Keeping India’s booming IT industry waterproof – Case Study II

GPX Global Systems

Description of the problem:

GPX Global Systems builds and operates private, carrier-neutral Internet Exchanges (IXs) and Internet Data Centers (IDCs) in emerging, commercial markets. The company offers a world-class, carrier-neutral collocation infrastructure and environment to clients seeking to broaden their exposure and growth into new lucrative, emerging global markets.

GPX operates data centers for many Global 2000 Enterprise and Carrier clients, including Citigroup, JP Morgan, Exxon Mobil, ABM Amro, Microsoft, eBay, AOL, Google, Sprint, MCI, SBC, Deutsche Telecom, France Telecom, and many others.

One of GPX’s three gateway hubs is present in Mumbai. GPX’s global clients use this hub, and business continuity is their chief concern. GPX Indian facility is an energy-efficient, green building certified by LEED and was won the 2010 CRISIL-CREDAI Real Estate Award for ‘Most Innovative Building Design.’

The “Boomerang,” a 1.2 million sq ft complex at Chandivali Farm Road in Mumbai, is the country’s most giant single project floor plate for commercial utility.

A step-by-step analysis was carried out by Sunanda Global’s Concrete Materials consultancy Division. A high-performance waterproofing system was presented to the clients, approved by their International Consultants, Archway Global Systems, and their domestic consultants Exigo International.

Related links:

Keeping India’s booming IT industry waterproof Case Study I – Edelweiss/IBM Case Study III – Harvard Business School/Taj Lands’ End

About author 

Ms. Ishita Manjrekar is a director at Sunanda Speciality Coatings Pvt. Ltd and overseas Sunanda’s R&D, specifically focusing on developing and marketing Sunanda’s sustainable construction chemicals. In this role, Ishita draws on 4 years of rich experience in sustainability at Primary Global Research in San Francisco and New York.

While at Primary Global Research, Ishita led the “Green Technologies” business unit. She has been invited to feature on Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio numerous times as a subject matter expert on sustainability and green technologies.

Multiple print media have also sought Ms. Manjrekar’s expertise, including Reuters, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, BBC News, and Market Watch. Ms. Manjrekar has traveled to over 20 countries and regularly publishes research papers on sustainability and green construction chemicals in journals of national and international repute.

Most recently, she was invited to present a paper on sustainable solutions being developed in Sunanda’s ISO 9001:2008 certified R&D lab at ACI’s Spring Convention in Pittsburgh, USA.

Ishita also spoke on the latest innovations in sustainable underwater concreting practices at the International Conference on Sustainability organized by the India Chapter of the American Concrete Institute in Mumbai.

As an expert in green construction chemicals, Ishita is often invited to be on peer review panels for papers published in National and International publications.

Ms. Manjrekar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (erstwhile UDCT). She also has a Master’s in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer (RPI) in New York, USA.