Kazakhstani infrastructure provider QazCloud has opened a new data centre in the country, in a town called Kosshy, in the Akmola region.
The modular facility, built to Tier II standards, has a total area of 259 square metres and space for 100 racks. The company has said that the new facility means customers will be able to receive cloud and IT, backup, and hot copy services.
According to the Data Centre Dynamics website, it will also host systems for its state-owned parent companies Samruk-Kazyna Group companies and telco Kazakhtelecom JSC as well as their umbrella companies, and other customers.
QazCloud says that thanks to the new centre it will be able to create metro clusters – a form of redundancy that means if one if data centre fails, all information will be automatically and instantly available on another, thus eliminating the risk of data loss.
Founded in 2018, QazCloud provides a number of cloud, hosting and ICT services to customers. QazCloud says it plans to invest in the further development of data centres through its joint company with the Samruk-Kazyna fund.
According to the Qazaq TV website, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev recently signed a decree on the transformation of the Kosshy village into a city of regional significance. It is about 24km south of Astana, also known as Nur-Sultan, the country's capital. Its population is just over 50,000 people.