Global Cloud Xchange Completes Indian Preparations for Eagle Subsea Network

Global Cloud Xchange Completes Indian Preparations for Eagle Subsea Network

RCom subsidiary Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has completed its IDC-5 data centre and its India Landing in preparation for the new Eagle Subsea Network, which is on target to land in India in 2020.

“When Eagle lands in two years, it will be connected to the world’s largest cloud operators inside India’s newest and largest data centre,” said Bill Barney, CEO of RCOM, and Chairman & CEO of GCX.

The new IDC-5 Data Centre, located at Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City (DAKC) in Mumbai, has the capacity of 40MW over its almost 450,000 square feet built-up area and 6,000-rack capacity. IDC-5 is a Green Data Centre and IGBC pre-certified for Gold rating. With a best-in-class design, IDC-5 has a separate utility block for high-voltage equipment and DG sets. It is a purpose-built facility with robust floor loading of 1,200 Kg/Sq m and designed for Earthquake Seismic Zone 4.

“India has a key strategic location in the global submarine cable network. New cables extending to the East and West from India will help to accommodate surging capacity demand and enhance network resiliency,” said Alan Mauldin, Research Director, TeleGeography.

The Eagle express cable system, when it lands in Mumbai, will drive 120Tbps of capacity towards Hong Kong and 120Tbps towards Europe. The new network will be based on state-of-the-art 100G technology using next generation Coherent Submarine Fibre.

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