Princeton Digital Group (PDG) has launched its flagship MU1 data centre in Mumbai, India. The 48MW facility represents a US$300 million investment in the country.
The Asia-based data centre provider announced in a press release that the MU1 facility was delivered ahead of schedule, despite global supply chain challenges.
“India is one of the fastest growing data center markets in the world today and is a key focus market for PDG. We are committed to delivering hyperscale grade capacity at global standards to our customers in India,” said Rangu Salgame, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of PDG.
The MU1 data centre is built across six acres of land within a large IT campus based in Airoli, Navi Mumbai. PDG will target large cloud, content, commerce, and fintech companies as customers of the hyperscale facility.
The new Mumbai data centre is an Uptime Tier III certified facility and achieved a IGBC Platinum certification, which is the highest standard of Green Buildings Certification. The facility will be powered by up to 40% of renewable energy sources and is the first Open Compute Project (OCP) certified data center in India.
“The demand for data centers has accelerated rapidly, driven by large-scale cloud adoption, enhanced Internet penetration and extensive digital transformation. Our MU1 data center provides state-of-the-art internet infrastructure, designed to meet mission critical requirements,” said Vipin Shirsat, Managing Director for India at PDG.
PDG has a portfolio of 20 data centres within Asia, totaling a capacity of 600MW. With more data centres planned for India, the hyperscale provider looks to develop local young engineering talent into future leaders.