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Procurement of renewable energy in Indian data centers presents opportunities

The “Data Center Market in India – Industry Outlook and Forecast 2021-2026” report has been added to’s offering.

The India data center market by investment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 12% during the period 2020-2026.

The India market is witnessing significant investment from colocation service providers due to high demand from BFSI, logistics, transportation, e-commerce, and government agencies, fueled by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several global colocation and data center service providers have been shown a tremendous inclination toward the Indian data center market, which is likely to contribute to the market growth. For instance, in August 2020, Equinix entered India with the acquisition of GPX Global Systems in Mumbai, which is likely to close by Q2 2021. In December 2020, Adani Group announced to set up a hyperscale data center facility with an investment of around $340 million in Chennai.

The company had partnered with the global colocation service provider, EdgeConneX, to build and operate 1 GW of data center campuses across the country, powered by renewable energy power plants in India. Government agencies and enterprises are setting up their own data centers in India. The deployment of on-premises infrastructure solutions continues to grow in the market. Also, the National Payments Corporation of India, State Bank of India, National Payments Corporation of India, and Information Technology Department Tamil Nadu investing in their self-built facilities in the country.

The following factors are likely to contribute to the growth of the India data center market during the forecast period:

  • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Increased Investments on Edge Data Centers
  • Procurement of Renewable Energy in Data Centers
  • Adoption of Hyperconverged & Converged Infrastructure Platforms

Key enablers may be listed as

  • COVID-19 Impact On Data Center Market In India;
  • Government To Grow Digital Economy & Data Center Investments
  • Rise In Investments From Colocation Providers
  • Cloud Adoption Increases Data Center Investments
  • Big Data & IoT Drive Data Center Investments


Challenges Related to Power Reliability

Security Challenges In Data Centers

Lack of Strong Network Connectivity

Increasing Water Scarcity For Data Center Cooling

Key Data Center Critical (IT) Infrastructure Providers

  • Arista Networks
  • Atos
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • Huawei Technologies
  • IBM
  • Juniper Networks
  • Lenovo
  • NEC Corporation
  • NetApp

Key Data Center Support Infrastructure Providers

  • ABB
  • Blue Box (Swegon)
  • Caterpillar
  • Climaveneta Climate Technologies (Mitsubishi Electric)
  • Cummins
  • Delta Electronics
  • Eaton
  • KOEL (Kirloskar Group)
  • Legrand
  • NetRack Enclosures
  • Panduit
  • Rolls-Royce Power Systems
  • Reillo Elettronica (Riello UPS)
  • Rittal
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens
  • Vertiv Group

Key Data Center General Construction Contractors

  • DSCO Group
  • Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
  • Prasa
  • Sterling and Wilson (Shapoorji Pallonji Group)
  • Turner & Townsend
  • Vastunidhi

Key Data Center Investors

  • Airtel India (Nxtra Data)
  • CtrlS
  • NTT Global Data Centers (Netmagic)
  • Pi Data Centers
  • RackBank
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm
  • ST Telemedia Global Data Centres India
  • Sify Technologies
  • Web Werks
  • Yotta Infrastructure (Hiranandani Group)

New Entrants

  • Adani Group
  • Bridge Data Centres
  • Colt Data Centre Services (Colt DCS)
  • Equinix (GPX Global Systems)
  • Mantra Data Centers
  • Princeton Digital Group (PDG)

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