Data centre construction took 2 years with total amount of investments approaching $20 mln.

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Another $30-50 mln are planned to be invested in further expansion considering demand on the services offered. Export potential during first years of operation is expected on the level of $2-5 mln. velcom DC will be 41st in the international chain of telecom giant America Movil. Design and construction was done in full compliance with international standards taking into account current demand on domestic and foreign market. Data centre was certified by Uptime Institute (UI) as Tier III compliant in the categories Design and Facility based on international reliability standards. It occupies 35k sq. m and offers capacity for 800 racks. Total electric output makes up 8 MW. According to Senior Director for Enterprise and ICT Denis Filazafovitch velcom DC will focus on three main areas: collocation of server and network HW, rent of virtual resources for construction of IT infrastructure tailored to serve any business tasks; smart-server is rent of HW for rollout and launch of own SW solutions. DС will operate 24/7/365 while its engineering infrastructure will enable any routine maintenance or handling of any force major events with uninterrupted service provision.