5 June 2013, London & Moscow: In a special report on data centres the global telecoms publication Capacity has announced that Russia is one of the top 3 emerging data centre hubs…
Looking away from traditional global hotspots of activity Capacity identified three key areas for future expansion. These are Russia South Africa and Turkey. IXcellerate was one of the first modern carrier-neutral datacenter operators to start up in the Russian market with its 15,000m2 campus in central Moscow.“Moscow will become a big part of telecoms data networking and acts as a bridge between Europe and South-East Asia” Guy Willner, CEO of IXcellerate was quoted as saying in the article.
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IXcellerate is a data centre operator founded by Guy Willner (Founder and former CEO of IXEurope, former President Europe for Equinix Inc.), and Cliff Gauntlett (Former SVP of Golden Telecom) and financially supported by IFC (World Bank). The 15,000m2 Moscow One campus has a total target capacity of 6200m2 of net data centre space and the first phase is now fully operational with four fibre providers on diverse routes, including links into M9 and M1 connectivity hubs. IXcellerate is the Russia Alliance Member of the International Data Centre Group (IDC-G). See www.ixcellerate.com or follow on Twitter @ixcellerate.