MegaFon expands its data center network
The current expansion plan calls for a broader network to include the Moscow region, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg and Khabarovsk. EWDN.com reports.
Each district center will consist of a 1,000-square-meter modular unit and will contract out physical and virtual servers as well as applications on a SaaS basis, which will be available from MegaFon's existing premises even before the actual launch of the data center network.
Additionally, the centers will develop MegaFon's own data systems for internal use, along with commercial clients' data, according to EWDN.com.
MegaFon built its first data center in Novosibirsk in 2009 to cover the Siberian, Ural and Far East market. This was followed by the Volga area's Samara center, Russia's largest at that time.
The Russian data center market has been growing at an accelerated rate, with commercial services in the field estimated at $200 million for 2011. Last month, Rostelecom, the Russian national telecom operator, began construction of a mega data center in Moscow, according to EWDN.com.
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