Russia Considers Adopting New Standards for its Data Center Industry

     Russia Considers Adopting New Standards for its Data Center Industry

  PR Newswire

  MOSCOW, November 1, 2013

MOSCOW, November 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

This year's DatacenterDynamics Converged Moscow event, Eastern Europe's
largest event for the data center industry, explored  both the adoption of
Western "best standards" for designing and building data centers and the
revision of existing regulations, some of which date back to 1979.

Now in its 5th year, DatacenterDynamics Converged Moscow has become the
largest event for the data center industry in Eastern Europe. This year's
speakers included Dmitry Satin from the Russian Federation Ministry for
Communications and Mass Media. They also included Sergey Vinogradov from the
Federal Tax Authority, Tony Day from Schneider Electric, Martin Caroll
fromCBRE Data Centers and Greg Sherry from BICSI.

According to Chris Drake from DCD Intelligence , who presented the latest
results of DatacenterDynamics' Industry Census, Russia's data center sector
saw the 5th highest rate of new  "white space"  growth in 2012 of all the
countries covered in the Census. In addition, in 2012 Russia's sector saw the
3 ^rd  highest rate of investment growth . The strongest investment growth
related to the deployment of IT optimization technologies.

Russia's new government-backed IT roadmap sets ambitious targets for the
country. By 2018, the value of Russia's IT industry (based on exports of IT
products and services) will have doubled to reach RUB280 billion (US$8.7

Panel discussions at DCD Converged Moscow revealed that data center operators
identify a lack of industry standards as one of the factors which inhibit
growth in the data center sector. Other factors include a shortage of skilled
engineers and the absence of regulations for ensuring the security of
enterprise data "in the Cloud". The latter is of particular concern to state
enterprises which continue to be Russia's largest consumers of data center

Dmitry Satin from the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media initiated a
debate on Factors t hat inhibit development of data center industry in 
Russia . Addressing the question of what needs to be changed, he suggested
that the attention of regulators was required to identify and help to solve
key issues.

Alexey Degtyarev from JSC Media Grus announced that a new industry association
would be formed in order to facilitate the promotion of new industry standards
in Russia. These would relate not only to the design and build aspects of the
data center, but also to operations based on best practices in Russia and

DCD Converged Moscow is a leading event platform where leading Russian and
international organizations share their experience, expertise and unique
perspectives. This year's event was the biggest yet, with over 750 attendees
including IT Directors, CIOs and other professionals who are involved in
steering the future direction of Russia's IT and data center industry.

See a full listing of speakers at

To learn more about DCD Converged Moscow, visit

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