Moscow / Москва́: Rosatom acquires a data center in development; the 36MW facility is set to open in 2024

Aug 14, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

The state-owned Nuclear Energy Corporation of Russia has acquired a Moscow data center. reports that Rosatom's Atomdata Center division has acquired a Moscow data center under construction for $237 million. The Moscow-2 facility, situated on 215,280 square feet in the Southern Administrative District, is scheduled to offer 3,640 racks and go live in 2024. It will provide 36 MW.

Rosatom stated that the facility would be the "largest data center in Russia" and be certified as Uptime Tier IV. In May, reported that the company was in the process of purchasing the data center. The publication reported that the Dorozhnaya Street facility was acquired from a developer named Monarch. Atomdata provides both colocation and containerized data centers. The company operates three facilities, including the 48MW Kalininsky data center in the Tver region that went live in 2018, the 10MW Xelent data center in St. Petersburg that took over in 2021, and the 170 rack StoreData data center in Moscow acquired in the same year.

According to reports, five additional facilities are in various phases of development. This includes a 16MW data center in Innopolis, Tatarstan, which is scheduled to become operational by the end of the year, as well as Xelent-2 in St. Petersburg and Arktika in the Murmansk region. stated In April, Rosatom abandoned plans to hire a contractor to design a large new data center near St. Petersburg that was to offer 21MW across 2,100 racks.