New Delhi: Reliance Communications Ltd’s (RCom’s) subsidiary Global Cloud Xchange on Tuesday announced the completion of India data centre for Eagle Subsea Network, scheduled to be fully operational by 2020. The Eagle express cable system, when it lands in Mumbai, will drive tremendous capacity towards Hong Kong and Europe.

Eagle Subsea Network will represent the fastest Mumbai to Hong Kong route, as it avoids the outage-prone Malacca Strait. It will also be the fastest submarine cable route between India and key technology centres across the Middle East and Europe, a GCX statement said. “When Eagle lands in two years, it will be connected to the world’s largest cloud operators inside India’s newest and largest data centre," said Bill Barney, chief executive of RCom and chairman and CEO of Global Cloud Xchange.

The new green data centre, in Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City, Mumbai, has almost 4,50,000 square feet built-up area and 6,000-rack capacity. The new infrastructure is designed to meet growing cloud requirements and capacity demands from global enterprises.

Reliance Group companies have sued HT Media Ltd, Mint’s publisher, and nine others in the Bombay high court over a 2 October 2014 front-page story that they have disputed. HT Media is contesting the case.

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