Russia / Россия: Liberum Navitas to develop 15 data centers across Russia

Oct 22, 2021 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Liberum Navitas, a Russian ICT firm, has announced its plans to build 15 data centers across Russia over the next two years. The ICT firm revealed that it is launching a federal investment project to develop the data centers while unifying them by a single fiber-optic communication line. The company says the project of developing 15 core data centers will target commercial enterprises and government agencies as its customers.

Each of the facilities will have 500 racks, with Moscow housing 2,000 racks. Liberum Navitas revealed that the total racks of the facilities would be 9,000, with the potential to double if needed. The facilities will be built in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Murmansk, Sochi, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Sevastopol, Tyumen, Novgorod, Nizhny, Irkutsk, Novv Urengov, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Vladivostok, and Khabarovsky. The firm will be investing 10% of the estimated 48.6 billion rubles ($683.3m) needed for the project. It will be calling on domestic venture investors to invest in the project.

CEO of Liberum Navitas, Ayrat Mustafin, said one of the challenges businesses in Russia face is creating an excellent infrastructure for storing, processing and transmitting information. He noted that the country doesn’t have a well-organized data infrastructure, and it is not acceptable. He further pointed out that the company has launched a large project to solve the problem and is speaking with serious investors.