Adani Enterprises, the flagship company of the Adani Group, and EdgeConneX, a global data centre operator, have established a 50-50 joint venture to 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 this joint venture over the next decade to develop India's leading green data centre platform.
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. Moreover, these pan-Indian platforms of hyperscale and hyperlocal data centres will be mostly powered by renewable energy.
"In Adani, we have the ideal partner in India," said Randy Brouckman, CEO of EdgeConneX. "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. We look forward to investing in the digital economy of India and meeting our customers' needs throughout the region in collaboration with Adani."
"India currently has one of world's largest data subscriber population and to address the need for a reliable infrastructure to support Cloud, Content, Network, IoT, 5G, AI and enterprise requirements, data centres are a fundamental infrastructure need of a nation.
“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." said Gautam Adani, Chairman of the Adani Group.
The AdaniConneX JV will focus on building a network of hyperscale data centres in India, starting with the Chennai, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Vizag and Hyderabad markets. Development and construction at these sites have already begun.