Intel is opening a new research and development lab at a data center facility belonging to CtrlS Datacenters in Bengaluru, India.

The new facility will be used as an “at scale” location for developing and testing new processor architectures, CtrlS said in a statement. The company added that the move will also allow Intel to have access to CtrlS’ partner ecosystem, which includes memory vendors and systems Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs).

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– CtrlS Data Centers

Intel and CtrlS have been partners for over 15 years, said chairman Sridhar Pinnapureddy, and the relationship would now go to a higher level.

“I wish the Intel team great success and look forward to serving their expanding needs over the next few years,” he said.

Intel booked space in CTRLs' DC1 facility in Bengaluru earlier this year, taking 11,536 sq ft (1,072 sqm) in data center space on the first floor of the facility for three years .

Founded in 2007, CtrlS Datacenters currently operates 12 data centers with a total capacity of 234MW across seven cities – Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Noida, Lucknow, and Patna, with plans to bring three more online this year.

In October, the company announced plans to invest $2 billion over the next six years in expanding across Asia and the Middle East, adding 350MW of AI and cloud-ready hyperscale data center capacity at new and existing facilities.