Flipkart inaugurates 'green datacenter' in Hyderabad; strengthens technology infrastructure in state
The datacenter will strengthen Flipkart's technology infrastructure in Telangana and will run largely on renewable energy.Debolina Biswas
Online ecommerce markertplace Flipkart inaugurated its state-of-the-art datacenter in Hyderabad on Monday, and investment in Telangana to strengthen its technology infrastructure. Its has been designed to be Tier-IV rate and most of the power consumed will be fulfilled by renewable energy.
The datacenter has been built in partnership with Hyderabad-based Tier IV datacenter CtrlS. The It was inaugurated by Jayesh Rajan, IAS Principal Secretary IT and Commerce, Government of Telangana; along with Rajneesh Kumar, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Flipkart. Sridhar Pinnapureddy, CEO of CtrlS was also present at the event.
The datacentre will further power Flipkart's growth and help the company prepare for larger scale of opportunities and add technology capabilities in its cloud platform software that supports the ecommerce player's core solutions.
Rajneesh said, "In the growing ecommerce business of Flipkart, datacenters play a critical role in serving our sellers and customers betters, as well as ensuring business continuity. Our new datacenter is a testimony of our investmnet in the ecosystem and the state. We recognise the tremendous opportunity for sustained data-driven transformation in India and we are pleased by the support we have received from the State Government in our efforts. We are determined to continue growing the business and create a viable ecosystem for MSMEs, local manufacturers and in the process create quality local jobs."
This is Flipkart's second datacenter in the country and the first one in Telangana. It is expected to help strengthen the marketplace ecommerce business in India. The datacenter will further enhance Flipkart's ability to bring in more sellers and MSMEs to the platform.
Jayesh said, "Telangana was the first state to come out with a dedicated policy on datacenters, and to see such encouraging results is very satisfying for all of us. Their (Flipkart's) investment and commitment to the business will further strengthen Telangana as the first choice of IT and Tech companies to not only scout for talent but for further strengthening their technology infrastructure establishments as well. The technology infrastructure support we have created in Telangana in collaboration with the industry allows for stronger technology solutions and support for businesses as well as provides for a better future for our youth.”
The datacenter is built with Flipkart-designed racks, intelligent power and cooling and customised hardware for mission critical computing, storage, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities, backed by ultra-low latency network.
Last month, the ecommerce platform had introduced cobots in its sortation centre in Bengaluru. These Automatic Guided Vehicles can sort 4,500 packages every hour, compared to the earlier 500 parcels per hour done manually.