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Walmart’s Indian outpost FlipKart picks industrial giant’s India-US joint venture for Chennai data center

E-commerce wing to also get a huge fulfillment center for Q3 2022

Indian e-commerce company FlipKart, majority owned by US behemoth Walmart, has chosen AdaniConneX to build its third data center in Chennai. It is expected to be one of the largest private cloud deployments in the country,

AdaniConneX is a joint venture between Adani Enterprises, one of India’s largest multi-infrastructure organizations, and global data center operator EdgeConneX. The two formed a partnership in February to develop and operate both full scale and edge data centers throughout India, largely powered by renewable energy. The joint venture aims to develop 1GW of data center capacity over the next 10 years.

Meanwhile, affiliate Adani Logistics Limited will build and lease FlipKart an almost 50,000-square-metre fulfillment center in its Mumbai logistics hub. The facility, slated for operation in the third quarter of next year, will potentially store up to 10 million units of inventory and create about 2,500 jobs.

Walmart beat out Amazon in a bidding war to acquire a majority stake in FlipKart. The American multinational retail corporation owns 81 per cent of FlipKart and the Indian biz boasts over 300 million registered customers and over 150 million products. ®


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