India-based multi-infrastructure organization Adani Enterprises, has just established a 50:50 joint venture with EdgeConneX to develop and operate data centers throughout India.

Named AdaniConneX, the new joint venture plans to develop a total of 1GW (1000MW) data center capacity across the country in the next 10 years with a commitment to invest significant capital into the joint venture to build out India’s leading green data center platform.

“One of the best manifestations of our Honorable Prime Minister’s Digital India vision is the speed with which the entire Indian population has come online and the subsequent continued exponential growth in data consumption,” said Gautam Adani, Chairman of the Adani Group.

“India currently has one of world’s largest data subscriber population and to address the need for a reliable infrastructure to support Cloud, Content, Network, IoT, 5G, AI and enterprise requirements, data centers are a fundamental infrastructure need of a nation. The Adani Group brings to the table a unique combination of green power, real estate expertise, access to undersea cable landing stations, and several nodes across the country that will serve as edge locations”

While the partnership leverages Adani’s expertise in energy management, renewable power and real estate development in the country, EdgeConneX brings extensive data center expertise and industry-leading technology solutions to the new venture.

“In Adani, we have the ideal partner in India. They possess the necessary capabilities and unique expertise in India required to build out critical digital infrastructure that can best support our customers across the entire country. We look forward to investing in the digital economy of India and meeting our customers’ needs throughout the region in collaboration with Adani,” said Randy Brouckman, CEO of EdgeConneX.

As announced, The AdaniConneX Joint Venture will focus on building a network of hyperscale data centers in India, starting with the Chennai, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Vizag and Hyderabad markets where development and construction have already begun.