In a bid to cash in on the growing demand for data hosting from the enterprise segment, Bharti Airtel is investing close to Rs 500 crore for ramping up its data centre business. As part of this expansion plan, the company is looking to set up new data centres including one in Manesar in Haryana. The company currently has five tier-three data centres spread over half a million square feet across Pune, Chennai, Bangalore and Noida. Of this, the centres at Pune and Chennai were launched last month.
Mr Milan Rao, Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Services, Bharti Airtel, said, “When we started we had planned our data centre to reach full capacity by three years. But now because of the uptake we are launching new centres more frequently. GDP is growing at certain pace which needs computing power for which you need data centre space.”
Source: iStock Analyst