Rostelecom will locate VTBs IT equipment in its owned data centre

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Moscow, Russia – June 16, 2020 Rostelecom PJSC (MOEX: RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX: ROSYY), the largest integrated digital service provider in Russia, today announces that it will provide VTB Group with a full range of data centre solutions, including collocation services, the provision of server racks and hardware, as well as providing communication channels and services. VTB’s computing equipment will be located at a site which meets the most advanced technological and engineering standards this will ensure the highest level of reliability and service quality. The commissioning of the racks will be a staged process, happening during 2020 and 2021. The contract term is 60 months.

Vadim Kulik, Deputy President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board
“Our cooperation with Rostelecom in hi-tech continues to develop. We have chosen Rostelecoms data centre as an efficient and convenient way to extend back-up capacity for VTB IT Systems to increase its reliability and control.”.

Vladimir Kirienko, First Vice President of Rostelecom:
Rostelecoms large-scale nationwide datacentre infrastructure is the key driver to ensuring a high level of data safety and reliability for our clients. Our leadership in data centres and cloud services in Russia evidences the Groups joint effort to constantly develop and improve our offering to meet clients needs and SLA. We are excited to be chosen VTBs IT partner.

In 2019, Rostelecom was ranked first among data centre providers in Russia in 2019, according to IKS Consulting. The rating agency highlights that the Company has significantly strengthened its position in the market, becoming the largest provider of data centre services through its extensive, diversified and resilient infrastructure network accessible across the Russian regions, as well as following the acquisition of DataLine, the second largest data centre provider in Russia by the number of racks.

According to the IKS Consulting experts, the Company thus wins more than a quarter of the market and sets the pace for its further development, without monopolising it.

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