India’s largest online retailer Flipkart has opened a data center in Hyderabad, India.
The facility is the Indian e-commerce site’s second data center in the country and its first in the state of Telangana.
Flipkart did not disclose the cost of the data center, but The Times of India reported its value to be around Rs 200 Crore ($28.6 million).
The company claims the facility is designed to Tier IV standards, and most of its power will come from renewable energy sources. The data center was built in partnership with regional colocation provider CtrlS.
Flipkart's chief corporate Affairs officer Rajneesh Kumar said at the facility’s opening that, "in the growing e-commerce business of Flipkart, data centers play a critical role in serving our sellers and customers better, as well as ensuring business continuity.
“Our new data center at Hyderabad is a testimony of our investment in the ecosystem and the state. We are determined to continue growing the business and create a viable ecosystem for MSMEs, local manufacturers and in the process create quality local jobs."
Last May, Walmart acquired a 77 percent stake in Flipkart for $16 billion, with some of the remaining stock held by tech giants such as Microsoft and Tencent.