IXcellerate begins construction after securing Europe’s largest datacentre campus at 34 acres in Moscow with up to 200MW planned
Moscow – London, 16 February 2021: IXcellerate, the leading commercial datacentre operator in Russia, today announced the most significant investment in its 10-year history in Russia, with an ambitious plan to build a world-leading and sustainable campus at a newly secured location in the south of Moscow.
The southern campus – IXcellerate Moscow South – will unite several datacentres starting with Moscow Five (MOS5), providing clear visibility for hypercloud clients of considerable expansion. Its power capacity will be more than 200 MW, with a design capacity of approximately 20,000 rack spaces. The first phase is slated for commissioning in Q3/Q4 2021.
IXcellerate datacentres are designed to accommodate modern high-load servers and infrastructure for ultra-dense computing in accordance with the Tier III / Level 3 reliability level. During construction, it is planned to use the best energy-efficient and engineering solutions, including a number of green technology initiatives.
Combined with IXcellerate’s innovative Eurasia Peering Internet exchange platform, customers of the new datacentres will be able to connect to over 200 networks, enjoying access to a vast Internet ecosystem of cloud and technology companies whilst also benefitting from extensive office, meeting, event and project space, all on-campus.
Guy Willner, Chairman of IXcellerate, comments:
«We are proud to announce the largest expansion step in IXcellerate history – it underlines our commitment to helping the next generation of Russia’s tech entrepreneurs alongside the country’s accelerating public sector digitalization. We believe this next step in our growth will allow both enterprises and federal bodies to further harness technology to help create a greener future. In tandem with sustainability, data sovereignty is a major issue across the planet and our datacentres allow companies to fully comply with privacy and localization laws whilst also providing the fastest, lowest latency access possible to Russia’s over 100 million Internet users. Ten years of experience, powerful infrastructure, investor support and the trust of our many Russian and international clients and partners give us grounds to be confident that our main goal – to become the best datacentre operator in Russia – will be achieved».
Konstantin Borman, Managing Director of IXcellerate, comments:
«The Russian capital is taking an increasingly important place in the global data-centric economy. Moscow is one of the TOP-5 largest data center markets in Europe in terms of energy capacity and is a key telecom hub on the way from Asia to Europe. By the end of 2021, the IT load of all Moscow commercial data centers will be about 260 MW. We are building a giant ecosystem that combines a powerful infrastructure, high customer focus, neutrality and unlimited scalability. It is designed to meet the growing demand for the most modern and energy efficient solutions to support the development of the digital industry in Russia».
IXcellerate also plans to build new data facilities and expand its first campus located in the north of Moscow.