Mumbai: Internet service provider Sify Technologies will set up two data centers in Mumbai and Noida to double its network at a cost of Rs250 crore.
“We are setting up a data center in Mumbai and another near Delhi. We will be doubling our network (point of presence) to 800. All these expansions would cost us Rs250 crore,” a top company official said.
The company has begun work on its data center in Mumbai, which would be spread over one lakh sq. ft. area. It would be ready in 15 months, the official said.
Sify’s other data center would come up in Noida, which would be a greenfield project spread over 30,000 sq. ft. area. The construction on Noida site would begin soon, the official added.
A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components such as telecommunications and storage systems.
The company has been allotted 17 acres of land in Chennai and it plans to set up a Special Economic Zone (SEZ). “We are planning to offer export-oriented services through the SEZ,” the official said.
About 10% of the company’s topline comes from exports.
At present, the company has presence in 380 points in the country, which would be taken up to 800 in this financial year.
“Last year too, we had more than doubled our network from 180 to 380,” the official added.
The 2,500 strong team of Sify would hire 500 more this year, the official added.