Demand for setting up of data centres to go up by 2025


We have witnessed the demand of the Real Estate for  setting up of Data centres have gone up during the coronavirus outbreak across the global level, including in India. However, many DC owners are struggling to enhance the customer base. It is true that acquiring new customers is hard work.


It’s not as simple as putting out an amazing product and hoping for the best—you need to make a crystal clear customer journey to supplement it. Key touchpoints at different customer journey stages are critical to building an optimal user experience. The Indian data centre market is likely to see higher growth than the global average.


A survey says, the Real estate demand for data centres is set to grow by 15-18 million sq ft over the next 4 to 5 years across major Indian cities. Data centre demand is expected to touch over 2,500 megawatt between 2021 and 2025 with the adoption of 5G, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, increasing use of cloud services and in smart cities.


India’s data localisation laws, increasing adoption of cloud technology, and ever-increasing use of ecommerce, digital transactions and social media will result in increased demand of data thereby, pushing the need for data centre and cloud services in the country.


At present, data centres in India occupy over 7.5 million sq ft area, consuming over 650 MW power. More than 8 million sq ft and 870 Megawatt capacity is under construction and will go online between 2021 and 2025.  With the proposed development of over 10 million sq ft for 1200 Megawatt, the country is expected to achieve 3000 Megawatt data-centre capacity in near future.