Russian telco Rostelecom has merged its two data center business units into one.

The company is merging Rostelecom-DPC and DataLine to form a new service company DPC Technology Center.

Rostelecom said the new organization will combine the expertise and experience from the two companies in the construction, operation, and maintenance of data centers. The process of merging Rostelecom-DPC and DataLine has already begun.

– Rostelcom

“The pooling of resources in a new structural unit will help optimize the maintenance of the largest network of data centers in Russia, provide Rostelecom Data Center customers with a uniform high level of service at all sites, as well as increase the efficiency of business and production processes, and allow for more flexible cost management,” the company said in a statement.

The company is also establishing centers at its data centers to research and test new technologies and train engineers. Each of the centers will focus on a specific technology area and share knowledge with other sites.

“The integration of processes in the united team is still in full swing, but a positive result is already visible; during our joint work, we have launched 1,500 new racks in Moscow and the regions,” Yuri Samoilov, First Deputy General Director of Rostelecom-Data Center and General Director of DataLine. “Our network of data centers covers almost all of Russia from Novosibirsk to St. Petersburg, and this is just the beginning. New projects are planned for the near future in Rostov-on-Don and Nizhny Novgorod, as well as the expansion of existing sites.”

Rostelecom DPC is the data center unit of the Russian telco, offering colocation services from a number of facilities across the country. DataLine is a data center operator providing cloud and infrastructure from data centers in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Udomla, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk. Rostelecom announced it was acquiring the company late last year and closed the deal at the start of the year.

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