Press Release: Sumitomo Corporation invests for IXcellerate’s Expansion

12 June, 2014

IXcellerate, an unparalleled carrier neutral datacentre operator in Moscow, announced today that Sumitomo Corporation invested in Moscow One Datacentre.

Sumitomo Corporation, one of the leading global corporations, made an equity investment in IXcellerate. The investment was created to fund IXcellerate’s growth strategy within Russia, supporting the development and expansion of the Moscow One Datacentre facilities. As a Non-Executive Member of the Board, Sumitomo understands the attractiveness of the independent Tier 3+ datacentre in Moscow and believes in IXcellerate’s business model and its growth.

Being a long-term investor Sumitomo has no doubt in the value that the Moscow One Datacentre will deliver. Currently offering its services to the big industry players in financial, telecom, IT services and corporate sectors IXcellerate demonstrated the ongoing demand in the Russian market.

“For IXcellerate Sumitomo is not only an investor but also a valued partner. With strong relationship between both companies, when we learnt that Sumitomo wanted to invest, we were not interested in having anyone else on board” said Guy Willner, CEO of IXcellerate.

“We strongly believe that the professional team of IXcellerate led by Guy Willner, who is one of the industry leaders, would enable its clients in Russia to get the best out of the premier datacenter services. As a company having business experience in Russia over 50 years, Sumitomo Corporation is committed to contribute to the further growth of IXcellerate and to the development of its services” Katsuya Kashiki, Director of ICT Business Division.

About Sumitomo Corporation
Sumitomo Corporation is amongst the world’s oldest and largest integrated trading and investment enterprises, and not only it conducts commodity transactions in all industries utilizing worldwide networks, but also provides related customers with various financing, serves as an organizer and a coordinator for various projects, and invests in businesses from the information industry to the retailing industry, thus showing great diversification as an Integrated Business Enterprise. Sumitomo Corporation is headquartered in Japan, and has its global network consisting of 139 offices and about 800 consolidated subsidiaries and associated companies world wide. www.sumitomocorp.co.jp/english

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 24/365. 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).

IXcellerate customers include Orange Business Systems, NTT, Le Pain Quotidien group and a major international market data company.

See more information www.ixcellerate.com or follow on Twitter @ixcellerate.