Bharti Airtel (Airtel) on Tuesday mentioned that its subsidiary Nxtra Knowledge Restricted (Nxtra) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maharashtra Industrial Growth Company for organising two new knowledge centre campuses within the state.
The brand new services will come up at Mumbai and Pune respectively, Airtel mentioned in a press release.
Just lately, The Caryle Group, by its entities, had introduced an funding of $235 million (round ₹1,750 crore) for a 25 per cent stake in Nxtra at a post-money valuation of $1.2 billion. Nxtra will use the proceeds from this transaction to proceed scaling up its infrastructure and choices throughout India, it mentioned.
India is witnessing a substantial surge in demand for safe knowledge centres pushed by the digital transformation of companies, shopper demand for digital providers, and knowledge localisation necessities, and that’s the reason Airtel can also be betting huge on it.
The corporate already operates two giant knowledge centres in Maharashtra. Additionally, it has a number of edge knowledge centres throughout Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nagpur and Kolhapur.
Nxtra’s ten giant knowledge centres and greater than 120 edge knowledge centres present clients with co-location providers, cloud infrastructure, managed internet hosting, knowledge backup, catastrophe restoration, and distant infrastructure administration.
“We’re on a mission to assist the expansion of India’s digital ecosystem with state-of-the-art and extremely safe knowledge centre infrastructure,” Rajesh Tapadia, Chief Government Officer, Nxtra Knowledge, mentioned including that footprint in Maharashtra is a part of the corporate’s nation-wide enlargement plans to serve the evolving necessities of digital India.
Headquartered in New Delhi, Nxtra from Airtel affords safe knowledge centre providers to main Indian and world enterprises, hyperscalers, start-ups, SMEs and governments. Nxtra’s nation-wide portfolio of huge knowledge centres and greater than 120 edge knowledge centres present clients with co-location providers, cloud infrastructure, managed internet hosting, knowledge backup, catastrophe restoration, and distant infrastructure administration.
And, to safe their companies additionally, Airtel has not too long ago launched ‘Airtel Safe’ — a complete suite of superior cybersecurity options.
From endpoint safety, electronic mail safety to cloud DDOS safety and extra, Airtel Safe has created a complete portfolio by strategic partnerships with world leaders equivalent to Cisco, Radware, VMWare, and Forcepoint.