Technology firm CtrlS has launched a Tier-4 data center aimed at internet, banking, insurance firms in India and informed that an investment of Rs 1,200 crore has been earmarked for setting up new data centers, investment in R&D and upgrading infrastructure across the companies five data centers. Tier 1 to 4 data center is a standardised methodology use to define uptime of data center. Tier 4 data center components are fully fault-tolerant including uplinks, storage, chillers, HVAC systems, servers etc and everything is dual-powered, guaranteeing 99.995% availability.
Company held an inaugural ceremony which was attended by Priyank Kharge, Minister for IT, BT, S&T, Government of Karnataka, Margarent Anderson, Senior VP of SAP Labs India, Sameer Garde, President, CISCO, Prakash Mallya, Managing Director, Intel India, among others. “I’m happy that CtrlS latest data center is being situated in Bengaluru. Our city, which is already the leader in software services is also fast becoming a hub for global organizations and I’m sure the CtrlS data center will be the start of an ecosystem,” said Kharge.
The Tier-4 data centre in Bengaluru will serve the India’s banking, insurance, e-commerce, internet organisations and other business enterprises running mission critical applications requiring 100% uptime and military grade security. CtrlS claimed that its Bengaluru Tier-4 data center is designed to provide near 100% uptime. While a regular Tier3 data centre usually faces about 4 hours of downtime in any calendar year, a Tier4 data centre has advanced infrastructure and design features that reduce downtime to less than 30 minutes in any given year. But, CtrlS said that its Tier4 data centers spread across Hyderabad, Mumbai and Noida have established industry records – Over the last 10 years, CtrlS data centres have experienced no downtime whatsoever and have maintained 100% uptime.
Company informed that Bangalore data centre is the one of the first LEED Platinum data center certified by GBCI (under LEED v4 O+M). “This green building generates its power requirement using solar and other sustainable sources. Additionally, two major power lines – which means that CtrlS will never experience a power outage at any point. An earthquake-proof building, with over 9 levels of security (Military Grade Security),” said CtrlS.
“Our Data center has been awarded a Platinum LEED certificate by the US Green Building Council, making it The only Data center in the world to receive such certification. We will continue to innovate and ensure our business is both profitable and environmentally sustainable,” said Sridhar, Chairman and Managing Director of CtrlS, adding that the future plan is to convert all DCs to be solar powered in the next 5 years.