- Adani Enterprises and EdgeConnex publicized the establishment of a 50:50 joint venture (JV).
- Both enterprises will use their expertise and capabilities to develop and operate data centers across India.
- The idea behind joining forces is to boost the Digital India program.
- This pan-Indian platform of hyperlocal and hyperscale data centers will be driven by renewable energy.
AdaniConnex JV, a new data center platform
Adani Enterprises, India’s leading multi-infrastructure organization, and the venture of Adani Group and EdgeConnex, a topmost data center operator, publicized a 50:50 joint venture (JV).
Both enterprises will use their expertise and capabilities to develop and operate data centers across India. Adani Enterprises and EdgeConnex will work in a team to address the rising requirements for enhanced and reliable IT infrastructure. To develop India’s leading green data center platform, both enterprises will invest significant capital into joint ventures over the next decade.
The idea behind joining forces is to boost the Digital India program, a plan by the Government of India to turn India into a digitally inspired society and knowledge economy.
Along with full-scale data centers, AdaniConnex will also develop a portfolio of edge data centers strategically located across India, which will support the requirement of more proximate capacity. These edge sites are planned and designed to scale quickly with rising demand and become full-scale data center campuses.
This pan-Indian platform of hyperlocal and hyperscale data centers will be driven by renewable energy. Being a most renowned provider of data center solutions, EdgeConnex will contribute well-trained personnel and leading industrial technology solutions to the venture.
The AdaniConnex JV will be completely concentrating on developing a network of hyperscale data centers in India, beginning with Chennai, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Vizag, and Hyderabad markets. As per the resources, construction and development at these sites have already started.
Randy Brouckman, CEO at EdgeConneX, Inc., commented: “In Adani, we have the ideal partner in India. They possess the necessary capabilities and unique expertise in India required to build out critical digital infrastructure that can best support our customers across the entire country. We look forward to investing in the digital economy of India and meeting our customers’ needs throughout the region in collaboration with Adani.”
Gautam Adani, Chairman of the Adani Group, commented: “One of the best manifestations of our Honorable Prime Minister’s Digital India vision is the speed with which the entire Indian population has come online and the subsequent continued exponential growth in data consumption.”
He further added: “India currently has one of world’s largest data subscriber population and to address the need for a reliable infrastructure to support Cloud, Content, Network, IoT, 5G, AI and enterprise requirements, data centers are a fundamental infrastructure need of a nation. The Adani Group brings to the table a unique combination of green power, real estate expertise, access to undersea cable landing stations, and several nodes across the country that will serve as edge locations. In addition to EdgeConneX’s domain expertise and cutting-edge technology in the data center business, we have been very impressed with the agility they bring to the joint venture.”