05 June 2018
| James Pearce
IXcellerate has opened what it claims is the largest data hall in Russia as part of the third expansion of its Moscow data centre campus.
The expansion sees IXcellerate
house 1100 racks within a single, undivided space of 2500
square metres, with 10% of it already pre-sold.
The Russian data centre firm said investment into the new
Moscow One module, which began construction in Q4 2017, has
topped $20 million, following a $15 million convertible loan
deal from the likes of Goldman Sachs.
IXcellerate said the site is currently in the final stages
of passing the Uptime Institute audit and obtaining Tier III
certification, with this due to be completed later in June
2018. It offers uninterruptible power supplies with modern
lithium-ion batteries; as well as advanced cooling systems
which allows up to 50% reduction in energy consumption.
Guy Willner, IXcellerate CEO: "This project was, five years
ago, a "start-up"; today IXcellerate is a fully-fledged
international company more than serving its initial purpose -
to become the most advanced data centre in Russia with the best
technology, customer service and team.
"Year after year we boost our clients’ trust,
maintaining safe storage and processing of data within the
Russian territory for both Russian and international customers.
Our reputation reinforces our decisions and first class
service. These principles form our ethos and provide a strong
competitive advantage within the Russian market. Going forward
we will continue following this principle as we expand across
Vertiv, IXcellerate’s technology partner,
proposed and implemented the optimal engineering solutions as
well as offered the TCOs in order to complete the project.
Giordano Albertazzi, president for Vertiv in Europe, Middle
East and Africa, said: "We have been a trusted partner of
IXcellerate for over 5 years now. In that time, they
established themselves as one of the largest and most
innovative data centre providers in Russia.
"As IXcellerate celebrates their Moscow One data
centre’s third phase of growth, we can reflect on
the evolution of this state-of-the art facility that has won
multiple industry accolades and is testament to the
company’s commitment to deliver breakthrough
innovations in power and thermal management to the Russian
IXcellerate said it will expand the site further by rolling
out additional capacity and locations in the coming years. It
already has approval to develop te site further by boosting the
Moscow One facility to up to 16,000 square metres, potentially
housing an additional 5,000 client racks.