CtrlS Datacenters announced a $2 billion investment strategy spread over the coming six years, following a series of recent top management hires. The Rated-4 datacenter service provider in Asia aims to substantially upscale its operations, focusing on three primary areas, said the company.
Firstly, the company plans to add 350 MW of AI & Cloud-ready Hyperscale Datacenters, responding to the growing demand fuelled by the rise of AI applications and Cloud technologies. Investment will be channeled towards several key areas including advanced cooling, power management, and overall infrastructure design in its new hyperscale datacenters.
The new facilities will feature technologies such as Liquid Cooling, AI HVAC, AI Optimised Rack Layout, and High-Efficiency Power Infrastructure, creating a conducive environment for emerging technology service providers to expand their IT footprint.
Currently, CtrlS Datacenters operates 12 datacenters with a total capacity of 234 MW across seven major Indian cities. The proposed investment encompasses an additional capacity of approximately 350 MW across new and existing hyperscale and edge datacenters in India and selected Southeast Asian markets.
Secondly, aiming for carbon neutrality by 2030, CtrlS Datacenters is investing in 153-Megawatt Peak (MWp) solar projects across three markets to generate 250,000-Megawatt Hours (MWh) energy annually. This includes a 145 MWp solar project in Maharashtra that will be fully owned and operated by the company.
By 2025, there's a plan to invest in another 300 MWp projects. Alongside renewable energy projects, water conservation measures will be enhanced by deploying advanced water recycling technologies, aiming for 100 percent usage of recycled water at all datacenters.
Lastly, the company said it intends to double its headcount by 2029, continually recruiting and skilling new personnel. Recent hirings include industry veterans from global MNCs to bolster its leadership team, with Royce Thomas joining as President & Chief Business Officer, Ashish Ahuja as Chief Technology Officer, Vipin Jain as President-Datacenter Operations, and Mohit Pande as Chief Financial Officer. Over the next six years, the company anticipates hiring over 1,000 individuals.
Sridhar Pinnapureddy, founder and chairman, CtrlS Datacenters, said “Since 2007, we have been committed to innovation and excellence, and the present surge in AI and cloud technologies warrants that we stay relevant to these changing market dynamics, while leading the charter of sustainability…”