Microsoft has chosen Hyderabad to set up its data centre, joining a growing list of multinational companies (MNCs). This comes just months after Amazon Web Services, another large corporate, announced that it will establish its data centre in the State. Government-led enterprises such as the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) have also chosen Hyderabad to set up a smart data centre.
“A big plus for the city is the availability of highly skilled people in the domains of cloud computing, data analysts,” BS Rao, vice-president of marketing at CtrlS, says. “The intellect is an important factor for any organisation looking to set up their data centre here.”
“Hyperscalers, which are data centres that consume massive energy, are slowly emerging in Hyderabad with companies like Amazon and Microsoft,” Samson Arthur, director of Knight Frank, says. ”Amazon has been given land in peripheral locations like Shamshabad to set up their data centre which is closer to the IT hubs. The cost of real estate is much cheaper in the city and Hyderabad can host a distinct set of data centres.”
Another big need of any data centre is access to seamless bandwidth and an undisrupted power facility. In both these, Hyderabad has been gaining momentum. The government has made all efforts to build the infrastructure that has led to surplus bandwidth and fibre connectivity which goes up to gigabytes for commercial purposes.