Thursday, April 28, 2011

India's Tulip Telecom Expands Data Center Ambition

New Delhi-based Tulip Telecom Limited (Tulip) announced plans to build what is described as the world's third largest data center in Bengaluru (Karnataka). The company has acquired an existing facility in Bengaluru from SADA IT Parks Private Limited (SADA) and now intends to increase its square footage by 9-fold to approximately 900,000 square feet.

The company anticipates a total investment of Rs 900 crore spread over a period of 3 years.

Tulip Telecom has picked IBM to set-up the new eco-friendly Data Center with state-of-the-art infrastructure. It will be able to house up to 16,000 racks, backed by up to 100 MW in power supply.

The Bengaluru Data Center will serve the hosting, co-location, storage and connectivity needs of large
enterprises and small and medium businesses in the region, while also serving as a disaster recovery
facility for enterprises that are present in other key business centers across India or nearby countries.

Commenting on the acquisition, Sanjay Jain, CEO, Tulip Telecom Ltd. said, "Our new Data Center will help meet the rising customer requirements for Co-location, Managed Hosting & Data Storage and a suite of other complementary services including Managed Security Services and storage requirements of our customers from across the globe. This, we believe will provide further impetus towards strengthening our foothold in the Enterprise Data Services market place."

Tulip Telecom already has four operational data centers (two in Mumbai, and one each in Delhi and Bengaluru) with ISO 20000-1 & ISO 27001 certifications to ensure reliable and high quality service delivery. The company is also a leading provider of MPLS VPN services in India.