Moscow Exchange Chooses DataSpace as Primary Data Center Services Provider

Moscow Exchange (MoEx), the Russian exchange platform for equities, bonds, derivatives, currencies, money market instruments and commodities, has chosen Moscow-based DataSpace as its primary data center facility and colocation services provider. The Tier III DataSpace1 Moscow data center will host trading, clearing and depository technology as well as MoEx’s colocation clients.

Moscow Exchange ranks among the world’s top 25 exchanges by total capitalization of securities traded, and also among the 10 largest exchange platforms by bonds and derivatives trading. The exchange platform was formed in December 2011 as a result of a merger between Russia’s two main exchange groups – MICEX Group and RTS Group.

The colocation facility in Moscow offers 3.000 square meters of raised floor area.

“Having completed a rigorous analysis of existing and prospective offerings in the data center market, we are pleased to announce that we have selected DataSpace as our primary data center,” said Sergei Poliakoff, Moscow Exchange Chief Information Officer. “The combination of physical security offered, operations expertise and Tier III Gold rating from Uptime were key factors in our decision making process. We are looking forward to fully deploying our primary trading infrastructure in a new home by May 2016.”

PUE = 1.5

DataSpace1 offers 3.000 square meters of raised floor area. The facility includes N+1 redundant power and a total power capacity of 8.5 MW. DataSpace1 features a calculated PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) of 1.5, which is very energy-efficient.

“We are honored to have been given this opportunity to serve MoEx and proud that DataSpace1 was selected for its peerless level of security, reliability and operational excellence,” said David Hamner, DataSpace Chairman. “We look forward to working closely with Moscow Exchange for many years to come and hope that our strong partnership will serve as a great example, furthering the development of the Russian data center market.”