Russia’s state Nuclear Energy Corporation has acquired a data center in Moscow. reports that Rosatom – via its Atomdata Center unit – has acquired a data center under construction in Moscow for 24 billion rubles ($237m).

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– Rosatom

Set on 20,000 sqm (215,280 sq ft) in the Southern Administrative District, the facility known as Moscow-2, is set to offer capacity for 3,640 racks and to go live in 2024. It will offer 36MW.

In its own announcement, Rosatom said the facility would be the “largest data center in Russia” and would be Uptime Tier IV certified.

"The opening of such a data center will reduce the shortage of server capacities in the Moscow market, which has been observed for the second year against the backdrop of companies' demand for cloud services based on Russian manufacturers in order to improve the security of IT infrastructure and ensure technological sovereignty,” said Sergey Nemchenkov, CEO of Atomdata Center. reported the company was in the process of acquiring the data center back in May. The publication said the facility, on Dorozhnaya Street, was acquired from a developer known as Monarch.

Atomdata offers colocation services as well as containerized data centers. The company operates three facilities: the 48MW Kalininsky data center in the Tver region that went live in 2018, the 10MW Xelent data center in St. Petersburg acquired in 2021, and the 170-rack StoreData data center in Moscow that was also acquired in 2021.

Five more facilities are reportedly in various stages of development. This includes a 16MW data center in Innopolis, Tatarstan, which is due live before the end of the year, as well as Xelent-2 in St. Petersburg, and Arktika in the Murmansk region reports Rosatom was previously seeking a contractor to design a large new data center near St. Petersburg – set to offer 21MW across 2,100 racks – but dropped the plans in April.