Servers.com, a global hosting platform part of XBT Holding, has announced the opening of their first data center in Moscow, Russia under the Servers.ru brand. This data center joins Servers.com’s existing interconnected locations in Dallas, Amsterdam, and Luxembourg.
The initial infrastructure investment in Servers.ru was $1.5 million. In the coming months, Servers.com is looking to make similar commitments to their global SMB customers by opening data centers in Hyderabad and Singapore.
“Servers.com is excited to provide a gateway to Russia for our global customers,” said Aleksej Gubarev, CEO and co-founder of Servers.com. “And we are the only provider offering 40 Gbps connection to each server and international standards of quality and support in Russia. Most importantly, all our data centers are united in global private network. This provides numerous opportunities to performance-hungry businesses.”
Gubarev went on to state that one of Servers.com’s continuing goals is to bring its data centers closer to its customers, for improved access and to meet any data sovereignty requirements. “Servers.com provides the platform for businesses who maintain presence in Russia, as such entities are legally required to store personal data within Russia’s physical borders.”
In addition to their global private network and 40 Gbps connection to each server, every Servers.com data center including the one in Moscow is equipped with “state-of-the-art” Dell servers, Juniper and Brocade network equipment, and “reliable” power subsystems to support 99.997% availability. The hardware utilized would allow customers to quickly build reliable hybrid infrastructures. Deploying bare metal dedicated servers would be as easy as deploying cloud, with “40-minute zero-touch” bare metal provisioning.
“We designed our global private network to meet the needs of the financial industry, which requires low latency, a high-capacity connection, and 24×7 customer support,” added Mr. Gubarev. “And then made it available to all our customers.”