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DEAC and Synterra sign an agreement on strategic cooperation in the area of data centers

DEAC and Synterra sign an agreement on strategic cooperation in the area of data centers
17.12.2009

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Moscow, Riga, 17 December 2009. DEAC, the largest data center operator in the Baltic States  and Russian National Communications Operator Synterra, have signed an umbrella agreement on strategic cooperation.

The Agreement is targeted at the exchange of up-to-date ICT-services provided by DEAC and Synterra DEAC on the basis of data centers (DC) network distribution. It should be noted that both of the companies are owners of the largest data center networks in their respective regions. The total area of DEAC’s largest network of DCs within the Baltic States is 1000 m2. In 2011 it is planned to increase this to 1800 m2 according to raised floor area. The integral distribution of the national DCs network of Synterra includes seven data centres, located in Moscow, Murmansk, Novosibirsk, Stavropol, Kazan, Krasnodar and Tomsk. The total area of the Russian network according to raised floor area exceeds 2500 m2.

“Following the requirements of our customers, we were looking for a strong Russian partner, which is developing contents-oriented business on the basis of DC networks. The business-model of Synterra, its connection with the network of Baltic operators, as well as its openness to new, innovative joint projects became the decisive factors in our choice,” said DEAC’s Chairman of the Board Andris Gailitis.
“The common infrastructure of DEAC and Synterra will become a major and trustworthy telecommunication bridge between the Baltic States and Russia,” he added.

“The alliance between DEAC  and Synterra is beneficial to both of the Parties: the Russian operator gets one more alternative outlet to certain European resources, and the Baltic company opens wide options for itself in terms of the development of transit business from Europe to Asia,” said Pavel Kucheruk, Deputy Director General of Synterra for management of innovations and business alliances. “It gives us the possibility not only to use the developed competences and infrastructure of DEAC in the interests of Russian customers of Synterra, but also to jointly develop modern ICT-projects, which use the combined infrastructure options of European and Russian partners,” he added.

The DEAC  and Synterra alliance is mainly oriented at satisfying the growing demands of Russian, European and Asian companies in the sphere of telecommunications, DCs and other IT branches. In future European-Asian customers will be able to use the resources of their partners, i.e., the DC distribution networks of both Synterra and DEAC, as well as access the wide telecommunication possibilities of IT outsourcing services. In addition they will also have access to major internet resources within the territory of Eurasia with outlets to international points of internet traffic exchange in Frankfurt, Stockholm, London, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Riga and other major cities.

We would like to note that such solutions help ensure business continuity, organisation of data storage, directories, search systems and video contents systems, video conferences, maintenance of temporary and permanent call-centre hot lines within geographical borders, as well as provide new business possibilities.

Additional information for mass media:
Oleg Naskidayev – Head of Marketing and Development Department
E- mail: onaskidaev@deac.eu
Telephone: +371 6707 2100,
Mobile: +371 29170 284

Ekaterina Andreeva – Press Secretary of the Company Group «Synterra»
E- mail: Ekaterina.Andreeva@synterra.ru
Telephone: (495) 647-7777,
Mobile: +7 (926) 294-1919

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The group «Synterra» is the Russian national network operator, which consists of the companies «Synterra», «PeterStar», «Synterra-Ural», «Synterra-Jug», «Synterra-Sibir», «Global-Teleport», «Teleport SPб» and a range of regional communication operators which have been working in the telecommunications market since 1992. «Synterra» is included in the group «PromSvyazKapital». The company was named the «Best Supplier of Communication Services for Governmental and Municipal Needs» in the «The Best Supplier 2008» competition.

The companies of the group hold licenses for distribution of services to the local telephone network in 40 regions of the Russian Federation, international and inter-city network, communication services in transfer of data, telematical services of communication and communication services for the use of channels in the whole territory of the Russian Federation.

The infrastructure of the group Synterra is distributed in all regions of Russia. It has the most developed digital over ground inter-city network in Russia, comprising more than 75 regions of the country and covering a total area of more than 75,000 kilometres. In 13 regions more than 40 access centres connected to the main lines of the satellite network have been put into operation. This has ensured, the functioning of the networks IP/MPLS, МГ/МН, DCs and their connectivity with members of the telecommunication market.

The companies of the group provide services to more than 30,000 communities. The technical possibility of service provision is ensured in all points of settlement in the Russian Federation (including remote and inaccessible settlement points with the use of VSAT technology).

The total number of employees in the companies of the group is about 2300 people. The offices of the group are located in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Murmansk, Velikiy Novgorod, Pskov, Petrozavodsk, Viborg, Arkhangelsk, Severodvinsk, Siktivkar, Yaroslavl, Rostoc-ov-Don, Krasnodar, Stavropol, Volgograd, Volgodonsk, Chelabinsk, Ekaterinburg, Perm, Tyumen, Surgut, Kurgan, Samar, Kazan, Voronez, Tomsk, Novosibirsk and Saratov.

More information at www.synterra.ru.

The basic range of activities of the company DEAC is oriented on provision of DC services and IT outsourcing on a European and Asia scale. It has the largest infrastructure of DCs in the Baltic States with a total area of 1000 m2 and a  scheme of power connection to TIER IV. Its services are used by almost 2000 customers in more than 20 countries, among which there are Telefonica, Danske Banka, Bank of Latvia, Rietumu Banka, inbox.lv, one.lv, DEPO, TV3 Latvija and others. The company is the official distributor of DELL equipment and the official partner of Microsoft, APC, VMware and EMC.

More information at  www.deac.eu


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