Russia’s largest wireless carrier Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has bought GDTs Energy Group for RUB 5.2 billion (USD 71 million), including net debt.
The group owns the GreenBush facility in Moscow's Zelenograd suburb, one of the largest data centre projects in Russia.
MTS noted only one of the data centre site’s three planned segments was currently active and, once completed, the facility could host 2,280 racks in 24 server rooms covering 5,220 square metres of floor space.
The facility will become the operator’s 12th “major data cente” around Russia.
Igor Egorov, Vice President for Infrastructure Development, said: “MTS has become one of the largest data center players in Russia thanks to our balanced strategy of building out modular data centers as well as opportunistically looking at attractive assets on the market. According to industry experts, the Russian data center market is expected to grow more than 20% annually over the next several years. When fully equipped, GreenBush will rank among the top-5 data centers in Russia by capacity, providing us significant headroom to grow in the Moscow metro area, which today accounts for some 80% of the Russian commercial data center market.”
MTS plans to use the facility’s additional capacity to market colocation and cloud solutions to third parties — including more than 25 services under the #CloudMTS brand — as well as to help meet the Company’s own compute and storage needs.
Today, MTS is helping thousands of SME and enterprise clients power the future of business with a full range of solutions across private, public, and hybrid clouds, including custom-tailored consulting and professional services.