Tulip And IBM To Establish World's Third Largest Eco-Friendly Data Centre

Indian data centre provider Tulip has chosen IT solutions firm IBM to set up a massive data centre in Bengaluru (Bangalore).

The data centre will be the largest in India and the company’s fifth in the country. Tulip also claims that the data centre will be the third largest eco-friendly data centre in the world.

The company also roped in data centre consultation firm Schnabel, along with IBM, to set-up the data centre.

“We are extremely happy about our association with IBM and Schnabel for our fifth and the country's largest data centre set up,” Tulip Telecom CEO Sanjay Jain said in a statement.

“Having world leaders like IBM and Schnabel as consulting partners will enable us to further enhance the enterprise data services experience for our customers, who are not only based in India, but also outside the country,” he added.

The company announced the new data centre with the acquisition of a data centre facility in Bengaluru by purchasing 100 percent shares of SADA IT Parks for INR 230 crore (~ $51.8 Million). The company will further invest INR 900 crore (~ $202 Million) to develop the facility which is spread across a massive 9 lac (~ 0.9 Million) square feet. The company already has data centres in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.