The European cloud provider, OVHcloud has just announced the launch of its first data center in Mumbai India, as a part of its Asia Pacific expansion plans.

Leveraging OVHcloud’s existing presence in India through its ‘Mumbai Point of Presence’ opened in 2020, the new Mumbai facility is stated to be a part of the company’s recently announced global strategic plan to build 15 new sites by 2024. Furthermore, the new facility is to be delivered with a PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) at 1.28 and a WUE (Water Usage Effectiveness) of 0.26.

“Already one of our top-performing markets in the APAC region, India continues to demonstrate remarkable potential for business growth. The strategic deployment of our first data center in India is a firm testimony to that potential, and an affirmation of our commitment to customers and partners here,” said Terry Maiolo, Vice President and General Manager, APAC, OVHcloud.

“Our new generation of data centers, coupled with enhanced compute and scalable storage capabilities, will elevate our ability to provide customers in India and the region with high-performance cloud solutions that have optimized and predictable price-performance ratios, even as their needs evolve.”

As announced, the new data center will offer Indian businesses local compute and storage capabilities to meet evolving data compliance needs, especially as the Government of India pushes for more comprehensive data protection laws to go along with a growing digital economy.

“Since the expansion of our presence in the Asia Pacific market, the region has experienced phenomenal growth of its digital economy. India, Singapore and Australia remain critical markets that are driving this growth from a business transformation and digital innovation perspective,” said Michel Paulin, Chief Executive Officer, OVHcloud.

“Data sovereignty and sustainability will continue to be key priorities that have to be balanced with rapidly increasing digital needs. We are confident that new data centers will further help OVHcloud’s goal of becoming the cloud provider of choice for customers in the region, in enabling them to remain compliant while benefiting from our unique proposition of an open, reversible and sustainable cloud.”

Recently, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, also announced the launch of its first data center facility in India. Marking its first data center footprint in Asia Pacific, the new data center is expected to support the rapid rise in demand for data in Indian and to give local businesses access to the company’s enterprise solution for digital identity intelligence and authentication.