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

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Pi Amaravati software defined data centre

Pi Datacenters, India’s native enterprise-class data centre and cloud service provider, has launched Asia’s largest tier IV-certified data centre in Amaravati, Vijayawada. The new offering, called Pi Amaravati, is claimed to be the world’s first software-defined data centre.

“Pi Amaravati is a major milestone for the entire team and we are indeed privileged to have amongst us today,” said Kalyan Muppaneni, founder and CEO, Pi Datacenters.

The new data centre uses OpenStack virtualisation framework to deliver an advanced computing, storage and networking experience. It is capable to offer league modular colocation and hosting services with a capacity up to 5,000 racks. Furthermore, there is the company’s enterprise cloud platform Habour1 that is powered by open source provider SUSE.

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

“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,” Muppaneni adds.

MoU to enhance latest offering

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