Adani Enterprises has given on lease 4.64 lakh square feet of space at its data centre in Noida to Raiden Infotech, an entity of Google, for Rs 11 crore monthly rent, according to documents accessed by CRE Matrix.
The documents, accessed by the data analytics firm, showed that D C Development Noida Ltd, which is part of Adani Enterprises Ltd, has leased 4,64,460 square feet of space at Adani data centre in Sector-62, Noida for a period of 10 years.
The rental is Rs 235 per square feet per month. The starting annual rent is Rs 130.89 crore and there will be 1 per cent increase in the rental every year. The lease agreement was signed last month, the documents showed.
Email queries sent to Adani Group’s flagship firm Adani Enterprises and Google remained unanswered.
In February 2021, Adani Enterprises had formed an equal joint venture with leading global data centre operator EdgeConneX to develop and operate data centres throughout India.
To start with, the JV had announced building a network of hyperscale data centres in India, starting with Chennai, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Vizag and Hyderabad.
In July 2021, Noida Authority had allotted 34,275 square metres land at Sector 62 to Adani Enterprises for setting up a data centre with an investment of around Rs 2,400 crore.
Adani Enterprises Ltd had in November last year divested its 100 per cent stake in DC Development Noida Pvt Ltd to AdaniConnex Pvt Ltd, which is an equal joint venture between Adani Enterprises and EdgeConneX.
Last month, real estate consultant CBRE released a report ‘Data Centres in India: Powering Up Real Estate in a Data-High Era’, stating that there has been a surge in demand for data centres in India on growing digitalisation and policy impetus.
The COVID pandemic has accelerated the adoption of technology and data usage has increased significantly, it said.
Moreover, CBRE noted, OTT, online gaming, increased smartphone usage, e-commerce, online schooling by edutech platforms, location-agnostic work, along with advanced technologies, including machine learning, 5G, blockchain and artificial intelligence, have led to a multi-fold jump in data transmission and need for high spec servers.
India’s data centre market has witnessed an investment of USD 14 billion in the last five years, and the cumulative funding could cross USD 20 billion by 2025 as investors look for assets with stable income, according to CBRE.