CtrlS has broken ground on a new data center in Hyderabad, India.

The colocation firm this week held a groundbreaking ceremony for its third hyperscale facility in the Gachibowli suburb of Telangana.

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The 18MW facility will span 131,000 square feet (12,170 sqm) and have capacity for 1,600 racks.

“It gives me immense pleasure to add the third (rated-4) hyperscale data center in Hyderabad,” said CtrlS founder and CEO Sridhar Pinnapureddy. “As we commence the construction of this facility, we are sowing the seeds for new employment opportunities, ability to help expansion of global multinationals and Indian businesses into the city of Hyderabad for their colocation or disaster recovery needs.”

The facility will meet LEED Platinum standards and meet Rated-4 standards under TIA-942. It will feature rain harvesting, water conservation, and recycling capabilities.

CtrlS currently operates four facilities in Mumbai, two in Hyderabad, and one each in Bangalore/Bengaluru and Noida, totaling more than 1 million sq ft.

In an interview with Deccan, Pinnapureddy said the company aims to expand its footprint from the current capacity of 1.2 million square feet to six million square feet in the next 24 months in Hyderabad, Chennai, and Mumbai, and hopes to expand internationally.

CtrlS also aims to establish 500 Edge data centers in tier-2 and tier-3 cities across the country in phases. The company also plans to develop a 500-acre solar plant to power its operations with renewable energy.

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