CEO Talks : Kalyan Muppaneni in conversation with Dataquest, at the Grand Launch of Pi, India’s First Uptime Institute TIER IV Certified Data Center
Pi has come up with India’s First Uptime Institute TIER IV Certified Data Center. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu was the chief guest at the launch event.
During the launch, Kalyan Muppaneni, Founder & CEO, Pi, spoke to Dataquest and he said, “Pi is committed to helping Indian enterprises by providing solutions for their cloud requirements. While Pi is the largest Tier IV datacenter giving the assurance to consumers about the security to their data, the facility will provide seamless uptime to enterprises. Through this facility, it is our endeavor to capture more and more market.”
This data center will serve as a key destination for other enterprises and IT companies to come to this place. “Pi will be functioning from this place and expand its reach in the Indian market and then global. Before we make any moves outside India, our endeavor is to capture this market and strengthen our footprint by offering enterprise customers solid options,” added Kalyan.
Pi will further expand and set up more data centers in TIER II cities across India. “We’ve further plans to open up data centers in places like New Raipur and Kochi. The new data centers will be launched in the near future. It is a good sign that global players like Microsoft, IBM and others are here in the country with their data centers. This shows that there is a huge potential for data center players in the Indian market. Our belief is that India will be a data center hub and will serve other markets as well in the near future.” said Kalyan.
Pi is the first Software Defined Strategic Data Center (SDDC) in the world and uses openstack virtualization framework to deliver the best-in-class computing, storage, and networking experience. Pi is capable to deliver top of the league modular colocation and hosting services with a capacity up to 5000 racks, making it the largest in its class in Asia. Pi’s Enterprise Cloud Platform “Habour1” is an openstack based enterprise cloud in India. It is also a cloud stack on a software-defined storage architecture in India.
Recently, Pi, as claims Kalyan, has been awarded Uptime Institute TIER IV Design Certification, achieving the highest standards for infrastructure, functionality, and capacity as demonstrated on the design documents. The company aims to cater to the key industry verticals with the most advanced industry solutions stack, offering the highest standards of security, utmost scalability, and flexibility at lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Interestingly the company has got a profound list of customers who have already signed for the data center space at the new facility. Among its esteemed customers is the Government of Andhra Pradesh.