EdgeConneX and Adani Enterprises 50:50 Joint Venture In India

JV to target 1GW data center development in India by 2031

Published in Issue 6 | May 2021

Exclusive one-on-one with Randy Brouckman & Jeyakumar Janakaraj

AdaniConneX represents a significant milestone on India’s rapidly progressing digital journey. The 50:50 joint venture ups the pace of digital transformation by bringing together the resources behind EdgeConneX, a leading data center operator with 50 facilities in 30 markets and Adani Enterprises, the flagship company of the Adani Group, the Indian multinational conglomerate.

The new JV will build a network of hyperscale data centers across India. The aim will be construct 1GW of data center capacity over the next decade.

In our “Faces of the industry” segment, we bring you exclusive interviews with the CEOs of EdgeConneX and AdaniConneX, Randy Brouckman and Jeyakumar Janakaraj respectively. Brouckman and Janakaraj discuss with InterGlobix Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Jasmine Bedi, how they plan to leverage their complementing experiences and abilities to build the highest quality green data centers across India.

RANDY BROUCKMAN

CEO, EdgeConneX

EdgeConneX CEO Randy Brouckman has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications, software and data center industries. Starting his career with Bellcore, Brouckman progressed through various management roles, and before leaving, was the Executive Director of Network Operations Systems. He went on to serve as CTO, COO and CEO at public and private enterprises, including: BSG Clearing Solutions, Telispark, Wireless World Solutions and Iridium (where he led a successful company reorganization).

JEYAKUMAR JANAKARAJ

CEO, AdaniConneX

Fondly known as “JJ,” Jeyakumar Janakaraj is the CEO of AdaniConneX and Country Head of the Adani Group in Singapore. A veteran leader, Janakaraj has successfully built and managed large-scale infrastructure projects and businesses worldwide. The Indian Institute of Metals awarded JJ the Gold Medal for his contribution to the non-ferrous metallurgical industry and the DEMAG Gold Medal for innovative leadership.

Data Center Capacity in India

To more than double to 1,007MW by 2023