XBT Holding, the fast growing parent company of hosting brand Servers.com, has announced the acquisition of Russian company Edinaya Set, in order to launch the regional versions of its hosting services in Russia.
The move would enable XBT Holding to deploy its hosting services to the local market in observance of the legal standards of the Russian Federation. As a result, customers of the company from Russia and abroad will be able to allocate servers in the Russian Federation, in full compliance with and according to the Federal Law in regards to the use and storage of Personal Data.
This in turn will bring the “high performance and low latency” network of Servers.com to customers in Russia. XBT’s unique global private network, which connects all server infrastructure maintained by the holding’s subsidiaries, is a significant reason behind the decision for Russia to be the next destination. The partnership hints at a deeper integration of services which is to follow.
“We have been looking for a local player which meets our development requirements,” said Aleksej Gubarev, CEO of XBT Holding. “Edinaya Set’ will become the base of our international operations in the region by guaranteeing better and more diversified services. This successful move will provide our customers with new opportunities, and will allow us to launch our project, Servers.com, in Russia under the brand Servers.ru before the end of 2015.”
The domain name Servers.com was acquired for 300.000 US dollars as a highest bid in a bankruptcy auction, which took place in Dallas, U.S. The selling price was a bargain compared to the domain name Server.com (singular) that was sold for $770,000 in 2009.
“We have, so far, been developing our portfolio linearly,” said Edinaya Set’s Managing Director, Sergey Krysenko. “It has certainly worked but our newly-formed partnership allows us to improve. The experience we have accumulated, together with XBT’s resources, will ensure that our IT infrastructure will receive a needed optimization.”
XBT Holding is a privately-owned global hosting, network solutions and web development provider founded in 2005, with offices in 8 countries. Worldwide enterprise and SMB customers rely on XBT’s comprehensive service portfolio, including managed dedicated servers, colocation, shared and VPS hosting, high-performance network, cloud hosting, web and application development services.