Web Werks India, a provider of data centre services, has acquired a land parcel in Navi Mumbai’s Rabale neighbourhood for the purpose of developing a standalone purpose-built greenfield data centre with an investment of Rs 400 crore. This latest 1,00,000-square-foot standalone structure would be an Uptime Tier 3 data centre equipped with 12.5MW of power and interconnectivity. The data centre is scheduled to open in the second half of 2022. “Our current data centre in Mumbai is operating at 80% capacity, and we are seeing increased demand for our services from OTTs and Enterprises. Also our current customers’ requirements are increasing, and with this new data centre, we will be able to meet those requirements as well as those of hyper-scale customers who want a connectivity-rich ecosystem,” said Nikhil Rathi, CEO, Web Werks India.
The company already operates a data centre in Rabale, which is adjacent to the proposed development and this will be certified as per Uptime Tier 3 standards.
Web Werks recently announced a strategic partnership with Iron Mountain, which will invest $150 million in the company over the next two years. This transaction will allow it to expand its presence across multiple Indian cities.
Web Werks’ launch of the second data centre in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) is the company’s latest effort to expand capacity in one of the world’s fastest-growing data centre markets.
Savills, an international property consultancy, arranged the land sale for Web Werks.
Since opening its first major data centre in Mumbai in 2015, Web Werks has established itself as the leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation services with a high level of availability and network density. Web Werks operates four strategically placed data centres in Mumbai, Pune, and Delhi NCR, as well as three global points of presence (POPs)
As per Nikhil Rathi they currently have a capacity of 4 megawatts (MW), which supports over 6,000 servers and 850 clients.