Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will inaugurate a data center in Greater Noida on Monday. In this state-of-the-art data centre, data related to social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube will be kept safe.
New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is coming to Greater Noida on October 31, he will inaugurate the country's largest and the state's first data centre here. The first phase of this project has been completed in 2 years and this data centre has been fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
In this data centre, the data of about 60 per cent of the people of the country will be kept safe. In the data centre, the data of crores of users of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc. will be kept safe. Along with this, other data related to banking, business, healthcare, and travel will also be safe here. what is a data centre
Gradually, big companies are now emphasizing building people's data centres. A data centre is a place where data storage, as well as the processing of information, is done, the responsibility of transporting it from one place to another is also the responsibility of the data centre, in which a large number of servers are established, processing the data and information. They are kept safe themselves, as well as if any data is needed by any company or particular, then they are also provided to it.
The first tower in this data centre being built in Knowledge Park 5, Greater Noida has been fully completed. Which is being inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on 31 October. The Greater Noida Authority allotted 81000 square meters of land in Knowledge Park 5 to Hiranandani Group on 15 October 2020 for about 116 crores to build a data centre.
The first tower of the data centre was targeted to be commissioned in July 2022. It got delayed due to Covid-19. The centre's first tower is now ready, its capacity is to store 30 MW of data. In the last 2 years, a tower is completely ready to be closed, which will be inaugurated, if we talk about it, then a total of 6 towers will be built in this data center.
After the construction of all the towers, the data of about 60 per cent of the people of the country will be kept safe here. According to officials, there will be an investment of about 7000 crores in the data centre, in which about 15 people will get employment directly and indirectly. Apart from this, the construction of two towers has been started in January 2022 and the capacity of these two towers will be to store 30 MW of data, both towers will be ready by July 2024.
Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL) has geared up for power supply in the data centre. In the entire Greater Noida West, 150 societies, malls, and schools all together consume 130 MW of electricity. But if we talk about the data centre, then 200 MW of power will have to be supplied here alone. For which a special line is being prepared. Talking Greater Noida West, there are 84 societies, 31 under-construction projects, 10 malls, and more than 15 schools and villages. During the summer season, the demand for 130 MW of power reached here.
What do experts say?
Cyber expert Kanika Seth told IANS in a special conversation that the bigger the data centre is. Equally the need for internal and external security is more. He told that it is very important for a data centre to keep data for at least 5 years, in view of that it is very important to take care of the capacity to keep the data.
Along with this, he told that when social media as well as very important data is also present in the data centre, then it is very important to have many posts of security. Special care has to be taken on internal high-level security so that no intruder can harm or tamper with our data through cyber-attack. He says that the state case is the involvement of both the country and the state governments in the first data centre, so it can be assumed that the data being kept here will be safe and secure here.