Adani Enterprises, the flagship company of Adani Group, and EdgeConneX, a leading global data centre operator with 50 facilities in 30 markets around the world, on February 23 announced the establishment of a 50:50 joint venture.
According to a press release, the JV will develop and operate data centres throughout India, leveraging the two partners’ complementary expertise and capabilities.
To address the rapidly growing need for high- quality and reliable IT infrastructure both organisations are committed to investing significant capital into the joint venture over the next decade to build out India’s leading green data center platform, the release said further.
In addition to full scale data centres, AdaniConneX will also develop a portfolio of Edge data centres strategically located throughout India that will support the need for more proximate capacity. These Edge sites are designed and planned to easily scale with demand and become full scale data centre campuses.
Importantly, this pan-Indian platform of hyperscale and hyperlocal data centres will largely be powered by renewable energy, added the release.
“In Adani, we have the ideal partner in India. They possess the necessary capabilities and unique expertise in India required to build out critical digital infrastructure that can best support our customers across the entire country,” said Randy Brouckman, CEO of EdgeConneX.
Gautam Adani, Chairman of Adani Group, said, “The Adani Group brings to the table a unique combination of green power, real estate expertise, access to undersea cable landing stations, and several nodes across the country that will serve as edge locations. In addition to EdgeConneX’s domain expertise and cutting-edge technology in the data center business, we have been very impressed with the agility they bring to the joint venture.”
The AdaniConneX JV will focus on building a network of hyperscale data centres in India, starting with Chennai, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Vizag and Hyderabad markets. Development and construction at these sites have already begun, added the release.