Rostelecom retains leadership in IaaS market

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Moscow, Russia December 08, 2021 Rostelecom PJSC (MOEX - RTS: RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX: ROSYY), Russias largest integrated digital company, today announces that it has been ranked first among IaaS providers in Russia[1], according to iKS-Consultings assessment of the cloud infrastructure market, its volume and key players revenue.

Rostelecoms cloud proposition is led by Rostelecom Data Centers (RTK-DC) Group of companies which was complemented by the acquisition of a cloud provider DataLine at the beginning of 2020. According to the preliminary forecast of iKS-Consulting experts, the Group will remain a leader in the IaaS market in 2021.

Pavel Kaplunov, CEO of RTK-DC:
Further growth of our IaaS proposition will maintain the increasing B2B demand for cloud. In line with RTK-DC strategy, we are also focusing on PaaS- and SaaS solutions by developing new products and expand existing services based on national virtualisation platforms and close cooperation with other businesses of the Group of Companies.

According to iKS-Consulting findings, the total volume of the Russian cloud infrastructure services market stood at RUB 39.4 billion in 2020 up 38% from the previous year. In 2021, the market is expected to reach RUB 55 billion or USD 739 million with a 38.3% and 34.9% growth respectively.

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Rostelecom Data Centers (RTK-DC) is the managing company of Rostelecom Competence Center for the development of DC services and infrastructure, cloud, Internet Exchange and software integration and development projects. RTK-DC provides a technological platform which comprises a set of competencies delivered by MSK-IX, DataLine, Ngenix, Tionix, TCI, Rostelecom Digital Technologies and other companies of the Group. RTK-DC is the core center for delivery of IT systems development, roll-out and maintenance services. The company is partially owned by Bank VTB (44.8% stake).

RTK-DC manages a distributed DC network across Russia with a total capacity of 13,500 racks (in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Udomlya, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg), as well as public cloud platforms (IaaS, platform services, VDI, DR and storage etc.), inter DC data transfer (the largest traffic exchange point in Russia MSK-IX), telecommunications, private cloud, integration projects, software and hardware development services.

RTK-DC is a market leader in commercial data centers (based on CNews 2021 and iKSConsulting 2021) and IaaS provider (CNews 2021 and TMT Consulting 2021).

[1] Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).