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GCX announces India Landing; completion of India data centre

Mumbai, June 19: Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), on Tuesday announced new milestones in its ‘Cloud & Fiber’ initiative, with the confirmation of its India Landing and completion of IDC-5, India’s largest data centre, in preparation for the new Eagle Subsea Network, which is on target to land in India in 2020. GCX is a subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCOM).
“When Eagle lands in two years, it will be connected to the world’s largest cloud operators inside India’s newest and largest data center,” said Bill Barney, CEO of RCOM, and Chairman and CEO of GCX. “We are delighted to have completed IDC-5 in time to make it an anchor on the world’s ‘Cloud & Fiber initiative’ which will play a pivotal role in the hyper growth of technology expansion across the Emerging Markets Corridor,” he added. The new IDC-5 Data Center, located at Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City (DAKC) in Mumbai, has the capacity of 40MW over its almost 450,000 square feet built-up area and 6,000-rack capacity. IDC-5 is a Green Data Center and IGBC pre-certified for Gold rating. With a best-inclass design, IDC-5 has a separate utility block for high-voltage equipment and DG sets. It is a purpose-built facility with robust floor loading of 1,200 Kg/Sq m and designed for Earthquake Seismic Zone 4, a company statement said. (IANS)

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