Pi Datacenters, a data center and cloud service provider, launched “Pi Amaravati” in Vijayawada, the capital of the reorganized state of Andhra Pradesh. The company is planning to raise about Rs. 550 crore ($90 million) in aSeries B round. The firm had raised Rs. 150 crore in Series A in December last year.
Inaugurated by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, it is one of the most advanced data centers in the world. Naidu tweeted that the facility will provide employment to 2,000 people.
Pi Amaravati is the first Software Defined Strategic Data Center (SDDC) in the world to use open stack 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 upto 5000 rack.
Kalyan Muppaneni, Founder & CEO – Pi Datacenters claimed that Pi Amaravati was Asia’s largest Uptime Institute Tier-IV Certified Data Center. He said, “Pi Amaravati is a major milestone for the entire team and a strong source of inspiration for the entire IT community.”
“With the launch of Pi Amaravati, we will be offering highly innovative and tailored solutions with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and host of other cloud enabled product and services to our esteemed partners,” he added.
Pi’s Enterprise Cloud Platform “Habour1 is the first OpenStack based enterprise cloud in India, powered by SUSE. It is also the leading Cloud stack on a Software Defined Storage architecture in India and first Cloud data center with a modular architecture in Asia, the company said.
Recently, Pi Datacenters 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 the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
At the launch of the Pi Amaravati data center, the firm has signed agreements with over 10 companies including Power Grid, IRCTC, Mahindra Finance, Deutsche Bank, SAR Group, Yatra.com and SnapBizz.