Goznak has opened a Data Processing Center in Saint Petersburg 02.06.2021

The official opening of the Data Processing Center of Goznak at the Saint Petersburg Paper Mill took place on June 2, 2021. Today it is one of the two Data Processing Centers in the city certified for the compliance of their projecting and construction to Tier III reliability level of Uptime Institute. The six machinery rooms of the Data Processing Center will host 470 racks.

 The General Director of Goznak Arkady Trachuk, a representative of the contracting company that ensured the erection of the Data Center, the President of I-Teco Shamil Shakirov as well as the Managing Director of the Branch of Uptime Institute in Russia and the CIS Alexey Solodovnikov took part in the opening ceremony.  

The Data Processing Center is located within the historical buildings of the Expedition of Storing State Papers on the Fontanka River Embankment in the center of Saint Petersburg. The Data Center has certificates of Tier III level, "Design" and "Facility" categories of Uptime Institute. The infrastructure of all the announced quantity of IT equipment has fail-safety in accordance with these certificates. That means guarantee of faultless operation of all the service systems making it possible to provide availability of the Data Processing Center at the level of 99.982%. Thus, the non-productive time of the Data Processing Center can comprise not more than 1.6 hours per year.  

The Data Center is oriented at state and large commercial customers first of all. Services of colocation and the clients’ cloud infrastructure with related services are provided. Every client will receive individual approach including the opportunity of creating the Data Processing Center infrastructure in compliance with the customers’ requirements.   

In the near future, it is planned to provide an opportunity of setting up state information systems at the Data Processing Center in Saint Petersburg and providing their compliance with the requirements in the field of information security. Besides, Goznak Cloud services will be set up using the capacity of the Data Processing Center.

The total area of the Data Processing Center is 3540 m2, its designed capacity is 6 MW. The announced maximum number of 470 clients’ racks corresponds to the average power of 8 kW per rack and the total power of all the customers’ IT equipment 3196 kW. The Data Processing Center is located within the protected territory equipped with an access control system and 24-hour video surveillance.

Arkady Trachuk, General Director of Goznak

 I would like to thank for the great work carried out by the specialists of Goznak, the specialists of I-Teco, thereby this unique Data Processing Center has been created. Its uniqueness is in the fact that although it is located in a building constructed in the 19th century, it conforms to the highest security requirements – physical security, power supply security and data security. It is important to point out that it is one of the few centers in the city with a certificate of Tier III level covering the whole set of equipment.   

Shamil Shakirov, President of I-Teco

I express my deepest gratitude for the experience and trust our customers have vested us because it is one thing to build a Data Processing Center in an empty field, and another is to come to a building constructed many centuries ago. It 
is complicated and interesting task. The mill worked every day, all the engineering systems of the building operated, and people were engaged in the main production; however, they were also engaged in the new project construction.     

Speaking about the project concept, it is a landmark story. Perhaps it is a real business transformation that we have heard a lot about lately. In this situation, we see a certain vector of development of a new competence, business transformation and interest in a new area of knowledge. We suppose that the asset and the capital will be a serious business for Goznak in the future, and the construction of a Data Processing Center is a correct and well-timed contribution in this direction. 

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