As part of its strategy for strengthening its technology infrastructure, India’s largest online entity, Flipkart has announced the launch of a data centre in Hyderabad.
This is the online firm’s second data centre, the first being in Mumbai. The new data centre is part of one of the largest cloud deployments in the country to strengthen its growing marketplace e-commerce business and has been built in partnership with CtrlS.
The centre will further enhance the company’s ability to bring in more sellers and MSMEs to the platform and cater to more consumers in the country.
It was inaugurated by Jayesh Rajan, IAS Principal Secretary IT and Commerce, Government of Telangana; along with Rajneesh Kumar, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Flipkart. Sridhar Pinnapureddy, CEO of CtrlS was also present at the event.
This facility has been designed to be Tier-4 rated wherein most of the power consumed is fulfilled by renewable energy and it is also one of the most energy efficient data centres in India with a low overall PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness).
“Our new data centre at Hyderabad is a testimony of our investment in the ecosystem and the state. We recognise the tremendous opportunity for sustained data-driven transformation in India and we are pleased by the support we have received from the state government in our efforts. We are determined to continue growing the business and create a viable ecosystem for MSMEs, local manufacturers and in the process create quality local jobs.” – Rajneesh Kumar, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Flipkart
Jayesh Ranjan said the state was the first to come out with a dedicated policy on data centres and to see such encouraging results come out is very satisfying for all.
The data center is built with Flipkart-designed racks, intelligent power and cooling and customised hardware for mission critical computing, storage, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities, backed by ultra-low latency network.