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Digital Edge partners with NIIF and AGP to build pan-India data centre platform

Digital Edge partners with NIIF and AGP to build pan-India data centre platform

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Digital Edge has entered into a partnership with the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and AGP DC InvestCo (AGP), to develop a pan-India portfolio of hyperscale data centres.

The facilities will operate under the brand name, Digital Edge DC, and intend to support the country’s ongoing Digital Transformation and provide much-needed capacity for the rapid growth of India’s cloud industry.

The partnership’s first project is a greenfield 300MW hyperscale facility in Navi Mumbai, which is the country’s biggest data centre hub offering easy access to infrastructure, including power and fibre connectivity.

The facility will be one of the largest data centres in India and is designed to cater to hyperscale deployments, leveraging Digital Edge’s cutting-edge engineering architecture to achieve market-leading PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) and WUE (Water Usage Effectiveness). Construction of the 47-acre site will commence in early this year and the facility will be built in multiple phases. Upon completion, the data centre will be fully operated by and marketed by Digital Edge DC.

This marks Digital Edge’s entry into the Indian market, growing its platform to six countries across Asia. NIIF will leverage its local and operational expertise in developing platforms as well as its strong infrastructure investment experience and AGP, a sustainable-focused real assets manager, will bring on-the-ground real estate development and construction experience. The partnership aims to source power for its portfolio of data centres predominantly from renewable energy sources, drawing on the partner’s renewable energy development capabilities.

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