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 May 20, 2015, Moscow and London:

IXcellerate, Russia’s premier carrier-neutral data centre operator announced today that it has released a White Paper report developed in partnership with EWDN and EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The White Paper is targeted to help Russian and international companies to comply with new Personal Data Law* to step in full power as of September 2015.

According to new legislation, all activities involving personal data, including collection, recording, systematization, accumulation, storage, update, amendment and retrieval of personal data of Russian citizens should be performed through databases located in the Russian Federation.

Moving data to Russian servers, in compliance with the new legislation, can be a hazardous and complex process. Ixcellerate has developed a practical guide and a timeline that spells out the necessary steps to consider when committing to data migration to Russia. 

Guy Willner, CEO of IXcellerate commented on IXcellerate’s involvement in the White Paper “With the new law emerging very soon, we wanted to make sure businesses are ready for it by understanding all of the concerns of the involved parties. The deadline means that international players will have to start adapting now in order to be prepared and operate legally by September. This is by no means an impossible target if companies take it seriously and plan ahead. Russia is Europe’s largest Internet market by users and traffic is growing 20% faster than Western Europe, so this market simply cannot be ignored.”

White Paper can be viewed and downloaded from IXcellerate’s website:


About IXcellerate

Opened in 2012, IXcellerate’s Tier 3+ Moscow One Datacentre is centrally located on a 15,000m² campus. IXcellerate Moscow One provides leading clients such as Thomson Reuters, Sprint, NTT and Orange Business Services with 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 to the entire World. Expansion phases have the potential to increase the co-location floor space to over 8000m², with power feeds planned up to 20 MVA.

Investors include IFC (World Bank) and Sumitomo Corporation.

See more information or follow on Twitter @ixcellerate.


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