Nxtra by Airtel launches new 38 MW Hyperscale Data Center in Chennai
Nxtra by Airtel’s third large data center in the Chennai further consolidates its network leadership in India - footprint now at 11 large and 120 edge data centers
Chennai, November 23, 2021: Nxtra by Airtel, the data center subsidiary of Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), today launched its new hyperscale data center park in Chennai. The state-of-the-art facility was unveiled digitally by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Thiru. M.K. Stalin.
This is Nxtra by Airtel’s third large data center in Chennai. The 38 MW LEED certified facility is spread over 270,000 sq.ft. A key highlight of Airtel’s new data center is that it is fully integrated with Airtel’s global submarine cable network, thereby, providing an end-to-end secure connectivity solution to hyperscalers.
Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO, Airtel Business said: “This is a major milestone in our journey as we scale up aggressively to serve the emerging digital India opportunity. Chennai, with its strategic location and access to cable landing stations, has the potential to become a regional data center hub for South Asia. Nxtra by Airtel is already serving large Indian and global customers from the city and we will continue to invest to expand our operations here. I compliment the State Government for providing an enabling environment and infrastructure support to set up this vital digital infrastructure.”
With the latest launch, Nxtra by Airtel has further consolidated its network leadership in the Indian data center industry. It now operates the largest network of data centers in India with 11 hyperscale and 120 edge data centers and manages critical submarine landing stations.