Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCOM), has announced new milestones in its ´Cloud & Fiber´ initiative, with the confirmation of its India Landing and completion of IDC-5, India´s largest Data Center, in preparation for the new Eagle Subsea Network, which is on target to land in India in 2020, the company said.
The new IDC-5 Data Center, located at Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City (DAKC) in Mumbai, has the capacity of 40MW over its almost 450,000 square feet built-up area and 6,000-rack capacity.
IDC-5 is a Green Data Center and IGBC pre-certified for Gold rating. With a best-in-class design, IDC-5 has a separate utility block for high-voltage equipment and DG sets. It is a purpose-built facility with robust floor loading of 1,200 Kg/Sq m and designed for Earthquake Seismic Zone 4.
The Eagle express cable system, when it lands in Mumbai, will drive 120Tbps of capacity towards Hong Kong and 120Tbps towards Europe. The new network will be based on state-of-the-art 100G technology using next generation Coherent Submarine Fiber.