Rostelecom commences commercial operations at its Udomlya data centre

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Moscow, Russia – July 29, 2019 Rostelecom PJSC (MOEX: RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX: ROSYY), the largest digital service provider in Russia, today announces that its subsidiary Rostelecom Data Centres (RTK-DC) has commenced the commercial operation of its Udomlya data centre (“Udomlya DC”), located in the Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) a Rosenergoatom asset in the Tver region.

The construction of the Kalininskaya NPP data centre has been undertaken as a joint project between Rostelecom and Rosenergoatom. A 30-year lease agreement has been signed to enable Rostelecom to design and develop engineering infrastructure at the site in a manner that complies with Rostelecom’s own standards of technical reliability and sustainability.

The Udomlya DC consists of 4,000 rack spaces; 800 of which are already available for the installation of clients equipment.

Pavel Kaplunov, Vice President for Cloud Services at Rostelecom, commented:
The Udomlya DC is the most ambitious project in our strategy to create a national geo-distributed network of data centres. The partnership with Rosenergoatom has enabled us to create a unique facility in terms of security, scale, electricity tariffs. The demand for cloud services is growing rapidly: Rostelecoms revenue from data centre services is increasing by 30% year-on-year. Russia's largest data centre will enable us to meet the growing demand from state and corporate customers while offering attractive market rates. Our fully-fledged cloud service allows clients to use computing infrastructure on-site, to provide customers with ready-made solutions and guaranteed quality.

Rostelecoms data centre at the Kalininskaya NPP is the largest project under development in Russia and one of the biggest in Europe. The first phase of construction comprises three buildings dedicated to infrastructure, with a further building earmarked for administrative office space with a supplied capacity of 48 MW. The total surface area of each building is 11,500 sqm.

The first phase of construction provides capacity for 4,800 rack spaces, 4,000 of which is to be allocated to Rostelecom and the remaining 800 rack spaces to the Rosenergoatoms Kalininsky DC.