CtrlS breaks ground on Rs 250 crore data center in GIFT City, Gujarat

CtrlS Datacenters has recently broken ground on its greenfield data center in GIFT City in Gujarat. Bhupendrabhai Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat, laid the foundation stone for the facility in a ceremony.

CtrlS Datacenters also announced that it would be investing Rs 250 crore in the project, which is likely to create 1,000 direct and indirect jobs in the ecosystem in multiple phases. 

“CtrlS Datacenters held its ground-breaking ceremony today for its greenfield datacenter in GIFT City, Gujarat. Bhupendrabhai Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat, laid the foundation stone for the facility in a ceremony held today,” CtrlS Datacenters said in a statement.

CtrlS said Gujarat will be getting its first Rated-4 data center with all the managed services portfolio.

Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Chairman, CtrlS Datacenters Ltd, said, “The State of Gujarat is one of the fastest-growing economic hubs in India, making it a strategic destination for CtrlS’ ongoing expansion. We are excited to bring our expertise to the State. Located in GIFT City, the datacenter will be easily accessible to all major clusters of the State. GIFT City is a global financial hub and home to several large international and national BFSI companies and is an ideal location for us.”

He further stated, “We are thankful to Gujarat Government and GIFT City authorities for extending all the support for our project. CtrlS Gandhinagar 1 DC will serve as an integral part of the larger digital infrastructure ecosystem, enabling the digital growth needs and aspirations of BFSI and other industries in the region.”

CtrlS Datacenters is trusted by banks, telecom operators, financial services companies, e-commerce players among others. The company offers industry best uptime SLA of 99.995% combined with fault-tolerant Rated-4 datacenter facilities, industry lowest PUE of 1.3 (design), carrier-neutral facilities, and faster deployment.

In addition to this, CtrlS Datacenters will extend its group company Cloud4C’s managed services to give an edge to financial institutions operating in the GIFT City. Cloud4C is already working with several large financial services customers worldwide as well as with multinational banks.

CtrlS Datacenters has recently announced a $2 billion investment plan and has identified three strategic investment areas over the next six years: (A) Augmented footprint of hyperscale datacenters that are custom-built for AI and cloud workloads (B) Achieve Net Zero and (C) Augment team strength & capabilities.

In November, CtrlS announced plans for a 10MW data center in Uttarakhand, India.

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