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Web Werks signs an agreement with the Karnataka government to build a $100 million data centre in Bengaluru, India.

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Web Werks signs an agreement with the Karnataka government to build a $100 million data centre in Bengaluru, India.

Web Werks with Karnataka government intends to invest Rs. 750 crore ($100 million) in the construction of a data centre in Bengaluru, Karnataka India.

The regional data centre provider signed an agreement with the Karnataka state government that will streamline the process of obtaining planning permission and regulatory approval.

The 125,000-square-foot (11,600-square-meter) facility, which is scheduled to open in 2023, will have a maximum capacity of 20MW – though it will initially operate at a lower capacity.

“With the support of the government’s ‘Digital India‘ programme, India’s digital transformation continues to accelerate,” Web Werks CEO Nikhil Rathi said.

“Web Werks’ Bengaluru data centre will serve the growing demand from hyperscalers such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, as well as enterprise customers. We look forward to providing highly reliable and scalable solutions combining hosted infrastructure, cloud on-ramp, network, and security to our new customers in South India.”

The company currently operates data centres in Pune, Delhi NCR, and Mumbai, with plans to expand its presence in the latter city by adding another 12.5MW data centre.

Web Werks and Iron Mountain formed a joint venture earlier this year.

The US company anticipates investing $150 million over the next two years to fund expansions in its three existing markets, as well as in Hyderabad, Chennai, and this Bangalore facility.

CapitaLand, NTT, STT GDC, EdgeConneX, PDG, Hiranandani Group, Digital Realty, and Reliance Jio have all committed to building data centres in India this year as the domestic data centre market heats up.

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