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17 October 2012, Moscow, Russia & London, UK: IXcellerate, a datacentre provider in Moscow and Alliance Member of the International Data Centre Group (IDC-G), today announces that Cirex, a leading communications service provider in Russia, has connected IXcellerate’s Tier 3 Moscow One datacentre to its dedicated fibre network to enable customers – some of the Worlds’s leading financial and media companies – to benefit from the fastest speeds and most secure connections to their vital data and applications. Two geographically independent routes are being implemented with the first already in place and operational.

Demand for premium carrier-neutral data center in Russia continues to grow rapidly. Phase I construction of IXcellerate’s 6,200 square metre datacentre is on schedule with load testing due November 2012 .

‘To be part of IXcellerate’s launch in Q4 this year is very exciting to us,’ said Alexander Vakhtin, Managing Director of Cirex, ‘IXcellerate brings a data center to Moscow which benefits the Russian market with the western standards of quality, management and technologies. We warmly welcome IXcellerate into our local telecom community and look forward to a long-term relationship.’

‘We welcome Cirex as our third fibre network arrival at this exciting new datacentre location. We are seeing a strong pipeline of enterprise customers keen to access a high level of datacentre operations expertise, and we expect this will greatly benefit the network operators based at IXcellerate.” said Cliff Gauntlett, Chief Operating Officer, Ixcellerate.

About IXcellerate

IXcellerate is a datacenter project founded by Guy Willner (Co-Founder and former CEO of IXEurope),former President Europe for Equinix Inc.), and Cliff Gauntlett (Former Senior Vice President 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 (stay connected for construction pictures and progress on the website or on twitter @ixcellerate)

About Cirex

Cirex provides communication channels, internet transit and dark fiber connectivity. The communications service provider is also the premier last mile carrier in Moscow. Cirex’s business is focused on working with partners which include communications service providers and data centers. The company is present at all key internet exchange points (MMTS 9, MMTS 10, DataLine, TrastInfo, Croc Incorporated, LinxTelecom, StoreData, Stack Data Network, DataSpacePartners and now IXcellerate) and its main partners amongst the services providers include TTK, Beeline, Orange, ChinaTelecom, Retn, Telia Sonera and Interoute. Cirex’s Moscow network comprises a 600km  fiber optic network built on 96 and 128 core cables with 40 backbone nodes and 180 points of presence.

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