THEIR FIRST JOINT VENTURE FACILITY
Web Werks and Iron Mountain Data Centers have today announced the launch of their first joint venture greenfield data center, located in Navi Mumbai, India.
Codenamed MUM-2, the new data center facility which is stated to have been built within 18 months of being announced, is sited on a 120,000 square feet campus, adjacent to the Web Werks Mumbai-1 data center in Navi Mumbai, to give customers already available interconnection ecosystem.
“We are pleased to announce the second data center facility in Navi Mumbai. Our existing data center in Mumbai is almost fully leased, and we see increased demand for our services from various customer segments. This demand will further be bolstered by the growing digitization, the rollout of the 5G network in India, and rising cloud adoption. With this new data center and our team of industry veterans, we will be able to support demand and offer a connectivity-rich ecosystem,” said Nikhil Rathi, CEO of Web Werks.
As announced, MUM-2 is a Tier 3-designated data center that can support 10MVA of gross power and is also designed to enable access to Tier-1 carriers, 200+ ISPs, three of India’s peering exchanges, along with cloud on-ramp with major hyperscale cloud providers.
“The opening of Iron Mountain and Web Werks’ first greenfield data center marks an important step in advancing our Joint Venture’s position as one of India’s leading data center providers,” said William L. Meaney, President and Chief Executive Officer, Iron Mountain.
“The investment in this new facility reflects our commitment to investing in new highly connected, secure and compliant data centers in the APAC region that will serve our hyperscale, network, content and enterprise customers.”
Iron Mountain and Web Werks’ joint venture, which was set up in 2021, also announced that they have signed MoUs with the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu government to build data centers in Bangalore and Hyderabad. As announced, the construction of the standalone data centers is close to completion and the first data halls will be made available in the first half of 2023.
Also in Navi Mumbai, NTT Ltd., announced the launch of its hyperscale data center campus, sometimes last year. According to NTT, the new campus is planned to feature up to 4 data centers, offering a total power capacity of about 150MW.