ITS FIRST DATA CENTER IN THE COUNTRY
Singapore headquartered data center provider, Digital Edge Ltd., has just announced its partnership with the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (“NIIF”) and AGP DC InvestCo Pte Ltd (“AGP”) to develop a pan-India portfolio of hyperscale data centers.
Marking Digital Edge’s entry into the India market, the new hyperscale data center is designed to cater to hyperscale deployments, while leveraging Digital Edge’s engineering architecture for the achievement of ‘market leading’ PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) and WUE (Water Usage Effectiveness).
“This project is another key milestone in our ongoing growth journey and adds breadth and depth to our regional platform which now spans 16 data centers across six Asian markets. NIIF and AGP bring solid local know-how to our data center expertise, making a strong combination when it comes to executing the project at speed and to international standards. Our mission is to build the foundation for the world’s digital future and we are excited to enter this dynamic market and contribute to India’s incredible digital transformation,” said Samuel Lee, Chief Executive Officer at Digital Edge.
As announced, the proposed facility will leverage NIIF’s local and operational expertise in developing platforms as well as its strong infrastructure investment experience, and AGP’s on-the-ground real estate development and construction experience.
“Through this platform, NIIF aims to play a key role in building quality digital infrastructure to support the Government of India’s vision to transform the country into a global data center and cloud computing hub,” said Vinod Giri, Managing Partner of the NIIF’s infrastructure fund.
“The platform resonates with NIIF’s investment philosophy of developing infrastructure at scale and partnering with large, credible, well-governed companies that want to expand into India. We are excited to partner with highly capable and experienced industry partners, Digital Edge and AGP, who have a track record of delivering similar large-scale projects across other countries in the region.”
Recently, Digital Edge also steps into the Philippines with the construction of a new 10MW data center which is to be ready for operation from 1st of March, 2023. The new facility is also announced to be a joint project with the Threadborne Group – a local family office focused on technology and real estate and it’s planned to be energy and water efficient with PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) of < 1.2 and a WUE (Water Usage Effectiveness) of about 1.355.