On November 28, Hayatt Regency Ekaterinburg hosted the 2nd annual international conference "Data Center - Models, Services, Infrastructure". As part of his speech, 3data CEO Ilya Khala shared his opinion on possible directions for the development of the data center market outside Moscow and the Moscow region.
“With the help of IKS-Consulting, we conducted an economic research and came to the conclusion that the franchise is one of the most promising formats for our country. A full-fledged partner ecosystem has been formed around 3data over the years, and we are ready to provide comprehensive support to franchisees and help our partners to saturate the market of Yekaterinburg or other cities with successful projects, ”said Ilya Khala.
At the moment, a pilot project in the format of a franchise is already being implemented on the territory of the Moscow region. In the near future, another project will be announced, but outside the Moscow region.
The current year is characterized by the initiation of projects for the construction of data centers in the regions, active digital transformation and the introduction of modern IT technologies in various sectors of the economy. All these trends formed the main agenda of the forum and served as a reason for a productive dialogue among colleagues and participants of the event.
As part of the discussion of the conference “We are building data centers in the region: quickly, efficiently, inexpensively. Is it possible?" Ilya Khala expressed the opinion that eventually a data center should be built in every city in our country. The participants in the conversation, including representatives of the largest IT companies and the telecom industry, agreed that in modern realities, building a data center quickly, efficiently and inexpensively is possible, and is also an urgent need for the market.
In total, more than 300 delegates took part in the forum, 23 exhibitors were represented at the exhibition, and 33 speakers took part in the business program.