Data center capacity in India: Market Overview


February 17, 2023


For Data centers, there is an installed capacity of 60 GW+ (IT Load) in the world, which is expected to go up to 80 GW in 2025. There are more that 500 hyper scale data centers worldwide. It is expected to be a 125 Billion USD market by 2025 globally.

In India, Data center market is growing. India has more than 800 MW installed capacity with Mumbai leading with 371 MW, Bengaluru at 162 MW, Chennai at 100 MW, Delhi NCR at 72 MW, and rest in Pune, Hyderabad, and other small cities. It is still only 2 % of global capacity. Capacity is expected to grow at 10-12 % annually.

If we see operators, major operators are STT Global with 200 MW, Nxtra – 150 MW, NTT Global – 150 MW, CtrlS – 129 MW, Sify – 100 MW, Yotta – 80 MW with major expansion plans. New comers include Adani- Edgconnex with 1 GW installation plans, Reliance Jio – 200 MW plans, Blackstone Lumina – 200 MW and Yotta with major expansion plans in the coming years.

Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud are the hyperscalers which will develop data centeres in Hyderabad and Mumbai.

If we see from where there demand is coming from in India – Cloud is maximum at 43 %, Banking – 15 %, Retail/ Ecommerce at 12 %, Media at 8 %,


Policy in India has been delayed, with Data Protection Bill introduced in 2019 still at draft stage, DC policy is also at draft stage. Although several states in India have introduced their local policies like Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. Various features of the policy are tax exemptions, and keeping it under essential services.

Technically, key Issues that affect Data Centers:

  • Security
  • Availability
  • Capacity
  • Performance
  • Local Integration
  • Sustainability

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