BUILD / Sustainable Building Awards 2017 23 , Best for Data Centre Cooling & Ventilation Solutions - Russia IXcellerate is an unparalleled Carrier and Cloud Neutral Data Centre inMoscow. We invited Dina Nurkaeva to give us an insight into the company and its recent accomplishments. With the introduction of 2015 Information Law, obliging to store personal data of Russian citizens on domestic servers, our client was looking to change its infrastructure in order to comply with new legal regulations, within a strict time limit. IXcellerate succeeded in just under a month with what can usually take up to six. With the help of two carriers offering extra resiliency, along with 24/7 on-site technical support, we ensured the highest level of service and increased redundancy for our customer.” Another significant milestone for IXcellerate was the signature of a strategic 10-year contract to collocate more than 300 racks SU170018 Contact: Dina Nurkaeva Contact Email: [email protected] Address: 53 Davies Street, London, W1K 5JH, UK Phone: 0203 178 5784 Website: ixcellerate.com with the international service provider Orange Business Services. Regarding the future of the firm, Dina explains how the company will look to expand towards the end of 2017, capitalising on its success and its already global client base. “There is currently great demand for the localization of personal data and data storage in Russia, and it is growing intensively. We receive very diverse customer requests, both from large and medium companies coming from different parts of the world. With data volumes growing exponentially, it has become cheaper to outsource to a data- center, than to build your own. We foresee than in the next five years the commercial datacentre capacities in Moscow will grow ten times.” IXcellerate offer pure-play co-location designed to meet the standards of financial institutions, multinational corporations, international carriers and major content providers. IXcellerate Moscow One data centre operates at Tier 3 standard with SLA 99,999%, ensuring highest security and low-latency links to and from other global markets. Dina talks to us about what the firm wants to achieve in the future and what goals the company sets its staff. “Our IXcellerate data center was founded with the aim to provide the highest quality and customer service for all colocation customers in Russia. The facility is designed and constructed to operate continuously delivering critical services to the required level of service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. This is achieved by using a combination of redundant and standby systems.” Giving an example of some of the work the company takes on, Dina describes IXcellerate’s most recent project, listing some of the challenges the firm overcame as well as pointing out that the venture was a success, well within the time limit. “One of our customers is a major European multi-line fashion retailer with significant presence on Russian market.