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India’s first commercial data centre completes 21 years in operation

India’s first commercial data centre completes 21 years in operation

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Sify Technologies, India’s most comprehensive ICT solutions provider has announced that its data centre at Vashi, the first commercial data centre in India, has completed 21 years of uninterrupted operations.

Sify Technologies expanded into the data centre business in the year 2000. Sify has built and today operates 10 carrier-neutral data centres, currently offering more than 70 MW IT power. Following the facility at Vashi, Sify followed up with larger capacities in Bangalore, Chennai, Airoli, Noida, Rabale, Hyderabad and Kolkata and aims to add 200 MW in the next four years. Through CloudCover, Sify also services a network of 49 data centres across India.

Delighted at this milestone achievement, Raju Vegesna, Chairman, Sify Technologies, said: “Sify has pioneered and set high standards in the data centre space in India ever since the launch of country’s first concurrently-maintainable data centre at the Infotech Park in Vashi, Mumbai in September 2000. Sify was the first to foresee the scope for data centre as a business vertical in India and hence aggressively invested in the key markets. Today, the combined strength of our data centres and network connectivity puts us in an unbeatable position to drive Digital Transformation across the nation.”

Mr Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify Technologies, said: “This 21st anniversary of our Vashi Data Centre is testimony to Sify’s legacy in the data centre business in India. Our data centre footprint across the country powers our cloud@core philosophy and drives the integrated data centre solutions that we offer to our clients to help them meet their Digital Transformation goals.”

Key advantages/ features of Sify Data Centres

  • Strong connectivity with cloud cover and cost saving with cross connects
  • Leading industry SLAs supporting colocation agreements
  • Carrier neutral services
  • Earthquake resistant structure
  • Proven capability to meet 99.982% uptime
  • Connectivity from major telecom carriers
  • On demand cloud and managed hosting services
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