New Delhi: Reliance Communications on Thursday said it has received a Rs 1,400 crore order from financial lender HDFC Bank for construction and maintenance of a data centre.

The project is the largest-ever outsourced in this sector and the implementation period will span 15 years, Reliance Communications said in a statement.

The data centre will house equipment having highest the computing power in the industry, which will require special engineering expertise to manage and minimise the consumption of power.

Reliance will set up the facility in stages. The first phase of the data centre will be ready in a year and the entire project will be complete in two years.

It also plans to use the facility as a cloud computing centre, as the size of the cloud computing market in India is expected to grow to Rs 7,000 crore by 2015, the company said.

"The enterprise environment is changing from large footprint, low power consumption computing equipment to high computing, high power consuming equipment with a small footprint.This facility will be the first of this size to cater to this kind of requirement," Reliance Global Enterprise Business President and CEO Punit Garg said.