With a population of over 144.1 million, Russia is the #10 globally ranked country on Cloudscene based on data center density. A GDP of US $1.33 trillion, the country’s top service providers include DataIX, RETN and MSK-IX. Russia has 73 internet users per 100 and the connectivity ecosystem is made up of 118 colocation data centers, 226 cloud service providers and 9 network fabrics.

Russia Overview

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Market Overview

With a staggering landmass, Russia is the largest country in the world. Officially the Russian Federation, it is a federal semi-presidential constitutional republic that spans Europe and Asia. Russia has a population of over 144.1 million and 144.1 million and an internet literacy rate of 73% (105.19 million million internet users).

Data Center & Telecommunications Economy

The total GDP of the 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 36.52 million fixed line telephone subscriptions and 227.28 million mobile telephone subscriptions.

Data Center Markets

Russia contains several data center clusters throughout the country providing plenty of colocation opportunities. The primary colocation data center markets in Russia are:

Despite Russia’s enormous size it has very few submarine cables, relying rather on it’s terrestrial network. There are 118 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 226 service providers.

Russian Rankings

Cloudscene compares and ranks data centers, cloud service providers and network fabrics in a given market by a range of different qualities including ecosystem size and network size.

Richest Data Center Ecosystems

The top five colocation facilities in Russia are:

  1. MMTS9
  2. Moscow One
  3. Moscow
  4. M1
  5. Yaroslavl

Top Data Center Operators

The top five data center operators in Russia are:

  1. Selectel
  2. Datahouse
  3. Data Harbour
  5. CROC

Top Service Providers

The top five cloud service providers in Russia are:

  1. DataIX
  2. RETN
  3. MSK-IX
  4. Rostelecom
  5. Rascom

Energy Distribution

Energy is a significant issue for data centers and Russia has good coverage of the energy sector. Russia is energized by 20.6% renewable or green sources, with the remaining provided by fossil/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 1.40. The average PUE for Russian data centers is 1.26. Russian colocation facilities provide over 160.46 MW of power and has a range of rack power options from 4.00 kW to 7.00 kW.

Natural Disasters

Russia is moderately safe from most catastrophic dangers with a low risk factor of 3.58% according to the World Risk Report. Russia is experiences a range of different natural disasters. The primary concern is flooding.

Service Providers

Russia’s communications industry is regulated by Minsvyaz (Ministry for Communications and Informatization of the Russian Federation). Major players in the carrier space include:

  • MTS
  • MegaFon
  • Beeline
  • Tele2

While the top three service providers are:

There are numerous smaller providers as well.

Cloudscene Russian Facts

  • Total number of Russian data centers: 118
  • Total number of cloud service providers: 226
  • Total number of network fabrics: 9
  • Latest Russian data center added: Yekaterinburg
  • Latest Russian data centers service provider: GalaxyData
  • Number of certified colocation facilities in Russia: 14

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