India Data Centre Outlook: H1 2021
Indian Data centre industry capacity to double by 2023; reach ~1GW* from 499 MW in H1 2021
India’s data centre industry has maintained the growth momentum of 2020. The first half of 2021 witnessed 46.4 MW absorption - equivalent to 90% of supply addition during the period. Increasing digital usage fueled by remote work, e-commerce, online education, healthcare, gaming and entertainment has been driving demand for data centres as various businesses scale up their IT infrastructure to meet growing digital demand.
The existing and potential drivers of data consumption indicate that the upside to data consumption is going to be exponential. The sector is witnessing action from policymakers, investors, operators, regulators, enterprises and cloud players. At the same time, the industry is adopting sustainability measures to reduce its carbon footprint. Indian data centre industry capacity is expected to double from 499 MW IT load to 1007 MW IT load by 2023.
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