According to the company, this is also PhonePe’s first green data centre in India, which will assist the fintech in minimizing carbon emissions and satisfying sustainability goals.
This 4.8-megawatt facility in Mahape, Navi Mumbai, is equipped with innovative alternative cooling technologies such as Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) and Liquid Immersion Cooling (LIC).
“This is the first data centre we’re introducing into the country based on liquid immersion technology,” said Manish Gupta, vice president of Infrastructure Solutions Group at Dell Technologies India, noting that this is the most advanced and best technology for green data centres.
The power usage effectiveness (PUE) – a statistic used to determine a data centre’s energy efficiency – for the Navi Mumbai facility is predicted to be 1.27, compared to the industry benchmark of 1.6 for air-cooled data centres, resulting in a 1.58 MW power savings.
“When we talked about decreasing our carbon footprint, we thought about what fuels digital transactions, and the major asset is our data centres, and power efficiency is the sole statistic you follow,” Rahul Chari, cofounder of PhonePe, explained. “We will see significant electricity savings and, as a result, a relative reduction in carbon impact.” Scaling this up would boost those gains tenfold.”
Gupta stated that Dell is currently negotiating with other corporations about establishing comparable facilities in India.
“This deployment is an intriguing display for the potential of innovative alternative cooling technologies that can assist optimize data centre power consumption.” “This is another step in developing a connected future in a responsible and sustainable manner,” said Sharad Sanghi, managing director of NTT Ltd. India.