CtrlS is to build a data center in Uttarakhand in northeast India.

Local press reports that the company this week signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Uttarakhand government to set up an Edge data center in the state.

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CtrlS' Bangalore facility – CtrlS Data Centers

The proposed greenfield facility will reportedly be built over the next eight to ten years and will have a capacity of 10MW.

“CtrlS’ data center will be embedded into a larger digital ecosystem of the state, enabling the growth of data, infrastructure, and technology-driven businesses around our facility. We expect our proposed data center to facilitate an influx of direct and indirect investments to the tune of Rs 2,500 crore and generate around 1,000 jobs,” said Sridhar Pinnapureddy, chairman, CtrlS Datacenters Ltd.

CtrlS has an operations footprint of 1.2 million sq ft and a further five million under construction across India. The company operates data centers in Hyderabad (two), Bengaluru (one), Mumbai (four), and Noida (one), as well as two Edge facilities, one each in Patna and Lucknow. Eventually, CtrlS intended to set up over 20 Edge data centers across the country.

The company recently announced plans for its first international facility in Thailand.

Sifi coming to YEIDA data center park in Noida

Elsewhere in India, Sify is potentially planning a new data center development in Uttar Pradesh.

The company, and infrastructure firm Jackson Limited, were both allocated space in the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) data center park.

"Both the companies have been allotted plots with an area spanning 20,000 sqm for the data center park in Sector 28 near upcoming Noida International Airport,” said a YEIDA spokesperson. “An investment of Rs 1757.45 crore and employment generation for 775 people is proposed on the allotted plots.”

The authority has five data center plots totaling around 100 acres located along the Yamuna Expressway between Delhi and Agra up for sale.

Three plots measuring 40,000 sqm (430,555 sq ft) and two plots of 20,000 sqm (215,280 sq ft), all in Sector 28 of Noida, are being offered under the scheme. Previous reports suggest the plots could provide up to 40MW.

Sify operates 11 data centers across India totaling around 100MW. Noida is already home to one Sify data center, Greenfort, with 9.4MW of power and 55,000 sq ft (5,109 sqm) of raised floor space. The company has previously said it aims to invest $345 million in new data centers in Noida.