In early November, the Moscow Exchange announced that it had selected DataSpace's Moscow data center as its main facility and service provider. Migration will take place over the next few months and Moscow Exchange officials hope the Russia data center will be ready to take on the role as primary facility for the firm in 2015.
Once the full shift has taken place, the Moscow data center – known as DataSpace1 – will be the primary host for the Moscow Exchange's trading, clearing and depository technology. The facility will also provide infrastructure support for the Moscow Exchange's colocation customers.
In the current Russian marketplace, capital markets are developing at a considerable rate. Furthermore, since the deployment of new point-to-point connectivity linking Moscow, Frankfurt and London, the Moscow Exchange's infrastructure has seen quality improvements and marked lower latency. In order to transform Moscow into a main global trading hub, more advanced data center services are needed.
As a result of their need for additional technology services, officials opted to leverage DataSpace1 as the main facility for the Moscow Exchange. The Russia data center is the first in the country to receive Tier III Certification in Design, which it was awarded in November 2010. The facility has also achieved Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility in September 2011. This marks the fifth data center in the world to complete the full cycle of Tier III certifications and receive this recognition.
The facility was also constructed with data center sustainability in mind, and received Tier III Gold level certification for Operational Sustainability this year.
DataSpace1 includes a total of 64,500 square feet, along with 32,300 square feet of raised floor space. The facility also features 12 separate data halls with 1000 racks dispersed throughout in private cages. Each data hall occupies a 2,690 square feet space and provides access to 360 kVt of critical power. The Russia data center boasts 9.5 MW of uninterruptible, continuous energy.
"Today, a growing number of customers choose outsourced service providers because it allows them to meet the growing requirements for security and reliability and at the same time makes more sense from an operational and economic standpoint," DataSpace President Sergey Rasskazov said. "The data center market has responded to this new model by continuing the grow, both in volume and quality."