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World’s first software-defined data centre gets launched in India

Pi Datacenters, India’s native enterprise-class data centre and cloud services provider, has launched Asia’s largest Tier IV-certified data centre in Amaravati, Vijayawada. The company claims the new offering, called Pi Amaravati, is the world’s first software-defined data centre.

                                 “Pi Amaravati is a major milestone for the entire team,” said Kalyan Muppaneni, founder and CEO, Pi Datacenters. The new data centre uses the OpenStack virtualisation framework to deliver an advanced computing, storage and networking experience. It is capable of offering league modular colocation and hosting services with a capacity of up to 5,000 racks. Also, the company’s enterprise cloud platform Habour1 is powered by open sourse provider SUSE. 

                                 Vijayawada-based Pi Datacenters has recently been awarded Uptime Institute Tier IV design certification known as the higest standard for infrastructure, functionality and capacity.

                                  “With the launch of Pi Amarvati, we will be offering highly innovative and tailored solutions with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and a host of other cloud-enabled product and services to our esteemed partners,” Muppaneni said.

                                  Along with launching the Pi Amaravati data centre, Pi Datacenters has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with companies like PowerGrid, IRCTC, MahindraFinance, Deutsche Bank and Unibic. These partnerships will expand open source developments in the data centre space.