The Uttar Pradesh government approved a data centre policy to bring in investment worth Rs 20,000 cr. The policy aims to develop 250 MW of data centre industries and setting up at least three modern private data centre parks. Govt think that it could create a direct job of 4,000 and indirect employment of 20,000 people. Yotta Infrastructure, NTT India, STT Global Data Centres already have investment plans to develop data centre in the state.
Singapore-based ST Telemedia plans to develop a greenfield data centre campus in Noida. It would develop IT capacity of 18 MW at an estimated investment of ₹600 cr in the first phase, and 36 MW IT capacity with an investment of ₹ 500 cr in the second phase. The campus is expected to create 30-40 direct and 550 indirect employment avenues. The total investment would be around ₹1,100 cr with 80 direct and 1,000 indirect and induced employment avenues.
Noida police and Microsoft entered into an agreement to boost policing in the NCR district. Police Commissioner Alok Singh signed the MoU with officials of Microsoft India, with the aim to bring simplicity and skills in policing. Microsoft will assist the cops in improving the overall system and also set up a ‘CoE’ to boost digital policing. It will also provide products, support, services and a road map aligned with the long term objectives of the police.
Arya, a Noida-based agribusiness startup working with — farmers, food processors, traders and financial institutions — to bridge this post-harvest services gap — has raised $21 mn in its Series B round. The round was led by Quona Capital and saw the participation of existing investors LGT Lightstone Aspada and Omnivore. Arya has a network of over 1,500 warehouses in 20 states where it stores over $1 bn worth of commodities.
Reality player DLF will invest around Rs 130 cr over the next 1.5 years to develop a state of art data centre facility in Noida. The data centre, part of a 25-acre commercial project, will have 3.7 lakh sq ft space and have a total development potential of 35-40 lakh sq ft. DLF has leased the facility to Singapore-based ST Telemedia Global Data Centres. Indian data centre industry has attracted investment around $ 400 mn during Jan- Sep this year, as per property consultant Anarock and Mace.
Restaurant chain Mithaas, having branches in Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut, was hit by ransomware earlier this week. Police have registered a case and an investigation is launched into the cybercrime. Mithaas representative, in its complaint, said that the cybercriminals implant ransomware on their company network of Oct 22. A few weeks ago, Haldiram’s, another resultant chain, servers were also attacked with ransomware.
Paytm is inviting applications for general and design internships for 8-16 weeks at Noida or Bangalore. The company is “always looking for innovative intern” who can understand problems and develop efficient answers for them. The interns will work with Paytm core design team on various products and services. This includes wallet, payments bank, movies & entertainment, travel, insurance, shopping, chat etc. They’ll also learn to work with new technologies.