As part of its strategy for strengthening its technology infrastructure, India’s largest online entity, Flipkart has announced the launch of a data centre in Hyderabad.
The centre will further enhance the company’s ability to bring in more sellers and MSMEs to the platform and cater to more consumers in the country.
It was inaugurated by Jayesh Rajan, IAS Principal Secretary IT and Commerce, Government of Telangana; along with Rajneesh Kumar, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Flipkart. Sridhar Pinnapureddy, CEO of CtrlS was also present at the event.
This facility has been designed to be Tier-4 rated wherein most of the power consumed is fulfilled by renewable energy and it is also one of the most energy efficient data centres in India with a low overall PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness).
Jayesh Ranjan said the state was the first to come out with a dedicated policy on data centres and to see such encouraging results come out is very satisfying for all.
The data center is built with Flipkart-designed racks, intelligent power and cooling and customised hardware for mission critical computing, storage, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities, backed by ultra-low latency network.