Adani Group and EdgeConneX have formed a new joint venture named AdaniConneX, and aim to construct 1GW of data center capacity over the next decade.
The Indian conglomerate and US data center firm will take an even split in the venture, which will develop and operate Edge and Hyperscale data centers throughout India.
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AdaniConneX building Edge and Hyperscale facilities
The new JV will build a network of hyperscale data centers across India, starting with the Chennai, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Vizag and Hyderabad markets. Development and construction at these sites have already begun.
AdaniConneX will also construct a number of Edge data centers throughout India, with these locations reportedly designed to scale with demand and become full scale data center campuses if needed. Both the hyperscale and Edge data centers will mostly be powered by renewable energy.
“In Adani, we have the ideal partner in India,” said Randy Brouckman, CEO of EdgeConneX. “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.”
Jeyakumar Janakaraj, previously CEO of Adani Global Singapore, is taking the position as CEO of AdaniConneX.
“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,” said Gautam Adani, Chairman of the Adani Group. “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.”