CtrlS Datacenters, a prominent data center provider in Asia based in Hyderabad, has revealed a comprehensive investment plan of $2 billion (approximately Rs 16,600 crore) over the next six years. This strategic move is aimed at amplifying the company’s operations, reiterating its dedication to the region, and solidifying its position as a leader in the industry.
The investment initiative entails a significant focus on three crucial areas. Firstly, the company plans to expand its operational capacity by adding approximately 350 MW across new and existing hyperscale and edge data centers in India and select Southeast Asian markets. Currently, CtrlS Datacenters operates 12 data centers with a total capacity of 234 MW, situated across seven cities in India.
In addition to scaling capacity, CtrlS Datacenters has set its sights on sustainability and eco-friendly practices. The company intends to invest in key technologies and strategies related to advanced cooling, power management, and infrastructure design for its hyperscale data centers.
It aims to become carbon neutral by 2030 and is investing in 153-Megawatt Peak (MWp) solar projects across three markets, generating 2,50,000-Megawatt Hours (MWh) of energy annually. This includes a 145 MWp solar project in Maharashtra, fully owned and operated by the company. By 2025, CtrlS Datacenters plans to invest in additional 300 MWp solar projects.
Moreover, CtrlS Datacenters plans to bolster its workforce, with expectations to hire over 1,000 people in the next six years to accommodate its growing operations and service expansions.
Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Founder and Chairman of CtrlS Datacenters, emphasized the significance of staying relevant in the evolving market dynamics, especially amidst the surging demand for AI and cloud technologies.
CtrlS Datacenters has immediate plans to kickstart operations of three new data centers in 2023, marking a significant milestone in its expansion journey. This substantial investment signifies the company’s commitment to providing cutting-edge data center technology while striving for sustainability and growth in the digital infrastructure landscape.