With a staggering landmass of over 6.5 million square miles (17 million square kilometers), Russia is the largest country in the world. Officially the Russian Federation, Russia is a federal, semi-presidential constitutional republic that spans Europe and Asia. Russia has a population of over 141.72 million, and an internet literacy rate of 76% (108.77 million million internet users).
The total GDP of Russia is over US $1.33 trillion and with a contribution of 2.8% from the digital economy, Russia’s data center industry is thriving. Besides Russia’s data centers, the digital economy includes 30.11 million fixed line telephone subscriptions and over 229.43 million mobile telephone subscriptions.
Russia contains several data center clusters throughout the country providing plenty of colocation opportunities. The primary colocation data center markets in Russia are:
There are 119 Russian data centers, the majority of these colocation facilities are located in and around Moscow. Large carrier neutral Russian data centers feature rich ecosystems and state of the art equipment, ensuring maximum uptime and connectivity to over 214 service providers.
Despite Russia’s enormous size, it has very few submarine cables, relying rather on it’s terrestrial network. There are 175 Russian data centers, the majority of these colocation facilities are located in and around Moscow. Large carrier neutral Russian data centers feature rich ecosystems and state of the art equipment, ensuring maximum uptime and connectivity to over 516 service providers.
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The top five colocation facilities in Russia are:
The top five data center operators in Russia are:
The top five cloud service providers in Russia are:
Russia has good coverage of the energy sector, which is an important attribute for any data center market. The nation is energized by 22% renewable or green sources, with the remaining provided by fossil or nuclear fuels. This gives Russian colocation facilities significant opportunities to take advantage of green energy. In addition to green energy, data center consumers enjoy a range of PUE scores between 1.10 and 1.50, with the average PUE for Russian data centers sitting at 1.32. Russian colocation facilities provide over 5485.59 MW of power and has a range of rack power options from 4.00 kW to 7.00 kW.
Russia’s communications industry is regulated by Minsvyaz (Ministry for Communications and Informatization of the Russian Federation). Major players in the carrier space include:
While the top three service providers are:
There are numerous smaller providers as well.