TATA COMMUNICATIONS EXPANDS ITS INTERNET DATA CENTER TO KOLKATA

By July 16th, 2009 AT 3:19 PM

Tata Communications, a leading global provider of a new world of communications, today announced the opening of its Data Center in Kolkata, the first such third party tier III data centre in eastern India. This latest addition to Tata Communications rollout of world class IDC infrastructure will enable customer access to reliable, secure data centers which are connected our Tier I India and Global network backbone.

The data centre, built to Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) 942 standards, is spread across 6,000 square feet of area capacity. Being in the same facility as Tata Communications’ core network infrastructure backbone, customers have excellent connectivity options to take them to any part of the country and the world with minimum latency and maximum reliability.

The centre would tap not only east India based companies but also those who service customers in the east, allowing them to locate their data close to their customers for better service quality.

We are extremely happy to enter the Eastern India market, making us the only data centre services player with presence across the metros. The eastern India market is a relatively untapped market and we hope to act as an enabler for attractive investment opportunities in this region through our services.  Now customers will no longer need to invest in setting up captive data centers or locate it outside the region. We offer them the same stringent SLAs and quality assurance which they have come to expect from us,” said Abid Qadiri, Vice President, Data Center Services, Global Managed Solutions, Tata Communications.

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Tata Communications has already acquired anchor customer for the data centre.Launch of Data Center Services in Kolkata is part of the company’s $ 2 billion investment plan over the next three years. Increased footprint of the data center infrastructure, integrated with Tata Communications extensive network backbone is the foundation for offering our customers Value-added and Managed Services such as Managed Hosting & Storage, Managed Security, Virtualization, and a host of other solutions.

Tata Communications already has nearly a million square feet of data center space worldwide. Tata Communications’ data centers are spread across Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Pune, making it the largest and widest service provider in India.

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