Pi Datacenters, a greenfield data centre enterprise, wants to become the largest datacentre in India by 2018. With focus on major industry verticals in domestic and international markets, Pi aims to excel in providing highly innovative and tailored solutions with infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and a host of other cloud enabled products through its smart, software driven data centre (SDDC) architecture. Kalyan Muppaneni, founder and CEO, Pi Datacenters, says distributed IT and the Internet of Things (IoT) are pushing IT resources closer to users and industrial processes. Companies will turn to software defined data centre solutions that support fast deployment, greater standardisation, higher scalability and remote management across distributed IT locations. And that is where Pi Datacenters’s advantage lies.
“Pi is a software-defined next generation cloud data centre that gives enterprises peace-of-mind and helps businesses take advantage of the cutting-edge IT infrastructure to deliver the world-class experience to their customers,” says Muppaneni, who played a big role in shaping Intel’s enterprise architecture for global manufacturing and supply chain. As he says, he has long dreamt of coming back to India and starting a disruptive technology company with a customer-centric framework.
“We are looking at multi-tenant clientele and even offering private customised suites in data centres in India which will be the first of its kind in the country,” he says. “By 2018, we will be the largest data centre in the country, both in terms of revenue and capacity offering innovations in co-location and cloud.” Pi Datacenters currently delivers its solutions out of its cloud hub and managed services delivery centre at Vijayawada. “We want to partner with our customers in designing their digital transformation and business growth, through our holistic cloud and data center solutions, cutting across all verticals and segments,” he adds.
As part of its plans, the company is launching its largest datacentre with 5,000-plus racks capacity at Mangalagiri, Amaravati, the capital region of Andhra Pradesh, shortly. Being greenfield, uptime certified Tier-IV software defined strategic datacentre and best in class architecture, form the core of the intelligent datacentre. “The product portfolio is designed to cater to enterprises across industry verticals, and ranges from off-the-shelf services like co-location and managed hosting, to tailored solutions around cloud products and managed services,” he adds.
Recently, tech focused fund Epsilon Venture Partners and a major Australian private equity group, invested R154 crore in Pi Datacenters. The global data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) market 2016-20 report says growing adoption of modular data centres, in which each module can host dedicated IT, power, and cooling equipment, will be a key trend in driving the market.