Yotta Data Services, India’s digital transformation service provider, and BLC Holdings Pvt Ltd from Nepal, have inked a deal to construct a data center facility in Ramkot, near Kathmandu, at the Nepal Investment Summit (NIS) 2024.

The proposed data center, named “K1,” will be the country’s first supercloud data center, offering services including Cloud, managed IT, and Cybersecurity solutions. The facility, built to Tier III standards, aims to provide reliability, scalability, and security to meet the evolving needs of enterprises, hyperscale customers, and government entities.

“The purpose-built data center will be constructed with a modular design ensuring industry-leading uptime, reliability, scalability, and flexibility for customers”, as per the announcement.

The data center is said to be adhere to top-notch environmental and energy efficiency standards outlined by ISO 14000 and ISO 50000. It will boast robust power systems backed by dual high-voltage substations. Additionally, it will offer carrier-neutral services with a comprehensive network via three diverse fiber entry paths, along with tailored connectivity options for clients. Emphasizing information security and data privacy, the facility will meet the criteria of ISO 27000, PCI-DSS, and SOC2/3.

Sunil Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO of Yotta Data Services, expressed optimism about establishing a data center in Nepal. He highlighted the joint venture’s commitment to delivering state-of-the-art technologies while ensuring regulatory compliance.

Megha Chaudhary, Managing Director of BLC, emphasized the transformative impact of the K1 facility on Nepal’s ICT ecosystem. She underscored the venture’s potential to drive both local and global growth, create job opportunities, and position Nepal in the global tech landscape.

With an outlay of multi-million dollars, construction of the K1 data center is expected to commence within the next 24 months.