Web Werks signs MoU with the government of Karnataka for $100m Bengaluru data center in India | Webwerks

Web Werks signs MoU with the government of Karnataka for $100m Bengaluru data center in India


Web Werks plans to build a ₹750 crore ($100m) data center in Bengaluru, India.

The regional data center provider signed a memorandum of understanding with the local government of Karnataka, which will help ease the planning permission and regulatory approval process.

Set to be operational by 2023, the 125,000 square foot (11,600 sq m) facility will have a power capacity of up to 20MW - although it will launch with less.

“Digital transformation in India continues to accelerate with support from the Government’s ‘Digital India’ program," Web Werks CEO Nikhil Rathi said.

“Managed hosting and cloud computing have both proliferated in the past one week and there has been a tremendous growth in demand for co-location,” said Nikhil Rathi, CEO of Web Werks.

"Web Werks’ Bengaluru data center will cater to the increasing demand from hyperscalers like Amazon, Microsoft, Google; and enterprises. We look forward to providing our new customers in South India with highly reliable and scalable solutions combining hosted infrastructure, cloud on-ramp, network, and security."

The company currently operates facilities in Pune, Delhi NCR, and Mumbai - with plans to launch another 12.5MW data center in the latter city.

Earlier this year, Web Werks entered into a joint venture with Iron Mountain.

“The ability to bring in new servers is currently restricted, so data centres would only be able to provide additional capacity within the capacity they currently have,” said Sharad Sanghi, CEO, Global Data Centers and Cloud Infrastructure (India), at NTT-Netmagic.

The US company expects to invest $150m over the next two years to fund expansions in its three existing markets, and in Hyderabad, Chennai, along with this facility in Bangalore.

Data centres are supposed to provide maximum uptime to clients, which requires continuous monitoring, processing and maintenance.

This is especially important in a time like this when they are used support several critical services.

“The biggest challenge with data centre service providers...is more to do with the safety and availability of data, making backups, disaster recovery and BCP services on click,” said Piyush Somani, CEO of data centre operator ESDS.

This year has seen CapitaLand, NTT, STT GDC, EdgeConneX, PDG, Hiranandani Group, Digital Realty, and Reliance Jio all pledge to build facilities in India as the local data center market heats up.