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Netmagic to continue growing footprint in Bengaluru

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A new data center will help meet demand in one of India’s largest cities

Netmagic, a subsidiary of NTT Communications, is planning to build another data center in Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), India.

The company’s third facility in the city will offer enough space to host 2,500 racks.

According to the Deccan Herald, Netmagic’s second data center in Bengaluru is 85 percent full, and its owners expect to run out of capacity in the middle of 2016.

Bangalore City skyline, India

Bangalore City skyline, India

Source: Thinkstock / Noppasin Wongchum

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NTT Comms is a part of Japanese conglomerate NTT Corporation - the world’s largest data center operator with more than 250 facilities worldwide. It acquired a majority stake in Netmagic in 2012, and proceeded to invest heavily in the Indian market.

Netmagic owns and operates a total of nine carrier-neutral data centers: five in Mumbai, two in Bengaluru, one in Deli and one in Chennai.

The second data center in Bengaluru - sometimes called ‘the Silicon Valley of India’ due to its volume of IT exports - was opened in 2013. The facility currently hosts 1,250 racks, and is close to being full.

The new data center will add space for another 2,500 racks and will be similar to Netmagic’s recently opened facility in Mumbai. It will require a similar level of investment – at least Rs 700 crore (US$108m).

Netmagic CEO and president Sunil Gupta told Deccan Herald that the company expects to reach Rs 1,000 crore (US$154m) in revenues by the end of 2018.

NTT Comms has recently obtained a Unified License for national long-distance services in India, enabling it to offer networking services to local customers, and not just infrastructure services.

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