-scalable, carrier-grade, global backbone that connects the communications and technology hubs around the globe. Epsilon has offices in Sofia, London, Dubai, and New York.

Epsilon Telecommunications Limited is owned by Epsilon Global Communications. It was founded in London in early 2003. Epsilon is 100% privately owned with subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, and the US. The group holding Epsilon Global Communications, is incorporated in Singapore.

5. Equinix

Equinix, Inc. is the leading global interconnection and data center company that connects businesses to their customers, partners and employees with the most interconnected data centers. In 53 markets on five continents worldwide, Equinix Singapore helps companies come together, interconnect everyone, realize new opportunities, integrate whatever they need to create their digital futures to accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.

6. Global Switch

Global Switch owns, operates and develops large-scale, network dense, carrier and cloud-neutral multi-tenanted data centers in Asia-Pacific and Europe. These data centers offer rich, carrier and cloud-neutral ecosystems and provide security, reliability, and flexibility required by the customers for housing their IT infrastructure.

Global Switch operates 13 data centers in major connectivity hubs across Asia-Pacific and Europe and provides approximately 380,000 sq m of advanced technical space.

Europe: Paris, Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, Madrid
Asia-Pacific: Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney

With Global Switch, customers can establish direct connections to a wide variety of service providers and get flexibility to diversify their networks. They can also connect directly to major cloud providers, Internet Exchanges and carriers as well as ISP networks in each of the data centers.

7. Keppel Data Centers

Keppel Data Centers owns some of the highly advanced data centers in Singapore. They help businesses stay more connected with a global financial center and data center hub of Southeast Asia. They provide customized solutions with carrier-neutral fiber-optic networks, advanced infrastructure and uninterrupted power supply.

They have designed, built and operate state-of-the-art data centers like Keppel DC Singapore 1, Keppel DC Singapore 2 and Keppel DC Singapore 3. All three are a part of Keppel DC REIT portfolio, the first data center real estate investment trust that has been listed in Asia.

The datacenters keep the data secure with multiple built-in redundancies and a full range of colocation services connected to a vast ecosystem of interconnected networks, cloud-based services, and enterprises.

8. Racks Central

Funded privately by major equity partners, Racks Central provides premium-grade data center space and managed services for the Asia Pacific region. A Tier 3 ready data center is operated by Racks Central for enterprise customers in Singapore and beyond. Their focus is to provide a highly secured world-class facility to clients for whom data integrity is essential.

Racks Central staffs highly-trained specialists and is driven by a team of industry experts. Their team has years of experience in large-scale complex IT systems, power generation, data center operations, and engineering for high-tech industries.

Racks Central is uniquely positioned for satisfying the IT hosting, connectivity and security requirements of telecommunication carriers, enterprises and service providers from all over the region.

9. SingTel

With headquarters in Singapore, Singtel has 140 years of operating experience and has played a pivotal role in the country’s development as a major communications hub. By market capitalization, it is one of the largest listed Singapore companies on the Singapore Exchange.

Singtel’s subsidiary in Australia – Optus, is a leading player in integrated telecommunications and a provider of innovative products and services.

Singtel has strategically invested in Asia and Africa. The leading companies include Advanced Info Service (Thailand), Bharti Airtel (India, South Asia, and Africa), Globe Telecom (the Philippines) and Telkomsel (Indonesia).

The Group has a number of offices throughout Europe, the Asia Pacific and the USA, serves 700+ million mobile customers and employs more than 23,000 staff around the globe.

10. ST Telemedia

The guiding principles of ST Telemedia are Invest. Build. Grow. Contribute. Beginning operations in 1994, ST Telemedia has ensured that deep domain expertise, innovation, and technology are at the core of what they do. Their ‘synergy by design’ approach has helped them build a strong presence in three areas – Communications & Media, Infrastructure Technology and Data Centers.

ST Telemedia has made strategic acquisitions and investments with a major footprint in main global economic hubs in the UK, Singapore, India, Thailand, and China. Primarily focused on the UK/Europe and Asia-Pacific, their agile and multi-tenant business model has ensured that their global data center assets are diversified and differentiated.

Below is a list of the most important products and features of data center service providers in Singapore. Read on to know more about which is tier 4 data center in Singapore, tier 3 data center in Singapore and so on.

(Please Note: Here NA stands for Information Not Available on website/public domain)

Features 1-Net Cyxtera Digital Realty Epsilon Equinix Global Switch Keppel Data Centers Racks Central SingTel ST Telemedia
Co-location Singapore Yes Colocation ServicesCXD On-Demand Colocation ColocationLow latency Colocation Colocation Solutions Colocation Services Yes Yes Co-location Services Colocation Services Colocation Services & Solutions
Cloud Solutions Cloud – 1-Net Alchemy Cloud Interconnection AWS Direct ConnectOracle FastConnectGoogle Cloud InterconnectIBM Direct LinkMulti-Cloud AccessLand and Expand Direct Cloud ConnectAWS via Direct ConnectAlibaba Cloud via Express ConnectGoogle Cloud via Partner InterconnectIBM Cloud via Cloud Direct LinkMicrosoft Azure via ExpressrouteOracle Cloud via Fast Connect Cloud Exchange FabricPrivate CloudsPublic CloudsHybrid CloudsCloud Service Providers Cloud Services NA Dedicated Servers (Managed/Unmanaged)Nano DC (Nano Data Center)Cloud StorageCloud Managed ServicesCloud Ready InfrastructureCloud Computing Cloud Services Cloud Connect
Locations Singapore (expanding its data center footprint in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia) United States (17) , Canada (3), United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Australia, China, Tokyo, Singapore North America (19), Europe (4), Australia (2), China, Japan (2), Singapore, Asia pacific, South America (3) Singapore, Hong Kong, London, New York United States (76), Brazil (6), Canada (2), Colombia, Bulgaria (2), Finland (6), France (6), Germany (10), Ireland (4), Italy (3), Netherlands (11), Poland (3), Portugal, Spain (4), Sweden (3), Switzerland (6), Turkey, UAE (3), UK (13), Brazil (6) Amsterdam (2), Frankfurt (2), London (2), Madrid, Paris (2), Hong Kong, Singapore (2), Sydney Singapore (5), Australia (5), Malaysia (2), Ireland (2), The Netherlands (2), United Kingdom (2), Germany, HongKong Singapore, China Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong with access to 20+ DCs across China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Europe and USA Singapore (7), Thailand, India (15), China (58), United Kingdom (10)
Number of datacenters 2 (North & East) 60 210+ 5 190+ 13 20 2 12 90
Total Capacity Approx. 20,000 sq m. 2.6 Million sq feet 34.5 million rentable square feet 32,720 sq feet 22.2 million square feet 380,000 sq m 190,000 sq ft 10k sqm (Only China one) 1.3 million sq feet 2.15 Million Sq. Ft.
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Sustainable energy usage to define the rising adoption of green data centers

Serving as a major requirement for data centers worldwide, internet and cloud services have been profusely rising over the past few years. This substantial growth in the demand for the internet has brought into picture its harmful impact – the surging environmental impact, growing public cognizance, and higher cost of energy. This has prompted the data center companies to lay focus on adopting the green policy which would lead to unprecedented growth of the green data center industry by the end of 2026.

Elaborating further, energy stands as a major central component for the data centers to cater to the customer requirements pertaining to high-speed data services. Estimates claim that the data centers worldwide consumed approximately 416 terawatts of total electricity generated on the planet in 2016, and the number is only increasing by the day. This calls for an urgent need for companies to devise strategies to reduce the carbon emissions and augment the energy efficacy in the upcoming years.

As per the survey released by AFCOM State of the Data Center, nearly 70 per cent of data-center providers showcased that the power density per racks has grown tremendously since 2013. This has enabled the managers to opt for novel ways to power the respective data centers with renewable energy sources.

The data center industry is highly consolidated. On these grounds, major players are ensuring high adoption rates of green data centers to contribute to ecological sustainability. One such breakthrough is achieved by the tech- giant, Google Inc.

Green Data Center Market

Google, since 2014, has been reducing the energy utilization up to 50 per cent through the establishment of advanced temperature management practices to combat the facility energy use. Not to mention, the company has made hefty investments in the data centers and experimental technology as compared t any other data center providers, but its step towards the ‘green economy’ has set a good example for the industries.

Why ‘green’ data centers in the first place?

The robust proliferation of smartphones across the globe has had significant implications on the cost of operation and the environment of the data centers.

As the customer base for electronic products is rapidly increasing, businesses are on the go to extend their storage and data retention demands. This marks the operation of millions of servers globally on a daily basis which is often upgraded and managed but remains unused for a larger period of time. This, in turn, implies a major waste of money and precious energy.

Green data centers help tackle this waste appropriately, as they are suitably designed to reduce energy consumption, increase energy efficiency, and lower carbon footprints.

The use of power for IT equipment in data centers outweighs the energy needed to cool it down. The IT equipment operating temperatures have increased manifold in the recent years thereby reducing the need for mechanical cooling in various climates. The deployment of artificial intelligence across business operations has added to the reduction in greenhouse gas emission as well.

Embedding innovative technological solutions into data centers has not only left a positive impact on the environment but it also yields business profitability which could contribute to the rising demand for data centers globally.

Related read: Modular Data Center Market to hit $50 Billion by 2025

A path to sustainability

The technology used for data centers is drastically changing every now and then. This is directly establishing newer growth avenues for clean power. Hefty advancements in renewable energy and storage solutions are giving rise to the opportunity to self-generate power as compared to the dependency on the utilities.

Concurrently, the unison of the data centers with organizations and customers who are interested in the development of sustainable solutions, would help suffice their goals of establishing green data centers.

A step towards the development of ecological data center has already been taken by the companies with an intent to drive sustainability transformation forward. Industry mammoths like Facebook and Microsoft have pledged to make use of 100 per cent renewable energy which would accelerate the product demand in the upcoming years.

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“Cloud services, data analytics and greater connectivity worldwide drive demand in data centre market” – Janne Paananen, Eaton EMEA

Asia’s power landscape is set to expand, in-line with the fast-growing pace of digital transformation. Businesses and data centre operators will look towards renewable energy to meet surging energy demand arising from growing data transmission, while avoiding a corresponding increase in its environmental impact.

We interviewed Eaton’s Technology Manager – Janne Paananen and requested insights on data centre landscape and the upcoming trends in Asia and Europe, challenges for existing power infrastructure, international data standards, green data centres and more. Read on.

1. Powering Asia’s digital economy ambitions: What are some challenges for existing power infrastructure?

One of the biggest challenges today is ensuring that existing power infrastructure can meet the growing demand for energy in Asia. It’s predicted that by 2040, Asia will dominate global energy demand. This will be driven by the region’s growing Internet economy – in Southeast Asia, the Internet economy is likely to reach an astounding US$300billion by 2025.

As the region moves into an internet-enabled world where ‘always-on’ is the new norm, data centres will play an increasingly important role in maintaining the uptime of critical infrastructures and systems. To meet this surging demand, businesses will need to invest in new and robust power infrastructures, or identify cost-effective ways to retrofit legacy infrastructures.

Improving universal energy access will also continue to be a challenge for many nations in Asia, where over 700 million people live without access to electricity. As a result of factors ranging from geographic inaccessibility to a lack of resources, many communities still face challenges connecting to the main grid. Exploring the use of sustainable, off-grid solutions such as solar mini-grids and microgrids will be critical to facilitating energy access for these communities.

2. How has the data centre landscape in Asia and Europe evolved? Any upcoming trends?

Globally, the data centre market has been growing exponentially, as applications such as cloud services, data analytics and greater connectivity worldwide drive the surging demand.

In recent years, there has been increased attention on Singapore and the surrounding ASEAN region as a growing data centre hub. In 2018, APAC’s data centre market overtook the EMEA market, and is expected to become the world’s largest by 2021. The Singapore data centre market in particular, which holds about 50% of Southeast Asia’s data centre capacity, attracted US$550 million of the US$1.37 billion investment in total real estate investment between 2018 – 2019. In the face of changing local regulations around data protection and privacy as well as increasing costs, investors are also starting to look into neighbouring ASEAN countries, such as Indonesia and Vietnam for new growth opportunities.

Comparatively, Europe’s data centre market is more mature and is characterised by growth in both traditional growth markets and new growth regions. Europe’s data centre growth trajectory is being shaped by the shift from on-site data centres towards collocated data centres. Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80% of enterprises will shut down their traditional data centres. Hyperscale operators will also drive the demand for collocated providers, as building new facilities requires time, and may not take place fast enough to meet the demand for their services.

3. How do Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems ensure business continuity and environmental sustainability when powering high-energy infrastructures?

Smart energy management in data centres is critical to business continuity. For many businesses that rely on data centres, anything less than the highest degree of uptime possible is unfavourable. Depending on the industry, outages can result in profit loss, the disruption of business operations and for organisations such as hospitals, critical life services. Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems ensure that a steady, reliable power supply keeps critical, high-energy infrastructures running.

Advancements in UPS technology is making Asia’s transition to the greater use of renewables a more achievable goal for many businesses. For instance, Eaton’s EnergyAware UPS technology equips UPS with energy management capabilities, allowing it to provide a continuous power supply to infrastructures, and balance the power system in the event of a power outage. More importantly, it has the ability to detect and stabilise fluctuations in power grids caused by the intermittent nature of renewable energy. Such technology is especially critical as the world seeks to increase the proportion of renewables in the energy mix.

4. What is the appetite for green data centres in Asia (in terms of growth potential and resilience in meeting the needs of the digital economy)?

Asia’s power landscape is set to expand, in-line with the fast-growing pace of digital transformation. According to IDC, organisations in the region are predicted to spend a staggering US$375.8 billion on digital transformation this year. Businesses and data centre operators will look towards renewable energy to meet surging energy demand arising from growing data transmission, while avoiding a corresponding increase in its environmental impact.

While Asia remains heavily reliant on coal as a primary energy source, investment in renewables has been encouraging. In 2017, Asia accounted for almost two-thirds of the global increase in renewable energy generating capacity, which will likely have a spill over effect on data centres. Some of the first steps have been taken in Singapore, where the government has established a Green Data Centre Standard to help organisations establish systems and processes to improve data centre energy efficiency, and undergoes periodic revisions to remain relevant.

As energy expenditures from running a data centre continue to increase, businesses will seek to improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs. Demand for green data centres in Asia is therefore set to grow. This can be supported with cheaper renewable energy and improved power management tools, such as monitoring software and UPS technology to help data centres enhance efficiency and adopt more renewable energy, without compromising on power quality.

5. What are your thoughts on international standards for data centres?

International standards for data centre energy efficiency and green certifications are important in the global push towards sustainable goals, given their roles in safeguarding against energy wastage. Due to the wide range of data centre designs, it is challenging to create a common standard that can cater to different purposes, sizes, forms and environments of data centres. After all, the optimal technical solution for one data centre may not apply to others.

Nevertheless, outlining these standards and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for data centres can help to establish best practices for the industry. Governmental regulatory bodies, businesses and data centre operators can work together to determine which standards are appropriate, and comply with them in order to work towards shared environmental sustainability goals.

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Web Werks announces partnership with Plesk to offer fully integrated hosting services across India

Web Werks, a global leader in Data Centers and Cloud Services, announced a partnership with Plesk, the most powerful management platform proven on Servers, Sites, Apps, Hosting & Cloud businesses. With this partnership, Web Werks will offer its customers Plesk powered hosting services in the most profitable and easily accessible manner.

We are delighted to partner with Web Werks in the fast growing and vibrant marketplace of India. With Plesk, Web Werks will be able to go beyond standard hosting offerings and deliver value-added services to its customers out-of-the-box. We are looking forward to a long term partnership that helps businesses of all kind to successfully drive digital transformation”, says Nils Hueneke, Plesk CEO.

With comprehensive Plesk management platform, we hope to give our customers the capability to ease their time-consuming website and security management tasks and deal with their large number of websites, apps, technologies and servers using a single and secure user interface. We will now be able to provide our customers the most powerful server, website and WordPress management platform offering that is there in the market at present,” said Sachin Waingankar – Head Cloud, Web Werks.

This partnership will be empowered by ZNet Technologies Pvt. Ltd. as ZNet is the distributor of Plesk licenses in India.

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