Moscow, 17th February 2022 – Linxdatacenter announces the start of construction of a new data center in Moscow, as a part of the company’s expansion and development of the leading cloud service in Russia.
Linxdatacenter has purchased a site at Serebryakova 8 in Moscow, with a total area of 26,000 sq. m. The data center will accommodate at least 4,000 racks and office spaces for customers. The power of the new facility will be gradually increased up to 50 MW.
The start of the DC operation is scheduled for early 2024. The amount of investment in the project is estimated at approximately $200 mln.
This will become the company’s largest data center facility, and its second data center in Moscow. Another data center is located in Saint Petersburg. Redundant circuits connecting the facilities will enable all three data centers to operate as elements of a single infrastructure.
The new data center will meet the major needs of the largest Russian and international companies in colocation and cloud services, including:
- provision with the necessary virtual infrastructure for their key tasks;
- support of uninterrupted operation;
- decrease of business risks by ensuring additional options for IT infrastructure backup.
The project is currently being developed by the experts of Linxdatacenter jointly with its international partners.
Linxdatacenter’s expansion in Moscow is the beginning of the company’s ambitious investment strategy aimed at development of its business throughout Russia and an increase of its share on the colocation, cloud and connectivity services markets. The strategy includes further expansion of Linxdatacenter’s presence in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, as well as development of new sites in other Russian regions. The investment in the strategy implementation is estimated up to $500 mln.
Olga Sokolova, General Director of Linxdatacenter, commented:
“The site we found for construction of our new data center is an optimal match for a whole range of our requirements. Its total area will allow us to plan future expansion, and its location ensures superior network connectivity owing to the proximity of our current data center at 8 Marta Street. Its excellent transport accessibility and proximity to large infrastructure objects allow Linxdatacenter to offer a unique solution to big Russian and international companies. Full control over the construction process and engagement of international experts will enable us to plan and implement the project in compliance with the strictest international standards for DC management, including security and power independence, and to meet the high expectations of our customers.”
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