Rostelecom will build the first regional data processing center (DPC) in the Russian Arctic in the Murmansk region, which will be launched in July 2022. This was announced to reporters on Saturday by Alexander Loginov, director of the North-West macro-regional branch of PJSC Rostelecom.
"We plan to start construction at the end of this year or at the beginning of 2022. The planned completion date is July 2022. The design of the Data Processing Center will be aimed primarily at the business community, but we will provide an opportunity to host government services", Loginov said after signing a cooperation agreement on the creation of a data center with the Murmansk region represented by the head of the region, Andrey Chibis. The representative of Rostelecom added that the Murmansk data processing center will be the first in the Russian Arctic, and the volume of investments after launch will reach 300 million rubles.
According to Chibis, the data center is now especially relevant for the needs of the regional authorities, because the amount of data that needs to be stored and processed is constantly growing. "In order for this project to take place, we agreed with Rostelecom that we (the government of the Murmansk region - red) will act as an anchor partner. But the main focus is not on the state, but on business, which is also very actively involved in reducing costs , increasing the efficiency and productivity of labor", he said, noting that the Murmansk region over the past two years has become a leader among Russian regions in digitalization.