Rostelecom Data Centers launched a new 600-rack capacity Tier III data center in Moscow

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Moscow, Russia – November 17, 2020 – Rostelecom Group (MOEX: RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX: ROSYY), the largest integrated digital service provider in Russia, today announces the launch of a new data center NORD-5 in northern Moscow with a total area of 1,500 sqm and capacity of 600 client racks. One of its key features is a new facility with racks’ increased capacity of up to 20 kW each. The data center will be operated by joined Rostelecom Data Centers and DataLine teams.

NORD-5 meets the highest Tier III standards for infrastructure functionality and capacity introduced by the Uptime Institute[1]. With all reserved infrastructure systems in place, allowing for maintenance with no interruption, the new data center will receive a multi-layered Tier III certification at Design, Facility and Operational Sustainability levels by the Uptime Institute.

Yuri Samoilov, First General Director for Rostelecom Data Center:
“We are seeing an ever-growing demand for commercial data centers in Moscow, which is the main driver for our data center offering and infrastructure development strategy. Next year, we intend to open another data center for 600 racks and commission the first unit of the large-scale Tier IV data center for 2,000 racks. Our mid-term ambition for the joined Rostelecom Data Center and DataLine team is to expand the regional Tier III data center network across the entire Russian territory. By the end of the year, we have set for ourselves to commission new platforms in Saint-Petersburg and Novosibirsk, while the construction in Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod is progressing at full speed, nearly ready to start offering clients high-quality cloud products in addition to the traditional equipment service.”

The DataLine and Rostelecom Data Center merger earlier this year has resulted into the emergence of an unrivalled leadership in commercial data center space in Russia with a total rack capacity of 11,497.

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[1] Tier III — Concurrently Maintainable – an infrastructure with redundant components as a key differentiator, with redundant distribution paths to serve the critical environment.