As the need for data is increasing exponentially around the globe, India also needs more data centers to keep up with the countries globally; hence, Reliance Jio is planning to make their own data centers in Uttar Pradesh maintained and handled by Reliance Jio only.
The new reports from ET Telecom suggest that Reliance Jio is planning to invest a whopping 950 million USD in developing a data center in Uttar Pradesh, as Jio is booming with data clients and also looking forward to bring 5G connectivity in India, so maybe that is the reason why they are looking forward to building their own data center in Uttar Pradesh.
It has also reported that Reliance will use their renewable energy plant to power the data center, but whether the data center will be used to keep their data or it will be offered as a service that remains secret as of now.
This new project is an important one for Mukesh Ambani’s Jio, so there is a report that around a 20-acre plant has been allotted to the Company and will cost about 700 crores to build this new data center. Sidharth Nath Singh, who oversees the ministries of investment and export for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) and textile in Uttar Pradesh, stated this in a Mint reply query.
The data center will consist of six interconnected data center buildings, which will offer around 30,000 racks of capacity and 200MW of power. Sidharth Nath Singh also said that this would bring many job opportunities in the field of the IT Sector and will also help Yogi Adiyanath’s government to reach the milestone of a $1 trillion economy by 2024.
Aditynath’s government had decided to make improvements in infrastructure development, industry, agriculture, urban development, and service sectors. So it will be interesting to see how things progress now.
The Indian government has been on an aggressive mode lately towards boosting the economy recently, even at the cost of privatizing some government sectors to the key players such as Reliance and Adani Group, so this step is not surprising to that progression.