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IXcellerate Announces First Data Centre in Russia to Achieve Prestigious IBM Certification

LONDON, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

IXcellerate is pleased to announce that its Moscow One Datacentre has been certified for design, build and operation accreditation to IBM Resilience Level 3. The carrier neutral datacenter is the first in Russia to receive this prestigious IBM accreditation.

The Resilience Level Code was developed by IBM as an objective system for comparing the functionality of a particular data centre infrastructure and examines the facility's ability to provide concurrent maintainability with no disruption to the service that the data centre is delivering.

The IBM certification is measured as an equivalent to the TIA-942 Tier 3 classification with some additions and covers cabling infrastructure, tiered infrastructure reliability, environmental considerations, site space and layout.

IBM Level 3 also serves as a guarantee for clients of the datacenter with at least 99.982% availability during the worst-case disruption, the same level as TIA942 Tier 3.

IXcellerate exceeds this by offering its clients 99.999% SLA, where they are financially reimbursed if the downtime exceeds 5 minutes and 16 seconds per year.

"This prestigious award provides reassurance to our clients that they are positioning their data in a secure, world-class data center." said Guy Willner, CEO of IXcellerate.

About IXcellerate 

IXcellerate is an unparalleled carrier neutral datacentre operator in Moscow, which is comparable to the quality of datacentres in America and Western Europe. IXcellerate offers pure-play co-location designed to meet the standards of financial institutions, multinational corporations, international carriers and major content providers.

Opened in 2012, IXcellerate's Tier 3+ Moscow One Datacentre is a stand alone datacentre located within the MKAD ring road of Moscow, set over a 15,000m² campus. IXcellerate Moscow One provides clients with a bespoke solution aimed towards solving their unique datacentre requirements, offering co-location services including private and secure cages, combined with on-hand technical support 24/365. With 12 telecoms networks connected to-date our carrier-neutral facility provides flexible and resilient connectivity choice within Russia and to the entire World. Expansion phases have the potential to increase the co-location floor space to over 8000m², with power feeds planned up to 20 MVA.

The datacentre operates with a zero-downtime approach, which is evident from its design and equipment through to our highly skilled team of experts. This industry-leading SLA combined with the high corporate governance standards implemented by IXcellerate appeals to clients with demanding requirements who expect the best international standards.

IXcellerate was founded by Guy Willner (co-founder and former CEO of IXEurope, former President Europe for Equinix Inc.), and Cliff Gauntlett (former SVP of Golden Telecom in Russia).

IXcellerate customers include Orange Business Systems, NTT, Le Pain Quotidien group and a major international market data company.

See more information or follow on Twitter @ixcellerate.

Contact: Anna Kazaeva, +44-203-178-5782, [email protected]

SOURCE IXcellerate

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