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Because it started as a telecom company, Linxdatacenter was in a position to recognize a great untapped opportunity in the data center market in Russia. It bought its first data center in Moscow in 2007 and has expanded the business year by year.
According to the world bank, and figures from Deloitte, the Russian economy is doing pretty well. Certainly, after the global financial crisis of 2008, the country bounced back very quickly, thanks in part to its natural reserves of energy which helped it weather the storm better than some of its European neighbors without their own resources.
On June 5, 2019, a group of 20 GSOM SPbU students and professors of MBA and Executive MBA programs visited the Linxdatacenter Data Processing Center in St. Petersburg.
Companies doing international business have always had to pay attention to variations in local preferences, laws and customs. In recent years, the need to recognize such differences has hit home in terms of data protection and the way organizations secure personal and personalized data (PD).
The Internet was designed to be an egalitarian place, and the majority of its first users were academics and researchers at different ends of the globe exchanging ideas, research results, advice and inspiration.
Heiko H. Koop is the CEO of Linxdatacenter, an international company specializing in colocation, cloud and connectivity solutions, and one of the largest commercial data center provider in Russia. Having taken over the leadership of the company in 2013, Heiko recently initiated its restructuring by selling its telecom sector business to Hong Kong based CITIC and the Polish data center to EdgeConneX.