PlanckDot plans to expand its network of data centres

Startup PlanckDot has raised US$1.6 million in a round of funding. The lead investor was the HNI Angel Investors fund. The Indian company plans to use the funds to expand its Edge data centre network. The startup currently has two data centres that meet Tier III standards. One, opened in partnership with VueNow, is located in Uttar Pradesh state. The developer promises to deploy 7 more such systems in the near future. PlanckDot aims to increase the number of data centres by a factor of 13 by the end of 2024.
PlanckDot builds and maintains a digital infrastructure of charging stations for electric vehicles. The startup offers its online platform, Vigilante, which monitors and optimises real-time processes.
Co-founder Ali Ahmed Saleem said the project aims to build state-of-the-art data centres. PlanckDot aims to make cloud infrastructure available to more consumers.
It is important to note that the demand for digital services in India is growing actively. The government, for its part, is supporting the sector’s development. According to CBRE, the country’s authorities plan to allocate US$20 billion to develop digital and cloud infrastructure. To this end, they are attracting local developers, including PlanckDot.

PlanckDot data centres

The startup is paying particular attention to the efficiency of data centre operations. The company aims:
– to improve the PUE energy efficiency ratio;
– for this indicator to be close to one, representing an ideal value of energy efficiency;
– to achieve such goals that will allow all the energy entering the data centre to power the equipment;
– the energy will not go into the environment but will become fully utilised to operate the facilities.
One way to achieve these results is to improve approaches to cooling systems. PlanckDot is conducting research in this area to reduce PUE through innovation.

Benefits of edge data centres

Edge or peripheral data centres are small facilities located close to end users. They perform the same functions as traditional data centres but have a smaller footprint. The edge enables fast delivery of encrypted packets by being close to users and their devices. These centres also improve the speed of cloud computing and reduce latency.
This type of data centre is relevant when fast information delivery is essential. Data that is not time-sensitive can be sent to traditional data centres. The facilities use similar technologies to process incoming packets.