Nxtra Data Ltd: Nxtra launches 38MW hyperscale data center in Chennai

Nov 24, 2021 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Nxtra by Airtel is expanding its data center footprint in Chennai. Its new data center will have a capacity of 38MW, spanning 270,000 sq. ft. The facility received its virtual inauguration by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M.K.

In a statement, the company said: "This will include setting up hyperscale data centre parks in key metro cities. Nxtra by Airtel is already scaling up the use of green energy for its data centres and aims to source 50 per cent of the power requirements of these centres through renewable sources as part of Airtel's overall GHG emission reduction targets."

Meanwhile, Airtel Business Director and CEO Ajay Chitkara commented: "This is a major milestone in our journey as we scale up aggressively to serve the emerging digital India opportunity. Chennai, with its strategic location and access to cable landing stations, has the potential to become a regional data centre hub for South Asia."

He added: "Nxtra by Airtel is already serving large Indian and global customers from the city and we will continue to invest to expand our operations. I compliment the State Government (TN government) for providing an enabling environment and infrastructure support to set up this vital digital infrastructure."