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Netmagic launches data centres in Bengaluru, Mumbai

Venkatesh Ganesh Bengaluru | Updated on July 27, 2018 Published on July 27, 2018

With the launch of its two data centres in Bengaluru and Mumbai, Netmagic Solutions, a subsidiary of Japanese telecom giant NTT Communications, expects to grow 30-35 per cent this financial year and plans to hire 250 people.

The Bengaluru data centre will have the capacity to house 1,500 racks of servers that will cater to e-commerce, IT services and BPO companies.

New benchmark

The Mumbai data centre will have capacity to house 2,750 racks of servers, catering to Indian and foreign companies in Internet, media and financial services segments. Sharad Sanghi, MD and CEO, Netmagic Solutions, told BusinessLine that managed services give these data centres the capability of setting a new benchmark for the industry in India.

These benchmarks, Netmagic says, are in areas such as earthquake resistance, which its Japanese parent has perfected over the years.

Best practices

“The best practices in construction adopted in Japan is used for our data centres,” said Takanobu Maeda, Senior Vice-President Global Business, Member of the Board, NTT Communications Corporation.

NTT Communications also counts a lot of Japanese multinationals as its clients and manages their IT infrastructure from India. Sunil Gupta, Executive Director and President, Netmagic Solutions, pointed out that as the hiring will be focussed on managing its services, which requires a combination of engineers and use of automation technologies.

Also, the company claims that although India’s electricity supply is unstable and blackouts occur often, both data centres will have stable power 24/7, including UPS.

25-30% growth

India is Asia’s third largest market for data centre services, after Japan and China, and the market growth is averaging annual rates of 25-30 per cent.

A large part of the demand is also coming from the government’s push to go digital.

Netmagic competes with home-grown companies such as CtrlS.

Published on July 27, 2018
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