Singapore-based data center provider, Princeton Digital Group (PDG), has launched a new data center in Mumbai, India. With an investment of $300 mn, data center MU1 is constructed across ~six acres within the IT campus at Airoli, Navi Mumbai.
The facility will deliver data center capacity to hyperscalers – large cloud, content, commerce, and Fintech organizations. Data center MU1 provides 48 MW of critical IT capacity across 2 buildings.
The MU1 data center will be powered up to 40 percent by renewable energy and will function with minimal water consumption.
PDG is backed by blue-chip institutional investors like Warburg Pincus, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), and Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala). In Feb 2022, PDG received an equity investment of more than $500 million led by Mubadala Investment.
Rangu Salgame, Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of PDG said, “India is one of the fastest growing data center markets in the world today and is a key focus market for PDG. We are committed to delivering hyperscale grade capacity at global standards to our customers in India. The launch of MU1 further strengthens our position as a leading Pan-Asia datacenter operator, that is focused on creating sustainable value and being an enabler of digital growth. Our continued track record of delivering on our commitments is a key factor that makes PDG the partner of choice for hyperscalers across Asia Pacific.”
Founded in 2017, PDG is a market leader in Asia’s hyper-scale data center market, with availability in 5 countries with a portfolio of 20 data centers and 600 MW capacity. In addition, PDG has a solid growth pipeline to establish more data centers in India, to serve the country with highly secure, scalable, and sustainable services and solutions across multiple cities.
“The demand for data centers has accelerated rapidly, driven by large-scale cloud adoption, enhanced Internet penetration and extensive digital transformation. Our MU1 data center provides state-of-the-art internet infrastructure, designed to meet mission critical requirements. With a formidable team of highly experienced data center professionals, PDG has ambitious plans to scale and expand across India and is also committed to the cause of grooming young engineering talent into leaders of tomorrow,” said Vipin Shirsat, MD, India at PDG.