Bengaluru recently saw the launch of its 1st Tier-4 data center by CtrlS in its Electronic City. Thedatacenter has also been certified as the world’s 1st LEED Platinum certified Green data center. It was launched at a grand event and was attended by Shri Priyank Kharge, Hon’ble Minister for IT, BT, S&T, Government of Karnataka; Margarent Anderson, Senior VP, SAP Labs India; Sameer Garde, President, CISCO; Prakash Mallya, Managing Director, Intel India, and other IT industry leaders.
The CtrlS Tier4 Datacenter will provide mission-critical datacenter services to India’s leading internet, banking, insurance, and clients from other industries.It will also provide India’s growing tech giants with reliable, robust data management and distribution networks, with near 0% downtime, 100% redundancy and Industry’s lowest PUE of 1.35.
Shri Priyank Kharge, Minister for IT, BT, and S&T, Government of Karnataka, spoke at the launch, and said, “I am happy that CtrlS latest datacenter is being situated in Bengaluru. Our city, which is already the leader in software services is also fast becoming a hub for global organizations and I'm sure the CtrlS datacenter will be the start of an ecosystem.”
It is a well-known fact that the Hyperscale economics give unlimited scalability and lower TCO. CtrlS is building hyperscale datacenters across the nation with abundant floor and rack space that empower enterprises with massive scalability.
With over 100 MW power and 20000 racks, CtrlS datacenters are located in hearts of major Indian metropolises, far from the coastal belts, major traffic zones and flights paths, with no history of flood or natural calamities.
As internet usage expands across the country, and as more and more users adopt to mobile internet and content creation, the requirements for an “always-on” datacenter is even more keenly felt. Organisations such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media providers will need to ensure 0% downtime for their services. Similarly, with growing e-commerce and online payments for products and services, including mobile apps and websites, a reliable, robust infrastructure ecosystem is desired, combined with highest uptime SLA and robust security.
The Tier-4 datacenter in Bengaluru will serve the country’s banking, insurance, e-commerce, internet organizations and other business enterprises running mission critical applications requiring 100% uptime and military grade security. CtrlS Bengaluru Tier-4 datacenter is designed to provide near 100% uptime. While a regular Tier-3 datacenter usually faces about 4 hours of downtime in any calendar year, a Tier-4 datacenter has advanced infrastructure and design features that reduce downtime to less than 30 minutes in any given year.
CtrlS’s Tier-4 datacenters spread across Hyderabad, Mumbai and Noida have already established industry records. Over the last 10 years, CtrlS datacenters have experienced no downtime whatsoever and have maintained 100% uptime.
The newly launched datacenter is a green building as it meets its power requirement using solar and other sustainable sources. Additionally, there are two major power lines - which means that CtrlS will never experience a power outage at any point. The building is also earthquake-proof with over 9 levels of security (Military Grade Security). This datacenter is certified by GBCI (under LEED v4 O+M).
Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Chairman and Managing Director of CtrlS, commented on the green-certification of CtrlS, and said, “Our Datacenter has been awarded a Platinum LEED certificate by the US Green Building Council, making it The only Datacenter in the world to receive such certification. We will continue to innovate and ensure our business is both profitable and environmentally sustainable.”
An investment of Rs.1, 200 crore has been earmarked for setting up new datacenters, investment in R&D and upgrading infrastructure across the company’s five data centres. Moreover, the company is also planning to harness solar power and convert all datacenters to be solar powered in coming five years.
Commenting on this, Sridhar continued, “A lot of data flows through the silicon city. The future plan is convert all our DCs to be solar powered in the next 5 years."
Shiv Kumar Bhasin
CTO – State Bank of India
“Banking applications require seamless availability. CtrlS enabled us in the most critical area – Availability. Zero downtime in last eight years! Secondly we have grown our datacenter from few racks to hundreds of racks. CtrlS has helped us to scale without any disruption and always on time everytime.”
Head – India Cloud Platform, Tata Consultancy Services
“When you have a partner who can complement your offerings, collaboration leads to amazingly productive outcomes. This truly applies to our relationship with CtrlS. They have been a highly dependable, innovative and agile partner. With their help, we have been able to meet our critical technology and business needs.”
MD South Asia, Intel
“The amount of data generated in India is more than anywhere in the world. This is a collective challenge that is being addressed by service providers such as CtrlS and solutions like this make possible a lot of data innovation and AI Solutions.”
Head – IT, TATA AIG Insurance
“Our DC, DR migration from TLC DC was amazingly completed in just 2 days time. What a speed! We are extremely delighted with CtrlS team and support.”
Sanjay Padmakar Narkar
CTO – IDFC Bank
“For a new bank such as ours, high availability, scalability, customization, security of data is a key criterion. CtrlS met all our criteria providing industry best uptime SLA of 99.995%, lowest PUE, scalability on demand combined with customization and mile deep security CtrlS is a true long-term strategic technology partner for us.”
Senior VP, SAP
“For SAP, data security is mission critical. The choice of datacenter is not easily taken. We are very thrilled to work with CtrlS; they meet our every need and satisfy our very stringent standards.”
V Raj Kumar
Head – Datacenter Solutions, Zoho
“We are impressed with CtrlS’ focus on R&D in every piece of DC component to drive out consistent results that always keep them on the cutting edge.”
CIO –Standard Chartered Bank
“As a banking and financial services company, security of data is a key concern. CtrlS with its robust security control systems ensured our applications and infrastructure are well protected, well augmented by CtrlS processes which are very robust.”
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