Another participant in the meeting confirmed that Google is a client of several commercial data centers in Russia, including the TrustInfo data center. “In October 2014, Google just installed about 40 racks that took up half of the data center room,” he said. Now, the businessman claims, the company rents the entire hall and is negotiating the lease of racks in another TrustInfo hall, he added. TrustInfo press secretary Elena Boglovskaya declined to comment on this information.
According to Khala, the rental price server depends on its parameters and configuration, but on average it is about 6 thousand rubles per month. Data center on the network 3Data contains from 15 to 60 racks, each rack can hold 30-40 servers, the expert added. It turns out that renting only 40 racks would require more than 7 million rubles per month.
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But Google has all the equipment – racks and servers – its own, one of the interlocutors of RBC disagrees. “Google only needed a hall,” he said. According to him, the rent of space for one own rack is estimated at approximately $ 2 thousand (about 108.06 thousand rubles at the exchange rate of the Central Bank on April 9) per month, taking into account the supply of electricity, air conditioning and other services.
According to the analytical company PMR, in 2014 the volume of the commercial data center services market in Russia reached 11.7 billion rubles, which is 20.4% more than in 2013.
None of RBC’s interlocutors was able to assess the data storage capacity required by Google in Russia.
Khala said at the meeting that foreign customers of 3Data have also begun to move their capacities to Russia due to the law on personal data. Thus, the American company Tourmaline Labs, which will soon launch the Ugo messenger for smartphones on iOS and Android on the Russian market, rented virtual servers in the cloud in one of the 3Data data centers. “Representatives of Tourmaline Labs, having learned that the new law will soon enter into force, turned to us for help. We advised them to keep servers in Russia for Russian users, which they did, ”the businessman said.
Another meeting on data storage will take place at the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications in mid-April, told RBC Marinichev. According to him, the main purpose of these meetings is to develop standards that will help the owners and operators of data centers to technically prepare for the moment 242-ФЗ enters into force.
“Together with the Ministry of Communications, we must prepare the industry and help companies that will transfer personal data about Russian citizens to Russian servers to do this in an organized manner and, if possible, with minimal costs,” Marinichev said at a meeting in March.
The representative of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications noted that the law on storage of personal data was written by the deputies, and the ministry was not involved in its creation, therefore the wording is “not ideal”.