Chennai is ahead of Hyderabad and Delhi in data centre capacity.
What’s it about? Chennai is ranked first in data centre capacity, with 41.4 MW of live capacity as of the second quarter of 2022. Coming in second and third are Hyderabad and Delhi, respectively. The information was stated in a report by international property consultant Knight Frank in partnership with analytics platform DC Byte.
- Chennai has data centres in Ambattur and Siruseri. Oragadam in West Chennai has become a popular location with increased investor interest and is expected to become a hub.
- Recently, the city scored some big-ticket investments with Techno Electric and Engineering Ltd (TEECL) planning a data centre for $160 million. It’ll have a load capacity of 24 MW.
Why Chennai? The city’s proximity to some of Asia’s major cities has made it and Tamil Nadu a popular place for secondary or disaster recovery data centre sites. Two-thirds of the existing capacity in the top 3 cities were added in the past two years.