Fidelity-owned Colt Data Centre Services to open data centre in Mumbai

Data centre. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Fidelity-owned Colt Data Centre Services is planning to build a 100MW IT hyper-scale data centre facility in Mumbai as part of its plans to expand in the country.

The UK-based firm had announced in January its plans to expand into the Asia Pacific region with new data centres in Singapore and India. Within Asia, Colt DCS has centres in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore.

“As data consumption continues to rise at an exponential rate, more businesses and consumers are demanding a reliable data and network infrastructure to deliver fast connectivity and on-demand services. Colt DCS will play a key role in providing the data centre infrastructure to enable this through its investment in Mumbai,” said Colt DCS chief executive Detlef Spang.

Construction is expected to commence in 2019 with completion expected in the second half of 2020. The planned 100MW facility will be part of a campus-style development which will allow the organisation to build out further data centres within the same location. The company has already secured a substantial super high-voltage power supply of 150MVA utility feed to the site, it said.

According to Frost and Sullivan, the data centre market is on the rise with a predicted compound annual growth rate of 14.7 per cent from 2015 to 2022. The market is expected to grow from $14 billion now to $31.95 billion by the end of 2022.