Rostelecom Group launched a new data center NORD-5 in northern Moscow with a total area of 1,500 sqm and a capacity of 600 client racks. The capacity of each rack in this new facility can be increased up to 20 kW. The data center will be operated by joined Rostelecom Data Centers and DataLine teams.
Plans for new data center and platforms
NORD-5 will receive a multi-layered Tier III certification at design, facility and operational sustainability levels by the Uptime Institute. The Government-backed telecom company also announced the plan of another data center for 600 racks and commission the first unit of the large-scale Tier IV data center for 2,000 racks.
Yuri Samoilov, First General Director for Rostelecom Data Center, said,
“We are seeing an ever-growing demand for commercial data centers in Moscow, which is the main driver for our data center offering and infrastructure development strategy. Next year, we intend to open another data center for 600 racks and commission the first unit of the large-scale Tier IV data center for 2,000 racks. Our mid-term ambition for the joined Rostelecom Data Center and DataLine team is to expand the regional Tier III data center network across the entire Russian territory.”
By the end of the year, Rostelecom Group intends to commission new platforms in Saint-Petersburg and Novosibirsk, while the construction in Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod is progressing at full speed, nearly ready to start offering clients high-quality cloud products in addition to the traditional equipment service.