Tulip acquires data center facility in Bengaluru

by CXOtoday Staff    Jan 18, 2011

data centerTulip Telecom, enterprise data services provider, recently acquired a data center facility in Bengaluru by acquiring 100 percent shares of SADA IT Parks (SADA) at a value of Rs. 2.3 billion. The total data center space of approximately 10 lac sq. ft will be owned and operated by ‘Tulip Data Center (subsidiary)’. It will be set up with a total investment of Rs. 9 billion spread over a period of three years.

“Our new data center will help meet the rising customer requirements for co-location, managed hosting and data storage and a suite of other complementary services including managed security services and storage requirements of our customers from across the globe,” remarked Sanjay Jain, CEO, Tulip Telecom.

According to the company, the eco-friendly data center can house up to 16,000 racks, backed by upto 100 MW power supply through 5X20 MW substations. This facility will further be able to host over 2,000 technical and managerial workforce. The civil structure of this facility is ready and the company would make investments in power equipments, HVAC, fire detection and extinguishing systems, physical and data security systems, network equipment, WAN, LAN and storage, systems and software for data center operations depending on the demand. The facility is expected to be ready for utilization in less than six months.

“This acquisition provides us with the opportunity to garner a higher market share given our end-to-end product and service offerings whilst enabling customer stickiness. It will provide us a platform to roll out numerous other services including cloud computing, SaaS and managed application services,” commented Lt. Col. HS Bedi, VSM, chairman and managing director, Tulip Telecom.

This data center, as informed by Tulip, will serve the hosting, co-location, storage and connectivity needs of large enterprises and small and medium businesses in India and other emerging markets, while also serving as a disaster recovery facility for enterprises that are present in other key business centers across India or nearby countries.

The completed facility will aim to offer a wide range of physical security features, including smoke detection and fire suppression systems, motion sensors, and 24×7 secured access with biometric and proximity card readers, and video camera surveillance and security breach alarms, stated the company.