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7 November, 2014

IXcellerate, Russia’s premier carrier neutral data centre in Moscow, announced that it took part in the 5th Personal Data Protection Conference, held on the 5th of November at Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel.

Organised annually by Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and MassCommunications) the conference is one of this years the main industry events, addressing the topic of personal data that is becoming more eminent every year. The conference involved all of the concerned parties including representatives of the competent authorities and personal data operators to regular personal data subjects. This year the conference was particularly important, as the new law on personal data in Russia will emerge in 2016 and wide selection of areas needed to be examined.

Guy Willner, CEO of IXcellerate commented his participation in the event “As a representative of a foreign business operating in Russia, I found this event to be one of the most interesting and creditable this year. With the new law emerging very soon, Russia is making sure it is ready for it by understanding all of the concerns of the involved parties. The law will require personal data of Russian citizens to be stored within Russia, which means that many of the international players will have to start adapting now in order to be prepared and operate legally.”

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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 24/7. 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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