E-commerce firm Flipkart has opened a data centre in Hyderabad, its second, to support the technology infrastructure. The firm built the data centre in partnership with CtrlS, a major player in this field.
The firm had set up its first data centre in Chennai.
“The data centre is captive for our needs. It is going to be the core for our operations,” Rajneesh Kumar, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Flipkart, told BusinessLine.
He said the facility has been designed to be a tier-4 rated facility with the bulk of the energy coming from renewable source. The company has 80 warehouses across the country with more than one lakh sellers registered on the e-commerce platform. It has eight warehouses in Telangana.
Kumar, however, refused to talk on the capacity of the data centre and on the investments that went into it. “The data centre will improve our ability to bring in more sellers and marginal, small and medium enterprises to our e-commerce and cater to more consumers in the country,” he said.
“We will create a viable ecosystem for MSMEs, local manufacturers and in the process create quality local jobs,” he said.
Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary (IT and Commerce, Telangana), who inaugurated the facility on Monday, said Telangana was the first State to have an exclusive policy for data centres.―The Hindu Business Line