STT GDC India wins Frost & Sullivan Indian Data Centre Colocation Services Company of the Year 2023

Mar 26, 2024
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STT GDC India Wins Frost & Sullivan Indian Data Centre Colocation Services Company of the Year 2023


Acknowledging our efforts and solidifying our purpose of powering a sustainable digital future, we are thrilled to announce that STT GDC India has been awarded the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Company of the Year award in the Indian Data Centre Colocation Services Industry for the sixth consecutive year.


As one of the world’s fastest-growing data centre providers, ST Telemedia Global Data Centre has a singular goal of enabling technological advancement through innovation by offering scalable and secure, world-class data centre solutions and services.


Combing the 3 components - scale, spirit, and operational excellence, we #EnableOurDigitalFuture and empower customers to seamlessly accomplish their vision of a smarter digital future with our flexible, agile, secure, and reliable data centre solutions.


We take pride in our dedication to excellence, innovation, and sustainability in powering the digital economy of India. And this award is also a testament to our unwavering commitment to our customers, employees, and the planet.


Frost & Sullivan employs a comprehensive and meticulous analytical process to assess the candidates for each award category, ultimately selecting the final winner. This method incorporates an in-depth assessment of best practices criteria along two dimensions for every nominee. We are glad to say that STT GDC India stood out in numerous criteria within the data center colocation services domain.


Best Practices Criteria for World-Class performance


Visionary Innovation & Performance Customer Impact
Addressing Unmet Needs Price/ Performance Value
Visionary Scenarios Through Mega Trends Customer Purchase Experience
Implementation of Best Practices Customer Ownership Experience
Leadership Focus Customer Service Experience
Financial Performance Brand Equity


A Legacy of Unmatched Service and Innovation

Since our inception in 2004, STT GDC India has been at the forefront of the data centre colocation services industry, with a profound impact on India's digital landscape. Our extensive footprint spans across ten major cities, including Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, among others. It currently manages one of the largest white space areas with more than 318MW of critical IT load spread across 28 facilities including facilities under development, across 10 cities in India. STT GDC India's focus on environmental sustainability and world-class services has earned it the status of a preferred partner across various industries, including global hyperscalers and Fortune 500 companies.


Infact in 2022, Frost & Sullivan recognized STT GDC India for its innovative innovation, eco-responsible and ethical business practices, customer-centricity, and notable commercial success, and remains impressed with the company’s continuing innovation and sustained leadership.


"As an industry pioneer instrumental in leading the country's data centre market, STT GDC India follows best practices that enable it to provide exceptional solutions and services. The company's replicable, integrated project management framework that underpins its highly structured approach to data centre development, helping it deliver best-in-class facilities on time."  


Rubini Kamal, Best Practices Research Analyst


Strategic Expansion and Technological Advancements

Our journey over the years has been marked by strategic expansion and relentless pursuit of technological innovation. With plans to increase our capacity to 550+ MW within the next four years, STT GDC India is setting new benchmarks in the industry. Our expansion into key locations such as Greater Noida, Pune, Navi Mumbai, and Chennai, along with our debut in Lucknow, demonstrates our commitment to supporting India's growing digital needs.


We leverage innovative technology, including AI and GPU-centric Infrastructure as a service, to offer enhanced data centre solutions and services. Our customer-centric approach, characterised by a deep understanding of our customers' unique requirements, enables us to offer flexible and customized solutions, from racks to build-to-suit data centres.



Dedication to Customer Satisfaction

At STT GDC India, we believe that our success is intrinsically linked to the satisfaction of our customers. Through an in-depth understanding of our customers’ unique needs, we craft flexible solutions that help our customers realise their digital strategies. Our operations are designed to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction, earning us a distinguished Net Promoter Score of 74 in 2022 (up from 70 in 2021). And as a testament to our industry-leading data centers, solutions, and services, in 2022, we added over 45 customers to our portfolio.


Striving towards a Sustainable Future

Over the years, we have built an impeccable reputation for aiding customers on their journey to eco-friendly, sustainable digital evolution. Dedicated to achieving net carbon neutrality by 2030, we take pride in our efforts to build and operate environmentally sustainable data centres, adhering to the highest standards of social responsibility and governance.


  • We have attained 36% renewable energy usage and are on track to reach 60% by 2026.
  • With technologies such as AI and liquid immersion cooling, we have accomplished a 25% to 30% PUE reduction.
  • In 2023, we also partnered with O2 Energy, India, for a wind-solar hybrid renewable energy supply to power the Bengaluru facility.


Moreover, we are committed to creating a safe and healthy work environment for employees and other stakeholders. We are glad to report that over the last 2 years, we have had zero fatalities or serious injuries. Building an inclusive, equal-opportunity workplace, we have a diversity mix in non-shift roles of over 20%.


In our mission to achieve positive change, we are running a rural development project - the Lakhpati Kisan program, to enhance livelihoods & income generation to farmers through infrastructure improvement, technology, and resource access. We have also conducted industry-focused training programs in Bengaluru with Don Bosco Tech to enable students to build essential skills needed to make a career in the data centre industry and for their overall development with life skills coaching.


A Vision for the Future

This recognition from Frost & Sullivan for the sixth consecutive year is not just an accolade; it is a reminder of the responsibilities we carry towards our customers, the environment, and the future of the digital world. As we celebrate this milestone, we are also setting our sights on the future - a future where STT GDC India continues to lead the way in innovation, sustainability, and customer-centricity in the data centre industry.


We extend our heartfelt thanks to our customers, partners, and the entire team at STT GDC India for their trust, support, and dedication. This award reflects our collective efforts and motivates us to reach even greater heights in the coming years.


As we forge ahead, STT GDC India remains committed to empowering the digital future of India, driving growth, and fostering innovation across the digital ecosystem. Together, we are building the foundation for a more connected, sustainable, and digitally empowered India.


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About STT GDC India:

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (India), a leading co-location data centre services provider in India, is a majority-owned subsidiary of ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, Singapore. The company has been at the forefront of the Indian colocation market for more than two decades with an impeccable record in design, building and operations of data centres. It currently manages one of the largest white space areas with more than 318MW of critical IT load spread across 28 facilities including facilities under development, across 10 cities in India. The company has a well-diversified portfolio of customers, including many Fortune 500 companies, and holds around 30% of the market share by revenue. Its mission-critical solutions comprise best-in-class offerings, delivering industry-leading quality of services and uptime to its customers. The company is committed to becoming carbon neutral in terms of operations by 2030 and emphasizes responsible growth through a focus on ESG, safety, ethics, integrity, and inclusion.


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