IXcellerate boosts Moscow data centre with third expansion
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 the market.”
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 colocation market.”
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.
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