IBM, Tulip Telecom build world’s third largest data centre

by CXOtoday Staff    Feb 07, 2012

The new facility will support both business and operational requirements, says Tulip.

IBM said that it worked with enterprise data services company Tulip Telecom to design and help build the largest data centre facility in Bangalore to deliver new cloud and networking services.

Covering more than 900,000 square feet, Tulip Data City (TDC) is the world’s third largest data centre with 20 enterprise modular data centres in a four tower building, the facility is engineered to support up to 100 megawatts of power.

As per reports, TDC expects to earn revenues of Rs 1,000 crore annually once the data centre is fully operational.

Tulip Telecom teamed with IBM to design a centre that could scale to its customers’ infrastructure needs quickly and efficiently.

“Our goal is to be the largest data connectivity and managed services provider, and to succeed we needed a modernized data centre that could support both business and operational requirements,” said Lt. Col. HS Bedi, Chairman and Managing Director, Tulip Telecom Ltd. “With a project of such magnitude at hand, we chose to partner with IBM because the company has global expertise in designing and building innovative, energy efficient cloud data centres that should support our needs now and in the future.”

The new highly efficient data centre is designed to international green building standards and engineered with power, chillers, cooling, rack layout and uninterrupted power supply systems.

“A data centre that can last decades when information technology is changing every two to three years is critical for Tulip to support its growing business,” said Steven Sams, Vice President, Global Site and Facilities Services, IBM. “Our data centre and SmartCloud services will allow Tulip to take the next step in meeting the fluctuating demands of its customers, as well as meet India’s environmental efficiency regulations.”

Tulip Telecom is a leading telecommunications network and data service provider, reaching more than 2,000 cities and towns throughout India.

IBM said that it has designed and delivered more than 1,000 modular data centres for customers around the globe helping customers save up to 30 percent in energy costs per year compared to traditional data centres.