Tulip Telecom and IBM Build India’s Largest Data Center to Address Rapid Growth of Mobile Consumers in Emerging Markets

by Guest Post on February 7th, 2012

- 900,000 square foot facility uses advanced green design for maximum efficiency
- New IBM SmartCloud services allow Tulip to deliver Infrastructure, Storage and Platform-as-a-Service to customers
- Modular Data Center design and high reliability supports up to 100 megawatts of power

Bangalore, India – 07 Feb 2012: IBM today announced it has worked with Tulip Telecom Ltd. to design and help build the largest data center facility in India to deliver new cloud and networking services.

Tulip Telecom is a leading telecommunications network and data service provider, reaching more than 2,000 cities and towns throughout India.  With the number of people using mobile devices to access the Internet increasing dramatically, IDC estimates that the amount of information managed by enterprises will grow 50 times over the next decade, and in the next two years alone the number of servers installed will increase by 49 percent over those installed today.

IBM’s data center and SmartCloud infrastructure services will support Tulip in dramatically extending its existing offerings to quickly meet customer demand.  Covering more than 900,000 square feet, and 20 Enterprise Modular Data Centers in a four tower building, the facility is engineered to support up to 100 megawatts of power, making it the third largest data center in the world.

IBM designed and is building the largest data center in India for Tulip Telecom Ltd. to deliver new cloud and networking services to its customers. Image credit: IBM

Tulip Telecom teamed with IBM to design a solution that could easily scale to its customers’ infrastructure needs quickly and efficiently.  IBM brings deep expertise in building modular data centers worldwide, and its enterprise-focused, secure SmartCloud services.

“Our goal is to be the largest data connectivity and managed services provider, and to succeed we needed a modernized data center that could support both business and operational requirements,” said Lt. Col. HS Bedi, Chairman and Managing Director, Tulip Telecom Ltd.  “With a project of such magnitude at hand, we chose to partner with IBM because the company has global expertise in designing and building innovative, energy efficient cloud data centers that should support our needs now and in the future.”

The new highly efficient data center is designed to international green building standards and engineered with power, chillers, cooling, rack layout and uninterrupted power supply systems.

“A data center that can last decades when information technology is changing every two to three years is critical for Tulip to support its growing business,” said Steven Sams, Vice President, Global Site and Facilities Services, IBM.  “IBM’s data center and SmartCloud services will allow Tulip to take the next step in meeting the fluctuating demands of its customers, as well as meet India’s environmental efficiency regulations.”

IBM has designed and delivered more than 1,000 modular data centers for customers around the globe helping customers save up to 30 percent in energy costs per year compared to traditional data centers.

*Source: IBM

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