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28 August, 2014

Moscow: IXcellerate, an unparalleled carrier neutral data centre in Moscow, today announced its Phase II expansion plan for its Moscow One Datacentre.

The announcement of Phase II came after IXcellerate’s major investor Sumitomo Corporation, one of the largest Japanese corporations and global players, made the decision to proceed with further investment in an already demonstrated and proven work model and support the future expansion of the Moscow One Datacentre.

Phase II of 1500sqm including raised floor and project office space will offer IXcellerate’s clients up to 500 additional number of racks. Designed by world-renowned engineering firm Arup and constructed by Mercury Engineering, construction of Phase II was launched in May 2014 with completion expected in Q3.

The gradual expansion plan of the data centre will allow its clients to plan their own long-term development and produce perfectly tailored to their needs solutions together with IXcellerate.

“It is always encouraging to see the demand for our IXcellerate Moscow One Datacentre. The expansion and the launch of our Phase II are only possible due to our current and future clients who trust in the service we deliver and we hope to offer them more space to support their on-growing business by the end of this year” commented Guy Willner, CEO of IXcellerate.

“From our first investment we already knew that we were working with one of the market leaders and have fully supported IXcellerate’s business model, however even we were pleasantly surprised by such a fast growing demand for Moscow One’s services. Sumitomo Corporation will continue to support its close partner in the data centre industry and eagerly awaits the promising results of the Phase II completion” Katsuya Kashiki, Director of ICT Business Division of Sumitomo Corporation.

About IXcellerate
IXcellerate is an unparalleled carrier neutral datacentre operator in Moscow, which is comparable to the quality of datacentres in America and Western Europe. IXcellerate offers pure-play co-location designed to meet the standards of financial institutions, multinational corporations, international carriers and major content operators.

Opened in 2012, IXcellerate’s Tier 3+ Moscow One Datacentre is a stand alone datacentre located within the MKAD ring road of Moscow, set over a 15,000m² campus. IXcellerate Moscow One provides clients with a bespoke solution aimed towards solving their unique datacentre requirements, offering co-location services including private and secure cages, combined with on-hand technical support 24/365. Within our carrier-neutral facility, affordable and resilient connectivity is available in Russia and the entire World. Expansion phases have the potential to increase the co-location floor space to over 5000m², with power feeds planned up to 13.7 MVA.

IXcellerate was founded by Guy Willner (co-founder and former CEO of IXEurope, former President Europe for Equinix Inc.), and Cliff Gauntlett (former SVP of Golden Telecom in Russia).

IXcellerate customers include Orange Business Services, NTT, Le Pain Quotidien group and a major international market data company.

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About Sumitomo Corporation
Sumitomo Corporation is amongst the world’s oldest and largest integrated trading and investment enterprises, and not only it conducts commodity transactions in all industries utilizing worldwide networks, but also provides related customers with various financing, serves as an organizer and a coordinator for various projects, and invests in businesses from the information industry to the retailing industry, thus showing great diversification as an Integrated Business Enterprise. Sumitomo Corporation is headquartered in Japan, and has its global network consisting of 139 offices and about 800 consolidated subsidiaries and associated companies world wide.

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