Hyderabad: The National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), the umbrella organization for operating retail payments and settlement systems in India, said that it is all geared-up to launch its own Smart Data Center in Hyderabad.
Industries Minister K. Tarakarama Rao laid the foundation stone of Smart Data Center that will be built as per the international Data Center standards. The Smart Data Center would be recognised as the first TIER IV Data Center in Hyderabad.
NPCI is building its own Smart Data Center to house the National critical set-up with highly secured infrastructure. The Smart Data Center, to be built with an estimated investment of around INR 500 crores, will host major services under the DIGITAL INDIA initiatives.
The Smart Data Center would be located in Narsingi Village, RR Dist. – 500 075. With this Data Center, Hyderabad will be one of the Major Hub for Processing Payments with a value of almost Rs.15 lakh Crore per month and transactions of about 14,000 Million transactions per month.
NPCI had chosen Telangana, being one of the strategic and fastest growing IT corridors in the country, advantage of supportive geographical presence, availability of abundant Human resources & best in class network & Infrastructure, extraordinary support from Telangana Govt.
This will add to Telangana brand equity in attracting investments in the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) sector.
The Proposed Smart Data Center is designed in TIER-IV standards, would ensure high availability upto 99.995% and complied with full redundant infrastructure (N+N) even during natural calamities like earthquakes, cyclones etc. and have modular design for higher sustainability.
It is going to be environment friendly with the adoption of green building features, rain water harvesting and solar panels. The Smart Data Center is being built with an Internet of Things (IoT) based building management system that will have 8 layers of security systems.
The building would have the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.59 with high availability of power directly from the 33kv grid. NPCI has engaged Larsen & Toubro (L&T) as its turnkey contractor for building the Smart Data Center.
Dilip Asbe, NPCI MD & CEO, NPCI said, “We thank the IT Minister of Telangana for laying the foundation stone of our Smart Data Center.
Our focus will always remain on enhancing acceptance infrastructure for digital payments so as to encourage customers towards digital transactions to achieve RBI and Government’s less cash objective. With the Smart Data Center, we are happy to create more employment opportunities as well.” (INN)