With a population of over 1.32 billion, India is the #9 globally-ranked country on Cloudscene based on data center density. India has a GDP of US $2.6 trillion, and the country’s top service providers include Sify, Tata Communications, and Airtel. The nation has 29 internet users per 100 citizens, while its connectivity ecosystem is made up of 122 colocation data centers, 348 cloud service providers, and 8 network fabrics.
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Market Overview

India is the second most populous country in the world, and was formerly governed by the British Empire. India boasts the 7th largest nominal GDP in the world, but has an internet literacy rate of 26% (340.87 million internet users).

Data Center & Telecommunications Economy

The total GDP of India is over US $2.1 trillion and with a contribution of 9.5% from the digital economy, India’s data center industry is thriving. Besides India’s data centers, the digital economy includes 21.87 million fixed line telephone subscriptions and 1.18 billion mobile telephone subscriptions.

Data Center Markets

India contains several data center clusters throughout the country providing plenty of colocation opportunities. The primary colocation data center markets in India are:

India has several important intercontinental submarine cables connecting it to Asia, Africa and Europe. There are 133 Indian data centers, the majority of these colocation facilities are located in and around Mumbai. Large carrier neutral Indian data centers feature rich ecosystems and state of the art equipment, ensuring maximum uptime and connectivity to over 1,133 service providers.

Indian Rankings

Cloudscene compares and ranks data centers, cloud service providers and network fabrics in a given market by a range of different qualities including ecosystem size and network size.

Richest Data Center Ecosystems

The top five colocation facilities in India are:

  1. GPX Mumbai 1
  2. Web Werks Mumbai DC2, Rabale
  3. Noida DC
  4. Sify Rabale Mumbai DC- 1&2
  5. Sify Airoli Mumbai 2

Top Data Center Operators

The top five data center operators in India are:

  1. ST Telemedia Global Data Centres
  2. Airtel
  3. Netmagic Solutions
  4. Sify
  5. Nxtra Data

Top Service Providers

The top five cloud service providers in India are:

  1. Sify
  2. Tata Communications
  3. Airtel
  4. Vodafone
  5. Reliance Communications

Energy Distribution

Energy is a significant issue for data centers and India has good coverage of the energy sector. India is energized by 29.3% renewable or green sources, with the remaining provided by fossil/nuclear fuels. This gives Indian colocation facilities significant opportunities to take advantage of green energy. In addition to green energy, data center consumers enjoy a range of PUE scores between 1.30 and 175.00. The average PUE for Indian data centers is 6.07. Indian colocation facilities provide over 607.68 MW of power and has a range of rack power options from 2.70 kW to 5.40 kW.

Natural Disasters

The vastness of India ensures that it experiences a myriad of different natural disasters. The most prominent natural disasters are cyclones, floods, storms and earthquakes.

Service Providers

India’s communications industry is regulated by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Major players in the carrier space include:

  • Vodafone
  • Airtel
  • Jio
  • RCom
  • BSNL

While the top three service providers are:

There are numerous smaller providers as well.

Cloudscene Indian Facts

  • Total number of Indian data centers: 133
  • Total number of cloud service providers: 1,133
  • Total number of network fabrics: 8
  • Latest Indian data center added: Mumbai
  • Latest Indian data centers service provider: IBM
  • Number of certified colocation facilities in India: 60