BREAKS GROUND AT THE ANDHRA PRADESH SITE
The Adani Group, a partner of EdgeConneX, has just announced the launch of a new ‘Integrated Data Center and Technology Business Park’ in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Considered to be the first of its kind in India, the park is designed to host an integrated 300MW data center facility which will be owned and operated by AdaniConneX, a 50:50 joint venture between Adani Group and EdgeConneX formed in 2021. The park is also expected to support the use of up to 100% renewable energy and enable deployment of cloud/hyperscale technologies in the region.
“Our world is being defined by our ability to generate, store, access and move data. With the advancements in AI, high-definition content and massive digitization, the need for compute and storage is increasing exponentially,” said Mr Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group.
“Andhra Pradesh, with its geographical advantages of land for renewable energy and a long coastline, is well positioned to host data center parks not only for our country but also for those nations that are short of land or energy. What the Adani Group brings through our ports, data centers and green energy capabilities is a uniquely powerful combination of unmatched strategic adjacencies within the data center world.”
Starting with a groundbreaking ceremony at the park site, Adani hosted dignitaries including Hon Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (AP) Mr Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, Managing Director of the Adani Group, Mr Rajesh Adani, and CEO and Whole Time Director of Adani Ports & SEZ (APSEZ) Limited, Mr Karan Adani.
“The establishment of 300 MW data centers by the Adani Group will facilitate the laying of a submarine cable from Singapore and help change the future dynamics of broadband services. The technology park will propel Vizag into a tier-1 city which will also deploy renewable sources of energy to power it up,” said Mr Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.