IXcellerate to build sustainable data centre campus in Moscow
Russian data centre operator IXcellerate has announced its plans to build a sustainable data centre campus at a newly secured location in the south of Moscow.
The company labelled this expansion “the most significant investment in its 10-year history in Russia”.
The southern campus will unite several data centres starting with Moscow Five (MOS5), providing clear visibility for hypercloud clients of considerable expansion, according to the company.
Its power capacity will be more than 200MW, with a design capacity of approximately 20,000 rack spaces. The first phase is slated for commissioning in Q3/Q4 2021.
IXcellerate data centres are designed to accommodate modern high-load servers and infrastructure for ultra-dense computing in accordance with the Tier III / Level 3 reliability level.
During construction, the company said it is planned to use the best energy-efficient and engineering solutions, including a number of green technology initiatives.
Guy Willner, Chairman of IXcellerate said, “We are proud to announce the largest expansion step in IXcellerate history – it underlines our commitment to helping the next generation of Russia’s tech entrepreneurs alongside the country’s accelerating public sector digitalization.
“We believe this next step in our growth will allow both enterprises and federal bodies to further harness technology to help create a greener future.
“In tandem with sustainability, data sovereignty is a major issue across the planet and our datacentres allow companies to fully comply with privacy and localisation laws whilst also providing the fastest, lowest latency access possible to Russia’s over 100 million Internet users.
“Ten years of experience, powerful infrastructure, investor support and the trust of our many Russian and international clients and partners give us grounds to be confident that our main goal - to become the best datacentre operator in Russia - will be achieved.”
Combined with IXcellerate’s innovative Eurasia Peering Internet exchange platform, customers of the new data centres will be able to connect to over 200 networks.
“The Russian capital is taking an increasingly important place in the global data-centric economy,” said Konstantin Borman, Managing Director of IXcellerate.
“Moscow is one of the TOP-5 largest data centre markets in Europe in terms of energy capacity and is a key telecom hub on the way from Asia to Europe.
“By the end of 2021, the IT load of all Moscow commercial data centres will be about 260MW. We are building a giant ecosystem that combines a powerful infrastructure, high customer focus, neutrality and unlimited scalability.
“It is designed to meet the growing demand for the most modern and energy-efficient solutions to support the development of the digital industry in Russia.”