Data Centre Parks The Next Big Thing In Uttar Pradesh

Data Centre Parks The Next Big Thing In Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW || With passage of time, the number of people active on social media has drastically increased. There is a very wide user base which is loyal towards platforms like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube etc in the Hindi heartland.

Over time it has proven doubly difficult to make sure that the data floating around online of these users is safe. It has been both expensive and difficult to make that possible.

Not just this keeping information like the data of Aadhaar Aadhaar card along with domains like banking, retail trade, healthcare, travel, tourism among others safe has been top priority with rising cyber threats.

In a step towards making that humongous task possible, the Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh has decided to build a data centre park. The much talked about tech-oriented park will be set up under the watch and investment of the Hiranandani Group of Mumbai.

It will be built on 20 acres of land in Greater Noida. The investors also plan to invest Rs 550-600 crore. This in turn will give IT companies much needed muscle in U.P.

The current dispensation is also formulating a policy for this in view of the vast potential in the data centre sector.

The approval for the project has been given by the U.P. CM Yogi Adityanath. Reportedly this is the first data centre park of its kind in UP. The Hiranandani's have set up such facilities in Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad.

There is already much growing interest in investment for data centre parks by noted names like Rack Bank, Adani Group and Earth companies who proposed combined capital investment of 10000 crore rupees to the UP government.

With power consumption need the data centre will get electricity through open access. It is noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has for long-mooted the need for setting up such data centres across the country for some time now.

By definition, a data centre is a large group of computer servers connected to a network. It is used by companies for storage, processing and distribution of large amounts of data.

Investors will be given many types of discounts. There are plans to provide power from two grids to the data centre park. Under the policy, it is proposed to promote solar energy in the development of data centre parks as well.

--Arijit Bose

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