Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) has just initiated the construction of its new 100MW hyperscale data center in Mumbai with a ground-breaking ceremony.

According to the UK Company, this new Mumbai facility will be powered by renewable energy, and will be one of the largest hyperscale data centers in India, complementing Colt DCS’ commitment towards its international hyperscale offerings in 2020.

“India is going through an unprecedented growth in mobile internet and data consumption, and we have a unique opportunity to support this rapid digital transformation,” said Niclas Sanfridsson, CEO, Colt DCS.

“Data consumption is rising at an exponential rate, with many businesses and consumers demanding a reliable data and network infrastructure. Colt DCS will play a key role in offering services to deliver fast connectivity and on-demand services.”

This development may have been also influenced by India’s speculated personal data protection bill which is expected to drive further demand for data storage capabilities within the country, if passed through.

Through the new Mumbai data center, Colt DCS announced that it will support various digital initiatives, such as Smart Cities and Digital India, driven by the Indian government.

“In recent years, we are seeing more cloud service providers from around the world expanding into India, driving further demand for hyperscale data centers,” said Sujeet Deshpande, Colt DCS’ Country Head in India.

“This is a very positive outlook for the Indian economy, and we are here to help both international and local businesses scale to their full potential.”

The Company earlier revealed that it successfully acquired the land in Mumbai in 2018, adding that the 100MW facility will be part of a campus style development which will allow the organization to build out further data centers within the same location. To facilitate a rapid delivery of the site, Colt DCS also said it has secured a substantial high-voltage power supply of 150MVA utility feed to the site.

Colt DCS currently operate 24 carrier-neutral data centers across Europe and Asia.