Russian IT firm Selectel is planning to build a data center in Moscow.
Cnews.ru reports that the company is developing a 20MW 4,500 sqm (48,400 sq ft) facility, to be known as Yurlovsky, capable of housing up to 2,000 racks. The commissioning of the facility is scheduled for 2023.
Aleksey Eremenko, director of infrastructure at Selectel , told the publication the facility will be built to Tier IV standards. The data center will be cooled with outside air (free-cooling) technology.
At the same time, Selectel plans to expand its existing data centers, as well as explore potential locations for new facilities.
Yurlovsky will become the second Selectel data center in Moscow; its current facility in the city offers 6.5MW across 2,400 sqm (25,800 sq ft). The company has four facilities across Saint Petersburg and Leningrad totaling almost 16MW and 5,000 sqm (53,800 sq ft).
Formed in 2008 by Vyacheslav Mirilashvil and Lev Binzumovich Leviev, former investors of the Russian social network VKontakte, Selectel offers cloud, hosting, colocation, and CDN services. Its last data center opened in 2015.