In 2020 , the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology announced its draft Data Centre Policy , designed to make the country more attractive for domestic and foreign investment into the data centre sector . In this article , Ed Cooke , Founder at Conexus Law , shares some of his experiences of working on Indian projects including some of the key differences in design and construction contracts .
The government ’ s vision is to make India a global data hub , primarily by promoting the data centre sector to give it infrastructure status and creating a benign regulatory environment . Plans also include establishing Data Centre Economic Zones with high-quality power and connectivity infrastructure , water and other utilities , and creating financial incentives , particularly for the use of Indian-manufactured equipment and hardware . In fact , certain state governments , such as the states of Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh , have already announced state-wide policies to encourage data centre development .
Over the past few years , a number of global data centre operators have announced investment partnerships focused on the Indian market . These include the recently announced joint venture between Digital Realty and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners , Yondr ’ s venture with Singaporean Everstone Group , AdaniConneX ( a JV www.intelligentdatacentres.com