Yotta Inks JV with Nepal’s BLC to Build Hyperscale Data Center

Nepal Hyperscale Data Center

In a strategic move to expand its footprint in South Asia, Indian data center firm Yotta Data Services has formed a joint venture with Nepal’s BLC Holding Pvt Ltd to establish a massive hyperscale data center facility in Kathmandu.

The two companies inked an agreement during an investment conference on Sunday to co-develop the data center named ‘K One’ in Ramkot, Kathmandu with an investment of NPR 3.5 billion (around $27 million).

Yotta, a subsidiary of the renowned Hiranandani Group, will bring its expertise in developing and operating large hyperscale campuses, while BLC will leverage its local market knowledge, regulatory experience, and customer relationships in Nepal.

“This unique partnership allows us to enhance Nepal’s access to a wider market with our massive platform, global expertise, and advanced technology,” said Sunil Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO of Yotta Data Services, after exchanging the agreement with BLC Managing Director Megha Chaudhary.

The upcoming ‘K One’ facility will span across 11 ropani (around 14,000 sq ft) and offer a significant IT load of up to 4 MW. It is touted as Nepal’s first Tier 3 data center built to hyperscale standards, promising industry-leading uptime, reliability, scalability and flexibility.

With a modular design approach, the data center will cater to both enterprise and hyperscale cloud customers, focusing on data security, privacy and energy efficiency in line with ISO standards.

“The state-of-the-art design will be critical for global hyperscalers and AI development. It will create jobs across sectors and upskill the local workforce,” stated Megha Chaudhary, emphasizing the socio-economic impact.

For Yotta, which already operates large campuses in Navi Mumbai and Greater Noida, the Nepal venture marks another step towards its regional expansion goals. The data center is expected to be operational within 24 months.

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