Kazakhstani infrastructure provider QazCloud has opened a new data center in Kosshy.
The QazCloud data center is located in the city of Kosshy, in the Akmola region (20 kilometers from Nur-Sultan). The modular facility, built to Tier II standards, has a total area of 259 square meters (2787 sq ft) and space for 100 racks.
Founded in 2018, QazCloud provides a number of cloud, hosting, and ICT services to customers. The company said the new facility meant customers will be able to receive cloud and IT, backup, and hot copy services. 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.
“Thanks to this data center, for the first time in Kazakhstan, we will be able to create metro clusters – this is when you can make an active reserve in two data centers and if one of them fails, all information will be automatically and instantly available on another reserve – this eliminates the risk of data loss,” said Kasym Yesergepov, General Director of QazCloud LLP. “Several clients have already come to our data center, by the end of the year we plan to recruit or transfer from other data centers about 50 clients.”
The opening ceremony for the new data center was attended by the head of Samruk-Kazyna, Almasadam Satkaliyev, and the chairman of the board of Kazakhtelecom JSC, Kuanyshbek Yessekeyev.
“This is a major infrastructure project and technological advancement that provides vast opportunities for hosting servers and big data for governments, large companies, and cloud services,” said Yessekeyev. “We will continue investing in the further development of data centers through our joint company with the Samruk-Kazyna fund, QazCloud. The market for storing and processing data is growing rapidly and the demand for data centers will increase, and we, as a company, will try to cover this need.”