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Colt DCS’ new India manager to oversee hyperscale development

By Ashton Young, Mon 11 Feb 2019
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Today Colt DCS announced the new appointment of Sujeet Deshpande as country head in India.

This comes just six months after Colt DCS broke into the Indian market after laying down a major investment in a hyperscale data centre campus in Mumbai. According to Colt DCS, this is set to be the largest hyperscale development in India, South Asia, and even the entire Asia Pacific (excluding China).

Sujeet comes to Colt DCS with 20 years’ experience in the data centre industry, having worked with various data centre providers to aid in planning and engineering their data centres. Most recently he was senior vice president & head of Data Centres at Jio, and prior to this he was senior vice president of the Data Centre business at Tulip Telecom. Sujeet has also held senior positions at Tata Communications and Reliance Industries.

“We are excited to welcome Sujeet to Colt DCS. He is a critical member of the team as we set foot into India, a key market with growing demand for quality digital services, and further extend our presence in Asia,” says Colt DCS CEO Detlef Spang.

“Sujeet’s experience and extensive network will be a key ingredient in propelling our international expansion efforts.”

Spang says Sujeet will play a critical role in strengthening Colt DCS’ presence in India, working with the management team where he will be responsible for the infrastructure development in Mumbai that is scheduled to be completed before the end of 2020. Colt DCS will be breaking ground on the site before the end of the current year.

“Colt DCS’ innovation and vision on global footprint growth in hyper-scale data centres was a large part of my decision in joining the team,” says Sujeet.

“I’ve already started to work with the management team on the strategy surrounding India expansions plans, and am excited for what the future holds.”

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