Russia / Россия: Key Point has announces plans for a new facility in Yekaterinburg

Jan 05, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Keypoint is expanding in Yekaterinburg, it has announced, with the addition of a new facility, spanning 3,200 sqm (34,450 sq ft). It will reportedly be built inside an existing building and constructed with the aim of achieving Tier III certification, developed in partnership with Russian telco PJSC VimpelCom (Beeline), which is set to be the data center’s anchor tenant.

This announcement of a new facility accompanies the previous two deals between the two companies in Vladivostok in Primorsky Krai and Novosibirsk, the former a 10MW facility scheduled for the end of 2022 and the latter, a 4MW facility, build in two phases and due to be complete in December 2023.
Keypoint's Yekaterinburg facility

Speaking about the deal, Valery Shorzhin, Executive Vice President for Technology at PJSC VimpelCom, said: “The signing of an agreement on the construction of a data center in Yekaterinburg with Key Point Group is the next step in implementing the strategy of regional data centers.” According to Shorzhin, the agreement covers both the company’s needs and the needs of its customers in the Urals. Adding: “A large number of industries and companies are concentrated in these cities, which are beginning to actively use cloud technologies. We are moving to a regional data center model not only to centralize our internal infrastructure, but also to increase reliability and reduce costs.”

Meanwhile, Alexander Martynyuk, General Director of Key Point Group, added: “Creating a high-quality data center in the region is a much more difficult task than in Moscow. We are confident that we will solve this problem in Vladivostok. The time has come to transfer the experience gained to new regional data centers.”

Evgeny Virtser, General Director of Key Point, said: “For us, VimpelCom is both a reliable partner and a competent demanding client. Cooperation with him gives us not only tangible benefits in terms of preparing the site for the construction of a data center, but also allows us to get the necessary guidelines first-hand for more efficient operation of the commissioned facilities.”