Through this new partnership, Prasa will bring GRC's high quality immersion-cooling products, including ICEraQ, ICEtank, HashRaQ, and HashTank to the Indian data centre market, which is one of the largest in the APAC region.
With new requirements for more robust IT infrastructure through data localization, ample real estate, human capital and the proliferation of mobile devices, India's data centre market is predicted to continue its significant growth. A report by Cushman and Wakefield predicts that digital data in India will reach up to 2,3 million petabytes by 2020; growing at twice the global rate. Additionally, it was recently reported that Hewlett Packard Enterprise plans to invest $500m in India while increasing its workforce by 20%, and last month, Indian mega conglomerates announced over $12 billion in data centre investments within the next seven years.
"We are extremely excited to partner with Prasa", stated Peter Poulin, CEO of GRC. "Driven by the recent data localization laws and the Digital India campaign, the Indian data centre market is rapidly becoming one of the largest in the APAC region. However, the rapid growth combined with new-age applications such as AI, 5G, Edge, and the growing popularity of Cloud solutions, present new challenges for data centre operators. We are confident that with our technology and Prasa's expertise, we will be able to deliver robust solutions to help customers cut costs and better navigate the upcoming changes."
In addition to the challenges of keeping up with the rapid growth in demand, Indian data center operators are often faced with challenges related to the availability of space and power, as well as the reliability of IT equipment in unforgiving environments. GRC's immersion cooling solutions promise to alleviate these concerns by cutting space and power utilization in half while improving hardware reliability by protecting servers from air-borne contaminants, oxygen, moisture, and hence corrosion.