MGTS will invest 100 million rubles in the construction of its own data centers

    A subsidiary of MTS Moscow City Telephone Network ( MGTS ) has begun to re-equip its telephone exchanges for data storage. Peculiar data centers will be created individually for specific customers.

    The company has 66 buildings at its disposal. So far, only one of them is being rebuilt. At the initial stage, MGTS plans to invest 100 million rubles in the construction of its data centers. It is planned to recoup investments in four years.

    Data centers will be built upon receipt of orders, and their projects will be coordinated with customers. This will reduce construction time and customer costs. This approach differs from the generally accepted one, in which data centers are created in advance according to a unified scheme, and then rented out. Renting one rack in the MGTS telehouse now costs the company customers 18,000 rubles a month, while the average market price is about 60,000 rubles a month, company representative Tatyana Martyanova told RBC.

    The first customer of MGTS was one of the leaders in the IT market of NVision Group. The company is engaged in the development and supply of information and communication solutions, services and services. In May, she rented a floor with 40 racks in the building of the former ATS-972 in the center of Moscow. MGTS is currently in talks with ten potential customers.

    The Law on Personal Data will enter into force on September 1, 2015. It orders foreign companies to post data on Russian customers exclusively in the Russian Federation. Similar laws already work in Vietnam, China, Indonesia and India.

    On July 13, Megamind wrote that the Association of European Businesses ( AEB ) still insists on postponing this law. AEB includes about 600 companies from Russia and the European Union. At the St. Petersburg Economic Forum ( PEF) they sent a proposal to President Vladimir Putin.

    On Wednesday, July 15, the head of the Ministry of Communications, Nikolai Nikiforov, said that the deadline for introducing the law remains unchanged, despite requests from some industry players. He also noted that Russia has already created "enough for normal operation" number of data centers and the required number of communication channels.

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