2 August 2012, London, UK: IXcellerate, the Russian Alliance Member of the International Data Centre Group, selects Arup as consulting engineers and Mercury Engineering for Phase I of it’s 15,000 square metre Moscow 1 Data Center Campus. Construction has begun on-site at the campus north of central Moscow with an expected ready-for-service date in Q4 of this year.
“We are very pleased to be working with two world-class organisations in our project to deliver the first chapter in our project,” said Guy Willner, CEO of IXcellerate. “Our aim for IXcellerate was to select the best of breed to ensure our data centre meets the requirements of our national and international customers. Both Arup and Mercury have a solid reputation and extensive experience in the Russian market.”
Steve Campbell-Ferguson, Data Centre Business Leader for UK and Europe of Arup said, “Having worked with Guy in the past with IXEurope and Equinix I am pleased we are embarking on this new and exciting project together.”
“We are looking forward to a long-term relationship to build data centres in Russia with IXcellerate,” said Declan O’Sullivan, General Manager of Mercury Russia.
IXcellerate is a data center project founded by Guy Willner (Founder and former CEO of IXEurope), former President Europe for Equinix Inc.), and Cliff Gauntlett (Former SVP of Golden Telecom). The project will encompass the construction and operation of a 6,200 square metre, carrier neutral data centre in Moscow set on a 15,000 square metre campus. The data center will be built over three phases, with the first 1000 square metres planned to be in operation in Q4 2012. IXcellerate is the Russian Alliance Member of the International Data Centre Group (IDC-G). See www.ixcellerate.com