Rostelecom has launched its core regional data center facility in Ekaterinburg as a part of its strategy to develop a geographically diversified network.
Russia based telecommunications firm Rostelecom‘s new data center will also support its ‘Information Infrastructure’ federal project as part of the ‘Russia Digital Economy’ program. Rostelecom plans to launch core data center facilities across all federal districts of Russia by 2024. The construction of Rostelecom’s new data center began in December of 2018 and the installation of technological equipment completed in April 2019.
432 racks in 2020
The first phase of the data center includes 216 racks running with 2 MW power. The second phase of the data center is expected to be launched in 2020 and increase the capacity of the data center to 432 racks. Rostelecom announced that the data center is located in the Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant.
Pavel Kaplunov, Vice President for Cloud Services said:
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“Historically, over 85% of overall datacentre capacity has been concentrated in Moscow and St-Petersburg. Our strategy to develop a geographically diversified network of data centers will eliminate the digital inequality across Russia, ensuring a high level of digital infrastructure for corporate and state clients.
We are already seeing an increasing demand for reliable and competitive datacentres and cloud solutions from potential clients at the beginning of construction, and will be installing the customers’ equipment shortly after the commercial launch.”