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14 May, 2014

IXcellerate Moscow One, an unparalleled Carrier Neutral Datacentre operator created by IDC-G and its Russian Alliance Member IXcellerate, addresses and anticipates Russia’s growing demand of reliable and westernised infrastructure with a new, future-proofed premier stand alone facility. Projected to fulfil Tier 3 standards with pure-play co-location and private cages, the datacenter meets and exceeds the standards of global financial institutions, carriers and major content operators expanding into the market.

With the enormous Russian market evolving so rapidly, it is clear that demand is growing in Moscow for sophisticated and reliable infrastructure, which, to date, has been lacking. Given there is 70% broadband penetration in a population of 15 million, many companies are still hosting their IT equipment in neighboring Western European countries. For multinational companies, there is the need to overcome the barriers to enter the Russian market, and be able to rely on a datacenter provider equivalent to the ones used in the West.

‘Moscow will become a big part of telecoms data networking and acts as a bridge between Europe and South-East Asia. IXcellerate recognized the need for modern, critical infrastructure in an underserved market and is proud to lead the arrival of smart sophisticated datacenter services in Russia, with IXcellerate Moscow One already in operation since Q4 2012,’ said Guy Willner, CEO of IXcellerate .

Since the inception, IXcellerate has been working with Emerson Network Power, a trusted technology partner, to deploy critical technologies across this large-scale project. Even though the Russian market is believed to have huge potential, the parties have taken a prudent approach to strategically build a datacenter in phases based on market demand and feedback. Following the build of the IXcellerate Moscow One Datacentre, Emerson Network Power wrote and published a case study on the solution deployed.

“It’s very rewarding to work with a forward-thinking company such as IXcellerate, especially when a project takes place in a market as dynamic as Moscow’s,” comments Peter Lambrecht, vice president sales IT and finance segment for Emerson Network Power in Europe, Middle East and Africa. “There were significant challenges for our Thermal Management and AC Power teams to face in terms of the climatic variation, and the deployment has been highly modular, which demands careful planning. We’re delighted that IXcellerate has recognised the benefits of our consultancy and portfolio of products.”

Read the full case study on how the right solution for business in Russia has been developed by IXcellerate, how Emerson Network Power helped to build an enterprise-class experience in Moscow while facing specific challenges in Russia, and insights on the future of Russian datacenters.

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About IXcellerate
IXcellerate is an unparalleled carrier neutral datacenter operator in Moscow, which is comparable to the quality of data centers 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 Tier3+ Moscow One Datacentre is a stand alone data center 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 datacenter 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). See more information or follow on Twitter @ixcellerate.

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