NTT GDC has launched its latest hyperscale data center campus in Chennai, India.

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– NTT via LinkedIn

The Chennai 2 data center campus is located on a six-acre site in Ambattur and at full build-out will have a total of 34.8MW available from two nine-story buildings. The first building, which is now live, offers 17.4MW of capacity.

Chennai 2 is 9km away from NTT's Chennai 1 data center which has 2MW of capacity across 1,500 sqm (16,145 sq ft).

In a LinkedIn post, the company said: “The new campus will serve as the digital gateway connecting India to Southeast Asia and beyond, enabling businesses to explore new horizons and opportunities.”

Sharad Sanghi, chairman at NTT Global Data Centers & Cloud Infrastructure India said: “India is an important market for us and home to a significant part of this global capacity. Going forward, our investment roadmap in India includes multiple data center campuses, renewable energy plants, subsea cables, and more. We are dedicated to empowering India’s digital landscape and are excited to embark on this transformative journey.”

Doug Adams, NTT GDC SEVP, GDC & Submarine Cable, added: “Data centers are at the foundation of every successful digital transformation effort. As one of the global leaders in data center services, NTT has been investing aggressively to add data center capacity across all our markets to support our client’s digital initiatives.

“Our planned and operational data center capacity exceeds 1,900 MW across 20 countries and regions. To conclude it can be said that NTT is well-positioned to meet the growing demands of clients and drive their digital transformation initiatives forward.”

The launch of this data center comes soon after NTT landed the MIST subsea cable in Chennai. The subsea cable spans 8,100km, connecting Malaysia, India, Singapore, and Thailand, and has 12 fiber pairs, capable of carrying more than 200 Tbps. The cable is being constructed by a consortium including NTT Communications India Network Service and Orient Link.

This latest campus brings NTT’s Indian footprint to 16 facilities with more than 3.1 million sq ft (290,000 sqm) and 205MW of capacity. In May of this year, the company announced that it would spend $11 billion on data centers, AI, and other “growth areas” over the next five years.