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Top 10 best data center service providers in India 2019

Top 10 best data center service providers in India 2019

“With over 460 million internet users, India is the second largest online market, ranked only behind China. By 2021, there will be about 635.8 million internet users in India.” 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 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 Indian data center market.

“India’s public cloud market is estimated to be $2.6 billion in 2018, and over $4 billion by 2020,” Akash Ambani, director at Reliance Jio Infocomm, had recently said at the India Digital Open Summit in Mumbai.

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 innovative offerings and solutions on advanced technologies. Like CtrlS is offering services on Asia’s largest Tier 4 datacenter, NxtGen is aiming for transformational services with DevCloud, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), ESDS providing smart city solutions and AI services and a lot more.

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 datacenter space in India.

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.

1. CtrlS

CtrlS is counted as Asia Pacific’s largest Tier-4 data center and managed services provider. CtrlS operates five state-of-the-art facilities, including four Tier-4 datacenters in Hyderabad, Mumbai, Noida, Bangalore, and one Tier-3 datacenter in Chennai while the company soon plans to launch its 100 MW hyper-scale facility in Mumbai. The company acts as a trusted advisor to over 3,500 Indian and global multinationals.

Its Hyderabad facility consists of 40,000 sq. ft. of space with a capacity of 1,400 racks and 10MW of power capacity. Its Mumbai facility can house 5000 racks with 200,000 sq. ft. of space and 30 MW of power capacity. Its Bangalore facility is spread across 180,000 sq. ft. with a capacity to host close to 2,000 racks.

The facility in New Delhi comprises 130,000 sq.ft of space. CtrlS has over 1,800 employees and is headquartered in Hyderabad, India. The new 100 MW Hyperscale facility in Mumbai is likely to spread across one million sq. ft. which has capacity to host 50,000 racks.


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.

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.

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.

7. RicohIDC

Established in 1993, Ricoh India Ltd. is a 73.6% owned subsidiary of Ricoh Co. Ltd. Japan. The Indian public holds the remaining 26.4% shareholding. Ricoh India has 16 branch offices across the country.

The company provides services including cloud services, managed document solutions, it services, transaction printing, production printing and laser printers. At present, Ricoh India has approximately one lakh customers. It is a Fortune Global 500 Company with Ricoh India Limited being an ISO certified organization since 1994. It is currently certified under ISO 27001:2013 and CMMIDEV Level 5.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

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

Features Ctrls ESDS GPX NetMagic NxtGen Nxtradata RicohIDC Sify Technologies Tata Communications Webwerks
High Density Colocation
Rack Space Colocation
Server Colocation
Managed Colocation Services Carrier Neutral Colocation Services Per-server (U-wise) colocation service Colocation in High Density Datacenter (HDDC)
Shared and Dedicated Rackspace
Caged Services / Dedicated DC Suites
Customized Colocation Solutions
Shared Racks
Dedicated Racks
Secured Cages
Shared, dedicated rack, caged space, remote hands, customer workspace and reporting service.
Server Colocation
Rack Colocation
Cloud Solutions
Cloud 4C
Enterprise Cloud
Cloud Backup & Storage
Real Cloud
Cloud SaaS & Apps
White labelled Cloud
Cloud with load balancer & clustering
Government & Smart City Cloud
Banking Community Cloud
SAP HANA Community Cloud
Enterprise Community Cloud
eNlight Public Cloud
eNlight Private Cloud
Hybrid Cloud
eNlight 360° On Premise Hybrid Cloud Solution
Public Cloud
Private Cloud
Enterprise Cloud Services (ECS)
Public Cloud
Private Cloud
Hybrid Cloud
Public Cloud
Private Cloud
Hybrid Cloud
GoInfinit AWS+ Public Cloud Services
GoInfinit Private Cloud
Enterprise Cloud
Virtual Private Enterprise (VPE) Private Cloud
IZO™ Private Cloud
IZO™ Cloud Storage
IZO™ Managed Cloud
IZO™ Cloud Containers
IZO™ Cloud Analytics Platform
Rapid Cloud Hosting Services
Linux Cloud Hosting
Windows Cloud Hosting
Tally Cloud Hosting
Private Cloud Hosting
WordPress Cloud Hosting
Cloud Management Portal (CMP) Yes eMagic Porta X NTT Com-Netmagic Cloud Management Platform (CMP) X Yes X 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
Dedicated Servers
Power Dedicated Servers
Value Servers
Mass Storage Servers
US Server
Yes X Managed Dedicated Servers in India Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bandwidth 2 Mbps to 2 Gbps 10 Gbps backbone network 10 Gbps 2 MBps to 10 MBps X 10 Gbps 1 Gbps 100Mbpas to 10 Gbps 2Mbps to 10Gbps 155 Mbps
SSL Certificates Yes Yes X Yes X X Yes Yes X Yes
Total Capacity 1 000000 sq. ft. 1,00,000 sq. ft. Over 1,23,784.97 sq.ft. 1,100,000 sq.ft. 4,35,600 sq.ft. 1,98,000 sq ft 5,000 square feet 4,25,000 sq. ft. 1,000,000 sq. ft. 30,000 sq ft (Mumbai)
Power capacity 3 KW to 15 KW per rack 4KW to 10 KW 16MW (To be available in Q2 2019) 3 KVA – 14 KVA rated power rack options 15KW per rack 3 KVA – 14 KVA rated power racks 32A/16A of Standard Power Per Rack 1.6 MW to 20 MW 3KVA or 6KVA rated AC power 2kW to 40kW
Locations India – Hyderabad, Mumbai, Noida, bangalore, Chennai Mumbai, United Kingdom, USA and Nashik 2 (Mumbai & Cairo) 190 countries 7 (Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Jaipur, Ludhiana and Mumbai) 7 (Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Manesar and Noida) 2 in Kolkata 6 (3 in Mumbai & 1 each at Noida, Bengaluru, Chennai) 44 locations in four continents 5 (Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Pune, US)
Number of datacenters 6 ( 5 – Tier 4, 1 – Tier 3) 7 + 1 (Bengaluru in Oct 2018) 4 (1 under construction) 250+ 9 10 2 45 (6 of Sify and 39 of third-party partners) 44 5
Redundancy N+N power redundancies N+N N+1 N+1 (Minimum) N+1 N+1 N+1 N+1 (Noida, Bengaluru, Mumbai) N+N (Chennai) Multiple Layers N+1
SLA 99.995 % uptime 99.99% 99.999% 99.99% Uptime 99.98% 99.98% 99.95% 99.982% 99.95% 99.99%
Standards Tier IV Tier III Tier IV Tier III HDDC (designed to exceed Tier III specifications) Tier III Tier III Tier III compliant/concurrently-maintainable Tier III Tier III & Tier IV
Security, Compliance and Partners
BCMS ISO 22301:2012
ISO 9001:2015
ISO 270001:2013
TIA-942-A Rated 4 Compliant (Noida facility)
Microsoft Certified SPLA Member
Parallels Gold Partner
cPanel Partner
IDC Alliance Member
ISMS ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011
ANSI/TIA-942:2014 (Mumbai facility)
Oracle Partner
VMware Partner
ISO 22301:2012
ISO 9001:2015
ISP 27001:2013
ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011
CMMi Level 3 Certification
SAP Certified in Cloud Services & SAP HANA
STQC Audited CSP
PCI DSS Certification by Panacea InfoSec
MeltY Empaneled CSP
DIT Empaneled CSP
UK Patent No. GB2493812
US Patent No. 9176788
Major technology partners- Microsoft, IBM, Intel
Major technology partners in the UK and US -Dell, cPanel, VMWare and Parallels
Cisco – partner for Network hardware
Internet partners- TCL, Reliance and Airtel
Backup & DR partners – Zimbra and R1Soft
OIX -2 Certified/2018
ISO 9001:2015
ISO 27001:2013
SSAE16 Certified
Certified 4 Rated ANSI/TIA-942:2014 by TIA (Cairo 2)
Google Cloud Platform
Extreme Internet Exchange
ISO 9001:2008
ISO 27001:2005
SAP Certified in SAP HANA Operations
Microsoft Competency Partner
AICPA Service Organization Control Reports
CERT – IN Empanelled
CERT-IN empanelled Security Audit Organization
ISP 9001
ISO 20000
CSA Star Certification
Gold LEED Certified Chennai DC
ANS/TIA – 942:2010
Cisco Master Service Provider
Oracle Gold Partner
Evault Global Alliance Partner
ISO 27001
ISO 27017
ISO 27018
HIPAA Compliant
SAS 70
Zerto Partner
VMware Partner
ISO 22301
ISO/IEC 27001
ISO/IEC 20000-1
ISO 27001:2013
Microsoft gold certified partner
Hipaa Compliant
CA Technologies
Check Point Software Technologies
TL 9000 V 5.5
ISO 9001:2008
ISO 27001:2013
ISO IEC 20000: 2011
ISO IEC 27000-1:2013
ISO 9001:2015
SSAE 18 (SOC2)
CMMI Level 5
SAP Certified in Hosting Services
SAP Certified in Cloud Services
SAP Certified in SAP HANA Operations Services
SAP Certified in Application Management Services
45 partners (AWS, IBM, HP, Hitachi, Fortinet, Cisco, McAfee, Juniper,Microsoft, NetApp, Oracle, Symantec, Vmware, Check Point, CA Technologies, Akamai, Aryaka, Actifio, Brodynt, Buzzyears, CenturyLink, China Telecom, Colt, Commvault, Expereo, GBI, Global Capacity, Google, Nutanix, SAP & more)
ISO/IEC 27018:2014
ISO/IEC 27017:2015
ISO/IEC 27001:2013
ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011
ISO/IEC 20000-9:2015
HIPAA Compliant
BDSG compliant
CSA Star
Level 3 MTCS certification
SOC2 Compliance
SOC1 Compliance
GDPR Compliance
MeitY accredited
ISO 22301-2012
ISO 9001:2015
ISO 27001:2013
ISO 20000 – 1
PCI DSS Certified
Microsoft Certified Partner
Hipaa Compliant
ICANN Accredited Registrar
.in Registry Gold Partner
Parallels Gold Partner
Disaster Recovery (DR) & Backup Services
Cold, Warm & Hot DR
Work Area Recovery (BCP Seats)
Disaster Recovery Hosting
Backup & Recovery
Hot/Warm DR site
DR on Cloud
Infinite Vault
Data Protection-as-a-Service
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
Backup on Cloud
Cloud based Disaster Recovery Solutions
RPaaS Backup Solution
GoInfinit Recover
GoInfinit Backup
Fully Managed DR Solution
Managed Storage & Backup
Work area Recovery Services
Rapid Cloud Backups
Content Delivery Network (CDN) Cloud CDN X X Partner with Akamai Yes, with live streaming by Wowza Media Server 3 X CDN Services SaaS Service with Akamai Tier 1 Global Content Delivery Network Content Delivery Network Services
Web Application Firewall (WAF) Yes iNtelligent eNlight WAF X Managed Web Application Firewall Yes X X X Yes X
Firewall Service Load Balancer, Cluster and Firewall X X Managed Firewall Service Yes Managed Firewall Service Managed Dedicated Firewall Service Managed Firewall Service Yes Managed Firewall Services
SD-WAN Services X X X Yes X X X Yes IZO™ SDWAN X
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes X Yes Yes X
Internet Bandwidth Services Yes Yes X 100% Uptime Yes X X Yes Yes X
Managed Services Yes Yes X Managed Security Services (MSS) Managed IT Services Managed Storage and Backup Service Managed Services Managed Network & Security Services Managed Hosting, Storage & DB Managed Security Services
Collaboration & Mailing Solutions Hosted Exchange & Zimbra Email Hosting X SimpliMail Exchange X X Yes Collaboration Services Unified Communications Yes
App Development Services X Yes X Yes Yes X Yes Yes Yes Yes
Load Balancing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IT Transformation & Innovative Services Hosted Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Smart City Solutions
Artificial Intelligence Services
True Carrier Neutrality
AWS Direct Connect
Managed AWS Direct Connect
Machine Learning, Deep Learning
Artificial Intelligence Services
Consultation Services
SaaS Hosting
ERP Hosting
IoT solutions
Transformation Services
Mobility & IoT
Smart Cities
Global Traffic Director Services

You can also download the spreadsheet with all the features of top 10 best data center service providers in India 2019.

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 20th November, 2018. 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.

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